1969 Chevrolet Nova

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Overview


The Nova remained much the same for 1969. Sales fell by half, and Chevy had dropped the Chevy II portion of the name leaving only 'Nova.'


The Nova remained much the same for 1969. Sales fell by half, and Chevy had dropped the Chevy II portion of the name leaving only 'Nova.'

Mid-year a low-cost option semi-automatic transmission based on the Powerglide called the Torque-Drive became available. It was only offered on the 4- and 6-cylinder engines. Another new option was the Turbo Hydra-Matic

The 1969 SS Novas were the first to have standard front disc brakes.

The most exciting news for Nova fans and performance seekers was the very limited Yenko Nova 427. These were Yenko dealer installed cars featuring a 427ci/450hp engine. They were built in both 1968 and 1969. Only 37 were built in 1969.

Production Numbers


SS 17,564
2 Dr. Sedan 182,379
4 Dr. Sedan 69,470
Total Production 296,413

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
Turbo-Thrift 230 230ci 1x1bbl 140hp - - -
Turbo-Fire 307 307ci 1x2bbl 200hp - - -
Turbo-Thrift 250 250ci 1x1bbl 155hp - - -
Turbo-Fire 350 350ci 1x2bbl/1x4bbl 255hp/300hp - - -
396 396ci - 350/375hp - 5.9 sec 14.50 sec @ 101.10 mph
Super-Thrift 153 l-4 153ci 1x1bbl 90hp - - -

Transmission


  • Powerglide
  • 4-Speed Manual (fully synch)
  • 3-Speed Manual (fully synch)
  • Special 3-Speed (fully synch)
  • Torque-Drive
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Tuxedo Black
Butternut Yellow
Dover White
Dusk Blue
Garnet Red
Azure Tuquoise
Fathom Green
Frost Green
Burnished Brown
Champagne
Olympic Gold
Burgundy
Cortez Silver
LeMans Blue
Hugger Orange
Rallye Green

Interior

Black
Medium Blue
Medium Green
Medium Red

OEM Brochures


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