This 71' Chevy Nova Screams 'Merica

That's right... I reviewed a '71 Nova! Here were my thoughts.

17w ago

It's the 70s: Kiss just put out Rock and Roll and Nite, and Aerosmith is flooding radios with Dream On. And all the way until 1974, Chevy was selling the most American thing to have ever been created: the Chevy Nova SS.

Only 7,015 of these SS Nova's were produced, and I had the honor to review one. The most notable thing you notice when you first notice is the simplicity that makes up the Nova. The rear is basically a shrunken version of the front, with the grill and bumper pattern being recreated in the rear. This simplicity adds a mechanical vibe to the Nova, and there are quite a few instances were you can really appreciate that mechanical feel: most notably when closing the hood and doors.

Propelling the Nova SS from 0-60 in 6.2 seconds is a 350cid V8 that pushes out 270 horsepower. This makes for a top speed of 120 miles per hour, which isn't too shabby for 1971.

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Comments (7)

  • Beautiful car and excellent review. A friend of mine owns one in red. They're incredibly fun to drive. I love the 350 V8.

    I miss the old school carbureted engines (much easier to work on). Unfortunately I grew up in the times where they were being phased out for electronic fuel injection.

      3 months ago
  • Great review!!

    Parents had a 72 when I was young. Green. Vinyl seats that were fun in the summer of 1980 in SE Ohio. 104 on July 15. I remember because that was the day my sister was born and it was HOT. So hot for SE OH during that time. Seats were painful that summer! Great car though. Never had a problem. Not one.

    Sold it to uncle who flipped to a kid. The kid wrapped it around a tree within an hour of purchase. True story. Sad end to the Nova. Kid was fine.

    Kid = 17 year old. Couldn't handle the 350. 🤷‍♂️

      3 months ago
  • Short and to the point. Check my profile about my 1st. car.

      3 months ago
  • The 1971 Nova SS review has arrived! @tribe

      3 months ago
  • Point of Parliamentary procedure, “‘Muurica”.

    Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and CHIV-a-lay. Or

    Football, brisket with N Alabama white sauce, peach cobbler and F150 FTFW

      3 months ago