1968 Chevrolet NovaS

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Considering the vast numbers of third-gen (1968-74) Chevy Novas built back in the day, it's astonishing how few- street-driven or even trailer-queened- survive today. In this series, we've seen just two of these cars prior to today: this '71 and this '74.

1968 Chevrolet NovaS


I'm not 100% convinced this isn't a 1969 model; the front side marker lights and grille surround look like '68 units, but the license plate appears to sport a 1969 number. Junkyard part transplants were incredibly common with these cars, so it could have '68 fenders, a '69 trunk lid, etc. The distinction is pretty much meaningless to all but the most obsessed Nova zealots, because the 1968 and 1969 models are nearly identical vehicles.

1968 Chevrolet NovaS


Speaking of junkyard parts swappage, the Rambler side mirror is a nice touch. Since these things were pretty much the same thing as first-gen Camaros under the skin, small-block hoonage sent vast numbers of them to early graves. This car keeps on earning its keep as a daily driver, though;

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS

1968 Chevrolet NovaS


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