From the Archive: 1963 Chevy Nova | 2013 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach

Here’s a ’63 Chevy Nova that was at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Chevy Nova was originally made between 1961 and 1979 (model years between 1962 and 1979). This is from the first generation, which was made between 1961 and 1965 (model years between 1962 and 1965). This one was modified with 6 like LSX V8 under the hood that produces 345 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 4-speed automatic. This car also has 4-link rear suspension, Mustang II front suspension, and disc brakes. This Nova was auctioned off for $35,750.

Dale Earnhardt’s 1977 Chevy Nova | 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach

This is Dale Earnhardt’s ’77 Chevy Nova, and I saw it at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the fourth generation, which was made between 1974 and 1979 (model years between 1975 and 1979). The engine is a 5.8 liter NASCAR V8 that produces 700 horsepower. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This Nova was originally a Pontiac Ventura, but was converted to a Chevy Nova for better aerodynamics. This Nova was auctioned off for $209,000.