The Nova, originally known as the Chevy II, was a stalwart in Chevrolet’s lineup for 18 model years, from 1962 to 1979. It was a traditional rear-wheel-drive compact car with a liquid-cooled front-mounted engine, a contrast to the Corvair, which had an air-cooled rear-mounted engine and debuted two years prior. The final iteration of the Nova was introduced in 1975, and the model was discontinued halfway through 1979 to make room for the front-wheel-drive Citation, a decision Chevrolet management might have regretted.

In 1979, approximately 97,000 Novas were produced, the lowest production number for any model year. About three-quarters of these were equipped with an inline-6 engine, while the remainder had a V8 engine. The seller claims that this particular vehicle has a 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood, although no photographs are provided to substantiate this claim, nor is there any mention of the engine being numbers-matching or even operational.

This Chevrolet appears to have once sported an American flag paint job, now faded. Barn Finder Mitchell G. provided this tip and aptly described the car as “old faded glory.” It is assumed that the body of the car is in decent condition, but there are no photos of the interior. It is known that the vehicle has an automatic transmission and comes with some extra parts, which might help in getting it running again.

Located in Reading, Pennsylvania, this likely project car is listed for sale on Craigslist for $3,500, with the price open to negotiation. It could serve as the foundation for an intriguing unrestomod project or be restored to its original specifications, though the last generation of the Chevy Nova has not garnered the same popularity as the 1968-72 models. Nonetheless, they were reliable, albeit unremarkable, automobiles.