Real Wheels: 1967 Nova SS -- 'Plain Jane It Ain't'

Merri Hanjora, The Lima News, Ohio
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Mar. 26—DELPHOS — Chevrolet advertised its 1967 Chevy Nova SS stating, "Plain Jane It Ain't." Grammar mistakes aside, Chevy was on to something with this beast. The grille was changed to a black-accented aluminum grille and the wheel covers were replaced with the iconic Chevy Impala's covers. The side badge now read "Nova SS" instead of "Chevy II SS." Approximately 10,100 Chevy Nova SS models were sold in 1967.

The Chevy Nova has the distinction of being one of the smallest muscle cars to come out of Detroit.

Ron Illyes, of Delphos, brought his 1967 Chevy Nova SS to the Gary Allen Memorial Car Cruz-In. It's fitting that he actually purchased this car from Gary Allen in July 2015.

"I had a 1966 Chevy Nova just out of high school and sold it, as I was being drafted," said Illyes. "We ran across this one and worked out a deal with Gary."

Illyes' Nova includes a 350 engine and is an automatic.

Memories of fun times had in his first Chevy Nova are most assuredly sparked when driving his second Chevy Nova SS. No matter what though heads certainly turn when this car goes down the road.