1968 Chevrolet Nova SS
The Nova was Chevrolet’s compact car introduced first as Chevy II in the early ’60s. The small, affordable model was just a scaled-down Chevelle or Impala. Still, by the end of the ’60s, it obtained serious street credibility since it became a favorite street racer’s weapon. The combination of Nova’s lightweight body and potent V8 engines made it very fast (via Hemmings).
Chevrolet introduced the SS 350 and SS 396 versions in 1968-69. The 1970 model wasn’t changed and still retained classic styling and two powerful V8 engines as an option. Independent tuners like Yenko even offered brutally fast 427 conversions. The Chevrolet Nova SS was one of the best compact muscle cars on sale since it had an affordable price, compact dimensions, and excellent performance.