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Pick of the Day: 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova

Restored “economy car” packs a small-block punch


A newspaper advertisement that circulated when the 1967 Chevrolet Nova was new said, “Up with good looks, down with high prices. The stylish economy car.” I got a kick out of some of the verbiage in the lower paragraphs. “Everything about this ’67 Chevy II is tough and solid to keep the upkeep down.” The ad discusses the car’s innovative electrical system, the Magic-Mirror lacquer paint finish, a long-life exhaust system, and advanced safety technology for the time (four-way flashers!).

The Pick of the Day is a 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS hardtop listed for sale on by a private seller in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. (Click the link to view the listing)

“This 1967 Nova SS is a very original restored car,” the seller says. “It was restored using original, restored original, new old stock, licensed GM reproduction, or American-made parts whenever possible. If you want to remember or experience the 60s, this is the car for you.”

Since its inception, Chevrolet marketed the Nova (or rather, the Chevy II before the Nova nameplate took center stage) as a value-based offering that didn’t skimp on looks or performance. The car rode on the General Motors X-body platform. A second generation was launched in 1966 that brought revisions to the front and rear fascias – the vertical taillights were a unique design characteristic for the time. Today’s turquoise 1967 example is a stunning example of a car that was restored both inside and out.

Curb appeal has been enhanced via a set of five-spoke 15-inch chrome wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A 225/70 raised-white-letter tires. For those who demand the ultimate in originality, an original set of steel wheels with four new Super Sport spinner hubcaps are included with the sale.

Up in front, momentum comes a 327cid Turbo-Fire small-block V8 mated to a console-shifted Turbo Hydramatic 350 three-speed automatic transmission. “It has the stock 275 horsepower engine, with an upgraded custom-ground hydraulic camshaft,” the seller says. “It has not been dyno-tested, but I would expect horsepower to be in the 300 range.”

Chevrolet’s ad for the ’67 Nova says, “Rugged. Dependable. And, really, have you ever seen a better styled car for the money?” As far as money goes, the asking price for this clean SS is $78,000 or best offer. The seller is willing to provide a more detailed build list for interested buyers. Make your move!

To view this listing on, you can find this car (and all prior featured vehicles) in the archives at Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.



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