1967 Chevrolet Chevy II NovaS

Welcome to Down On The Mile High Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. You want to know what really killed the Corvair? This car!

1967 Chevrolet Chevy II NovaS

Though I moved to Denver a couple months back, my 5-year, 1,000-mile romance with the Falcon Pinup Girl meant that I was in the Mile High City pretty frequently before that time. I shot this Nova a couple of winters back, and went digging through my vast photo stash for examples of the Corvair's competition after reading Ate Up With Motor's latest Corvair rant.

1967 Chevrolet Chevy II NovaS

I consider the V8-powered Chevy II to be way more fun in real-world driving than any of the muscled-up Chevelles and Impalas of the era; a warmed-up 283 or 327 enables these little cars to blow the doors off their heavier big siblings. How light were these cars? About 2,700 pounds, or pretty much the same as a 2010 Honda Civic.

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