1963 Chevrolet Nova



1963 Chevrolet Nova (GM Heritage Center)

The 1963 Nova featured a new grille insert and additional trim.

The Nova 400 Convertible and Sports Coupe now offered an SS package sporting SS emblems, a silvery taillight panel, and bright side molding. Standard engine for the SS was still a 6-cylinder, although many ended up with V8s under the hood as it proved a mighty combination of power and light-weight for many drag racers.

Engines and power output remained identical to the previous year.

Production Numbers

Sport Hardtop Coupe 87,415
4-Dr Sedan 58,862
Convertible Coupe 24,823
Total Production 171,100

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
Super-Thrift 153 1-4 153ci 1x1bbl 90hp - - -
Hi-Thrift 194 194ci 1x1bbl 120hp - 14.7 sec 19.7 sec


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide

Paint & Colors


Tuxedo Black
Laurel Green
Ivy Green
Silver Blue
Monaco Blue
Daytona Blue
Azure Aqua
Marine Aqua
Autumn Gold
Ember Red
Riverside Red
Saddle Tan
Cordovan Brown
Ermine White
Adobe Beige
Satin Silver
Sebring Silver (Fire Frost)
Palomar Red


Metallic Red
Med. Fawn
Med. Blue
Med. Saddle

OEM Brochures

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