This Is The Best Introduction A 1986 Chevy Nova Ever Got

By the mid-1980s, the Chevrolet Nova had made a rather unceremonious transition from compact muscle car to rebadged front-wheel drive Toyota hatchback. It wasn't a bad car, but it certainly wasn't a great one, nor one that people would lust after. » 12/30/14 5:39pm 12/30/14 5:39pm

Take Your Bros Racing In A '66 Nova Wagon That T-Shirts Built

Meet Tim "SkyScrape" Katz. You may know him from a little company called TAPOUT, which made a mint from guys beating the shit out of each other. He's got a station wagon. Let's check it out. » 3/19/14 12:34pm 3/19/14 12:34pm

Rural Argentina Is Just Like the Rural US

Discount the license plate along with the dirt roads teeming with old European cars outside the frame and this splendid purple Nova SS could be your Uncle Bob's project car. It's certainly got enough interior space for steak. » 1/07/11 4:30pm 1/07/11 4:30pm

1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova

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! » 7/31/10 9:00am 7/31/10 9:00am

No Go! ¡No Va!

When 95% of your typical East Bay junkyard's customers speak enough Spanish to know that "no va" means "it doesn't go," your typical stripped-nearly-clean early-70s Nova 4-door is going to get some witty comments inscribed in the Malaise-y gold paint. » 4/04/10 3:00pm 4/04/10 3:00pm

NUMMI Is No More

The once-bustling GM-Toyota New United Motors plant, located at the northeastern edge of the area known as Silicon Valley and about 25 miles down the freeway from Chez Murilee, shut down on Friday. » 4/03/10 5:30pm 4/03/10 5:30pm

'74 Buick Apollo Isn't A Nova, Crusher Doesn't Care

Malaise Novas have become pretty rare, and the badge-engineered Buick version has nearly disappeared from the earth. Here's one I found at a local self-service wrecking yard. » 1/17/10 11:00am 1/17/10 11:00am

Relive The Joys Of '76 Chevy Nova Beater Ownership, 1991 Reno Parking…

Since I've already plugged all this crappy analog video hardware into my computer in order to digitize the glory of a '79 Ford Granada, we might as well continue to unearth car-related tidbits from the Murilee Martin Videotape Archives. » 12/06/09 3:00pm 12/06/09 3:00pm

1964 Chevrolet Chevy II Station Wagon

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Is a primered drag-race Nova less offensive than a donked one? » 8/23/09 9:00am 8/23/09 9:00am

1965 Chevrolet Nova

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. This is only our second donk, after this '76 Regal. » 8/08/09 9:00am 8/08/09 9:00am

American Cars: Photographs By Kevin Gray

Today we're showing the work of a Los Angeles-based pro photographer who heads down on the street to find his subjects: battle-scarred American cars in their natural habitat! » 7/05/09 12:00pm 7/05/09 12:00pm

Bay Area Train Commuters Prefer Vintage Iron

When you're having a quinto-Belvedere tailgate party at the Oakland Coliseum, you pay to park in the official stadium lot, but when you're swilling cheap beer and wolfing chile verde burritos prior to sneaking into the good seats with your bleacher tickets watching a ballgame from the bleachers, you don't want to pay » 4/25/08 4:00pm 4/25/08 4:00pm