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Chevrolet Nova

1967 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova

The 1967 Nova SS 2-door Hardtop, part of the 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova line.
Top model in the 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II and
Nova line was the Nova SS hardtop.

The 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova received nothing more than a touch-up after a wholesale restyling for 1966. The 1967 Chevy II and its deluxe Nova rendition continued to attract compact-car shoppers, but the Chevrolet Camaro, introduced for 1967, drained away some buyers.

"Plain Jane it ain't," declared one ad that featured a 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS. Available only in hardtop coupe form, the 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS got a new black-accented anodized aluminum grille.

Every 1967 Chevrolet Nova got a crosshatch pattern that filled the deck lid trim panel. The Nova officially was still called the Chevy II Nova and had overtaken the bottom-rung Chevy II 100 in sales. The Chevy II 100 lacked much in the way of trim or brightwork.

A four-cylinder engine was standard in the 100 series, but most had a six-cylinder instead.

Nova versions started with the 194-cubic-inch six but could have a 250-cubic-inch version for a little extra dough and go. Further powertrain possibilities included a 195-horsepower, 283-cubic-inch V-8 and, for $93 more, a 275-horsepwer 327-cubic-inch V-8.

Nova SS coupes had a console-mounted shift lever with their Powerglide automatic transmission four-speed manual Other models employed a column-mounted gearshift.

Compared to 1966'sl model-year output, sales of the 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova dropped by more than a third, 106,500 (including 12,900 station wagons). About 10,100 Nova SS Chevrolets went to customers this year, 8,200 of them with V-8 engines. In the Chevy II 100 and regular Nova series, six-cylinder engines sold far better than V-8s.

1967 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova Facts

Weight range (lbs.)
Price range (new)
Number built
Chevy II 100
35,900 (approx.)
Chevy II Nova2,660-3,015$2,298-$2,67147,600 (approx.)
Chevy II Nova SS
2,690-2,820$2,487-$2,59010,100 (approx.)

The 1965 Chevy Nova SS 2-door Hardtop, part of the 1965 Chevy II and Nova line.
Most 1967 Chevrolet Nova SSs were ordered
with a 283- or 327-cubic-inch V-8.

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