Pick of the Day: 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS

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1969 Chevrolet Nova SS

In hindsight, 1969 was one of the best design years for many American cars, such as Mustang, Camaro, Chevelle, Corvette and ‘Cuda, with some of the most iconic and recognizable muscle and pony cars of the era. In addition to the triple-C heavy hitters in Chevrolet’s lineup, there was the Nova SS.

The Pick of the Day is a 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS featuring a 350 cid V8 with 300 horsepower, mated to a three-speed Turbo Hydromatic transmission, according to the listing on ClassicCars.com.

The 1969 Nova was nearly indistinguishable from the previous year, having had a restyle in 1968. The biggest changes for ‘69 came in the areas of safety and security, with power disc brakes being included as an integral part of the Nova Super Sport package while an ignition/steering column interlock made its debut as a theft deterrent.

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Side profile of the 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS

From ‘68 to ‘69, the 350 small block was revised internally, with stronger main-bearing bulkheads and caps that were retained with four bolts rather than two.

This Nova has Edelbrock aluminum heads and manifold installed on its 350. The private owner in Indio, California says the car was rated at 430 horsepower on the dyno. Other modifications an electric exhaust cut-outs that work with a push button on the dash.

The Nova Super Sport has been fully restored, according to the owner, who has it priced at $24,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

5 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS”

  1. Im trying choose between the 68 and 69. Both are great cars. Just trying to get a feel for which model works for me. But it’s true what was said earlier in the comments, the 68 is quite a find… Especially if you want to stay within budget. I’m leaning towards 69 tho.

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