Car: Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Super Sport ( SS ) Convertible
What makes it special: In 1963, the Chevy II Nova Super Sport (RPO ZO3) was introduced. It sported special emblems, an instrument package, wheel covers, side moldings, bucket seats, and floor shifter, and was available only on the 400 series sport coupe and convertible for a mere $161.40.
What made it famous: Although the Nova was not originally available with a V8 option, Chevrolet offered a V8 as dealer-installed options in 1962 and 1963, including the fuel injected Corvette V8 version.
Why I would want one: The combination V8 power in the light weight Chevy II Nova makes it a very popular drag racing competitor.
Fun fact: Urban legend claimed that the Chevrolet Nova sold poorly in Spanish-speaking countries because its name, spaced "no va", literally translates to "it doesn't go". (That urban legend has since been debunked.)
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