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1964 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova

The 1964 Chevy II Nova 4-door Sedan, part of the 1964 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova line.
The 1964 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova 400
sedan was priced at $2,243.

The 1964 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova added a third choice to their four- and six-cylinder engines. Chevrolet's traditionally engineered compact finally got a V-8: specifically, the 195-horsepower Turbo-Fire 283, priced at $108 extra.

"Despite its new vigor," read an ad for the 1964 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova, "it's still a nice, quiet, sturdy, sensible, unpretentious car. With sharper teeth." Sharper than before, to be sure, but a V-8 Chevy II still required more than 11 seconds to reach 60 mph.

On the downside, the cool Chevrolet Nova convertible was dropped. So was the Nova's Super Sport option -- at least until midyear. Customer demand brought it back as a package for the Nova hardtop coupe.

Those 1964 Chevrolet Nova SS coupes wore thin body-peak moldings and silver-colored rear coves. Inside were front bucket seats and a console-mounted gearshift for a choice of Powerglide automatic transmission or, in V-8 versions, a four-speed manual. More than one-third of Sport Coupes had the SS option.

The mid-level Chevy II 300 series faded away for 1964. That left the Chevy II 100 in two- and four-door sedan and four-door wagon form, and the plusher Nova 400 in sedan, wagon, and hardtop coupe form.

The 90-horsepower 153-cubic-inch four-cylinder engine was available only in the value-priced Chevy II 100 series. The Chevy II Nova 400s came standard with a 120-horsepower 194-cubic-inch six.

1964 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova Facts

Model
Weight range (lbs.)
Price range (new)
Number built
Chevy II 100
2,455-2,840
$2,011-$2,406
53,100 (approx.)
Chevy II Nova 400
2,560-2,860$2,206-$2,503102,900 (approx.)
Chevy II Nova SS, I6
2,675$2,43310,576

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