1962 Nova Parts and Restoration Information

1962 Nova Specifications

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Introduced in 1962, the 1st generation Chevy II was made available in three series and five body styles—the 100 Series, 300 Series and Nova 400 Series.

Available in two-door coupe and four-door sedan configurations as well as convertible and station wagon versions, A 200 series was also introduced but was discontinued almost immediately. The 1962 Nova was built not only to replace Chevrolet’s Corvair but also to compete with Ford’s newest addition to their lineup: the already successful Falcon. The car was advertised at the time as a sporty yet conventional car that came stock with an efficient new inline 4-cylinder engine, which provided the Nova with 90 HP and great fuel economy. While there are beliefs that the 1962 Nova had an available V8 dealer installed option, but according to the GM Heritage Center this was untrue and Nova did not have an available V8 motor until 1964.  While the Nova was more successful than the Corvair during its debut, ultimately it wasn’t able to beat Ford’s Falcon in sales.


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Series Options:

  • 100 Series
  • 300 Series
  • Nova 400 Series

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

Production Numbers:

  • Chevy II/Nova: 326,607
    • 2-Door Coupe: 59,586
    • 2-Door Convertible: 23,741
    • 2-Door Sedan: 44,390
    • 4-Door Sedan: 139,004
    • 4-Door Wagon: 59,886

Dimensions & capacities:

  • Chevrolet Chevy II 100 Sedan
    • Length: 183 in / 11.5 ft
    • Width: 70.8 in / 5.9 ft
    • Height: 55 in / 4.58 ft
    • Wheelbase: 110 in / 9.16 ft
    • Shipping Weight: 2410 lbs
    • Curb Weight Estimated: 2580 lbs
  • Chevrolet Chevy II 100 Station Wagon
    • Length: 187.4 in / 15.61 ft
    • Width: 70.8 in / 5.9 ft
    • Height: 55.1 in / 4.59 ft
    • Wheelbase: 110 in / 9.16 ft
    • Shipping Weight:  2665 lbs
    • Curb Weight Estimated: 2840 lbs
  • Chevrolet Chevy II 300 Sedan
    • Length: 183 in / 11.5 ft
    • Width: 70.8 in / 5.9 ft
    • Height: 55 in / 4.58 ft
    • Wheelbase: 110 in / 9.16 ft
    • Shipping Weight: 2425 lbs
    • Curb Weight Estimated: 2600 lbs
  • Chevrolet Chevy II 300 Station Wagon
    • Length: 187.4 in / 15.61 ft
    • Width: 70.8 in / 5.9 ft
    • Height: 55.1 in / 4.59 ft
    • Wheelbase: 110 in / 9.16 ft
    • Shipping Weight:  2765 lbs
    • Curb Weight Estimated: 2930 lbs
  • Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Convertible
    • Length: 183 in / 11.5 ft
    • Width: 70.8 in / 5.9 ft
    • Height: 54.5 in / 4.58 ft
    • Wheelbase: 110 in / 9.16 ft
    • Shipping Weight: 2745 lbs
    • Curb Weight Estimated: 2930 lbs
  • Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Sedan
    • Length: 183 in / 11.5 ft
    • Width: 70.8 in / 5.9 ft
    • Height: 55 in / 4.58 ft
    • Wheelbase: 110 in / 9.16 ft
    • Shipping Weight: 2540 lbs
    • Curb Weight Estimated: 2710 lbs
  • Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Sport Coupe
    • Length: 183 in / 11.5 ft
    • Width: 70.8 in / 5.9 ft
    • Height: 54 in / 4.58 ft
    • Wheelbase: 110 in / 9.16 ft
    • Shipping Weight: 2550 lbs
    • Curb Weight Estimated: 2730 lbs
  • Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Station Wagon
    • Length: 187.4 in / 15.61 ft
    • Width: 70.8 in / 5.9 ft
    • Height: 55.1 in / 4.59 ft
    • Wheelbase: 110 in / 9.16 ft
    • Shipping Weight:  2775 lbs
    • Curb Weight Estimated: 2950 lbs

 


 

*The numbers have been compiled from many sources to make these pages as correct as possible. There is no guarantee that the numbers are complete or accurate, therefore, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility for damages incurred from the use of this information.*

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