1970 Chevrolet Nova
The 1970 Chevrolet Nova lineup
started with a $2,335 four-cylinder two door.
Like the 1969 model, the 1970 Chevrolet Nova was offered only as a two-door coupe or four-door sedan.
High-performance fans could take advantage of Nova's relatively light weight and the availability of the Super Sport package. It came with a 300-horsepower 350-cubic-inch V-8 or the "big-block" 396.
Actually, the 396 V-8 displaced 402-cubic-inches for 1970 thanks to a slight increase in bore diameter, but Chevrolet stuck with the familiar "396" designation. Hot Novas were therefore named SS 350 and SS 396 and were offered only with a four-speed manual gearbox or floor-shifted Turbo Hydra-Matic.
The SS 396 could be ordered in 350- or 375-horsepower tune. Nova SS models had a special hood with simulated air intakes, blackout grille and rear panel, and wide-oval tires on seven-inch wheels.
A Custom Exterior package for lesser Novas cost $98, while a vinyl top added $84. Out of 254,242 Novas sold for 1970, 19,558 were the SS 350 or SS 396 version.
1970 Chevrolet Nova Facts
| Model|| Weight range (lbs.)|| Price range (new)|| Number built|
| Nova|| 2,820-3,071|| $2,335-$2,533||254,242 (approx.)|
A new egg crate grille pattern distinguished
the 1970 Nova from the 1969 model.
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