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1965 Chevrolet Nova

General Overview

The 1965 Nova was updated with a cleaner front-end sporting a full-width grille and new integrated headlight bezels.

Parking lights moved down to the deep-section bumper, and sedans gained a new roofline.

The SS came as a sport coupe only, and its production dipped to just 9,100 cars. The Super Sports had a new brushed-chrome console with floor-mounted 4-speed manual, or Powerglide auto. Three-speed manual was “three on the tree.”

Chevy II enthusiasts recognize 1965 as the year the Nova became a muscle car with the help of the new 327ci V8 available with up to 300 hp.

Sales took a drastic hit because of cannibalism from the redesigned Corvair.

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Manufacturer Original Sales Brochures


Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
327ci/300hp 7.2 sec 15.1 sec @ 93 mph Estimate


Available Engines:
Hi-Thrift 194 194ci 1x1bbl 120 hp n/a
Turbo-Thrift 230 230ci n/a 140 hp n/a
Turbo-Fire 283 283ci n/a 195 hp n/a
Turbo-Fire 327 327ci n/a 250 hp n/a
Turbo-Fire 327 327ci n/a 300 hp n/a
Available Transmissions:
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • 3-Speed (fully synch)

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Tuxedo Black
  • Ermine White
  • Mist Blue
  • Danube Blue
  • Willow Green
  • Cypress Green
  • Artesian Turquoise
  • Tahitian Turquoise
  • Madeira Maroon
  • Evening Orhcid
  • Regal Red
  • Sierra Tan
  • Cameo Beige
  • Glacier Gray
  • Goldwood Yellow

Factory Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Med. Saddle
  • Lt. Fawn
  • Med. Blue
  • Med. Turquoise
  • Med. Red

Production Numbers

  • 4-Dr Wagon
    Total productions n/a
  • Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions n/a
  • 4-Dr Sedan
    Total productions n/a
  • SS
    Total productions 9,100
  • Total
    Total productions 60,800

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