Classic Nova Restoration Parts
Reproduction Car Parts for Your Classic Nova
The Chevy Nova is a small car produced by Chevrolet, and manufactured in five generations from 1962 through 1988. Nova was the top level trim Chevy II through 1968. The Chevy II nameplate was dropped after 1968 and Nova became the model name from 1969 through. Built on the X-body frame, Chevy replaced the Nova in 1980 with the Chevrolet Citation, which was introduced in the spring of 1979. Nova returned from 1985 through 1988 as an S-car manufactured by NUMMI, a joint venture between Chevy and Toyota to produce a subcompact based on the front wheel drive, Toyota Sprinter which was only available in Japan.
Before Chevy released this model that was designed to be functional, yet thrifty, there was a lot of debate over what to call it, and the decision to go with "Chevy II" was a very late submission. Among the final names was Nova. The reason “Nova” lost the name race because it didn't start with a "C," but was selected as the trim level for the top-of-the-line series. Eventually the Nova badge would replace Chevy II in 1969. The creators of the Chevy II used the Ford Falcon as a benchmark. The 1962 Chevy II included sedans, wagons, a two-door hardtop, and a convertible. The only body that the Falcon offer the the Chevy II did not, were a 2-door wagon or sedan delivery and the coupe utility, presumably to avoid competing with Chevrolet's own El Camino.
When it comes to restoring a Nova or simply replacing broken or missing trim pieces and installing new Chevrolet weatherstripping and custom fit Nova insulation, you should stick with a supplier you trust and one that specializes in vintage, classic, and collectible automobiles. Our vintage auto restoration parts are of the highest quality and our prices are competitive.