1962 Nova Parts and Restoration Information

1962 Nova Specifications


Introduced in 1962, the 1st generation Chevy Nova was made available as a convertible, wagon, 4 door, as well as a the popular, two door sports coupe.

The 62′ Nova was built not only to replace Chevrolets Corvair, but also to compete with the Ford Falcon. The car was advertised at the time as a sporty yet conventional car that came stock with a new inline 4-cylinder efficient engine, which provided the Nova with 90 HP and great fuel efficiency. An optional V8 was a dealer only option and due to the Nova’s lightweight setup the early models were often popular as drag cars. While the Nova was more successful then the Corvair during its debut it wasn’t able to beat Fords Falcon model.

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Model Options:

  • 4-Door Wagon
  • Sport Hardtop Coupe
  • 2-Door Sedan
  • 4-Door Sedan
  • Convertible Coupe

Engine Options

  • Super-Thrift 153 I-4 | 153ci | 90hp
  • Hi-Thrift 194 | 194ci | 120hp

Available Transmissions:

  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide


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