1976 Chevy Nova

Submitted by Cheetah Velour August 17th, 2010
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Not too long ago, Allee’s Kitsch of the Day blog theme was “You are what you drive”. I couldn’t agree more.

My ride of choice is my 1976 Chevy Nova. I have a very small collection of ’76 Nova goodies, but this dealer brochure is my favorite.

The available colors make me (lime) green with envy & I would just die to have one of those Nova hatchbacks!!

I drive the Concours which was the “luxury compact” Nova. COMPACT?? Not by today’s standards.

I wish I had a time machine so I could go back and get one of the really swanky ones. Back in 1976 the basic model was about $3000 brand new. Sigh.

My own car is a little beat up and nothing fancy, but I love it all the same. As an added bonus, here’s a picture of my car with a monster school bus in the background just to prove that I know a sweet ride when I see it.

3 Responses to “1976 Chevy Nova”

  1. Allee Willis

    Congrats on your Nova! How long have you had it and what kind of driving condition is it in? Beautiful car.

    Is there any kind of Nova club near where you are? That’s always a great source of car gear.

    There’s nothing like owning classic car. I have my Studebaker in my blog today: http://is.gd/elSze.

    I’m obsessed with that monster school bus too. Who owns that?

  2. Cheetah Velour

    Thanks, Allee!

    I’ve had this car about 10 years and it runs like a champ! A family member passed it on to me after he got it from the original owner. Hmmm…I should look into the Nova Clubs around here.

    I’m not sure who owns the monster school bus, but I saw it in front of the local Kmart selling rides for charity. Apparently it makes the rounds & raises funds for different charities.

  3. Mark Milligan

    My first car was a ’63 Nova. It was my Mom’s and she gave it to me and got a ’67. She also had the blue 4-door in the picture! Her blue one like the pic must’ve been a little later, because she had a ’76 Monza-the reason I remember that, is it had factory red, white, and blue seats with an eagle pattern to celebrate the bicentennial.
    I think that Concours is outstanding! Is it a v8 or a 6 cylinder engine? they had an optional little v8 those days that could really haul.