When it became clear that the radically-engineered Chevrolet Corvair wasn't going to catch the top-selling compact, Ford's Falcon, Chevrolet quickly brought out the Chevy II, a conventional front-engined series that mirrored Ford's approach. The dowdy Chevy II line soon was sexed up with a bucket-seat version, the Nova SS. It was both a tacit response to the Falcon Futura and a 7/8-scale homage to its powerful sibling, the Impala SS. Today, the first-generation Nova SS offers contemporary dimensions in an honest configuration that underscores its roots in a simpler time.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2005/02/25/collectible-classic-1963-67-chevrolet-nova-ss