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1965 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova

The Chevy II Series 100 2-door Sedan, part of the 1965 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova line.
The 1965 Chevrolet Chevy II 100 had exclusive use
of this pillared body style .

The 1965 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova were updated with cleaner front-end styling courtesy of a fresh full-width grille with integrated single headlights.

Parking lights moved down to the deep-section bumper, and sedans gained a new roofline. Taillight and backup lights were restyled, as was the rear cove. An expanded engine lineup gave customers six power choices.

They began with the mild-mannered 90-horsepower Super-Thrift four-cylinder and 120-horsepower Hi-Thrift six-cylinder. Up the ladder were a 140-horsepower six and a 195-horsepower 283-cubic-inch V-8. Up top were a pair of Turbo-Fire 327-cubic-inch V-8s that churned out 250 or 300 horses.

Midyear also brought a more potent 283 with dual exhausts and 220 horsepower. It was quite a selection for a mainstream compact car.

The 1965 Chevy II came in entry-level 100 form or as the posher Nova 400, each in three body styles. The Nova Super Sport came as a Sport Coupe only, and its production dipped to just 9,100 cars.

Nova models had one of the six-cylinder or V-8 engines; the four cylinder was available only in the 100.

Super Sports had a new brushed-chrome console with floor-mounted four-speed manual transmission or Powerglide automatic, but a column-mounted three-speed manual remained standard. Bucket seats wore textured vinyl trim, and the dashboard held ammeter, oil pressure, and temperature gauges.

1965 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova Facts

Weight range (lbs.)
Price range (new)
Number built
Chevy II 100
40,500 (approx.)
Chevy II Nova 400, I6
2,645-2,880$2,243-$2,51051,700 (approx.)
Chevy II Nova SS, I6

The Chevy II Series 100 2-door Sedan, part of the 1965 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova line.
A bench-seat Chevy II was plain and simple,
though this one has factory A/C.

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