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The Chevy Nova, a Consumer Favorite

The Chevy Nova, a Consumer Favorite

From its start as an economical small car, to its rise to one of the best known muscle cars of its era, the Chevy Nova has long been a consumer favorite.

In 1960, Chevrolet went to the drawing board and designed a compact car that would be economical and appealing to the average consumer. By 1962, the first Chevy II Nova rolled off the production line.

This first model was available in three different series and five different styles, giving  consumers plenty of choice.There were also two different engine choices: a 153, 4-cylinder and a 194 6-cylinder with the option between three series - 100, 300, and 400.

The convertible 400 series was one of the biggest sellers in the 1960s and cost roughly $2,475. Now, a 1962 Chevy II Nova 400 drop-top would sell for a little more than $20,000 due to inflation!

At BluePrint Engines, we have the industry's best-in-class warranty for 30 months or 50,000 miles and applies to individual or professional installations so you can get to cruising around town with confidence and peace of mind.

In fact, check out this awesome Nova sporting one of our popular SBCs!

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1966 Chevy Nova Put to the Test, Powered By BluePrint Engine

1966 Chevy Nova Put to the Test, Powered By BluePrint Engine

Andy “The Nova Guy” Mule put his 1966 Chevy II Nova to the test and got it all on video!

Taken at the Inaugural 2017 Sheely Collection Charity Autocross at AutoClub Speedway in Fontana, California, this was Andy’s third event with the car.

As a purpose-built car, it has a full roll cage that is completely tied into the body via gussets, and the suspension is tuned via Ridetech triple-adjustable shocks. It features a complete aftermarket Pro Touring front clip from Total Cost Involved as well as their Torque Arm rear suspension.

You can tell from the video that this Chevy Nova was hustling around those cones. In addition to a roll cage for safety and chassis stiffness, widened wheel tubs were installed to fit the massive steamrollers crammed under the rear of the car.

Powered by our 427 cubic-inch LS engine, it provides enough grunt for the combination to hustle through the straights with an output of 625-horsepower and 550 pounds-per-foot of torque.

BluePrint Engines has the industry's best-in-class warranty for 30 months or 50,000 miles and applies to individual or professional installations so you can get to hustling around cones with confidence and peace of mind.

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