12: Chevrolet Nova (Corolla)
We aren’t talking about the Nova that you see at the dragstrip every Saturday, we are talking about the Nova that was based on the Toyota Corolla. GM had a partnership with Toyota to co-develop vehicles and this was the fruit of their collaboration. Sadly, it was an awful way to rebrand the iconic Nova nameplate. The inexpensive car was an innovative idea in a lot of aspects, and with Toyota’s backing the car had the potential for reliability.
The Nova Twin-Cam was a special edition red and black variation of the car that was powered by a 16-valve Toyota engine. Although the automotive press praised this trim package, the limited black-only color scheme and high price tag pushed buyers away. This is definitely a piece of the Nova lineage that Chevy doesn’t want to be brought up.