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1963 Chevrolet Nova SS

The 1963 Nova SS was the first year for the SS moniker. The Super Sport package essentially was cosmetic and included updates to the trim level both inside and outside the vehicle. This initial year of SS production was not performance oriented in the way we think of a typical Chevrolet SS package. However, in a few short years this would change drastically. For 1963 the 194 cid 6 cylinder motor was the motor of choice. It wasn’t until 1964 that the 283cid V8 motor became an option.

However, it was possible in 1962 and 1963 to have a dealer installed Corvette V8 motor in a Chevy II if you so desired. Adding the 360 hp 327cid motor to the economy compact car turned it into an absolute rocket. Production statistics are unavailable

1963 Nova SS


Hardtop, coupe, convertible

Engine options:

Cid HP Info
194 120 standard motor


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