Chevy Nova
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Make: Chevy
Model: Nova
Chevy Nova

The Chevrolet Nova has been used over and over again in movies and has been the center of more than a few plays on words. The Nova was an American compact car introduced in 1962. It was originally of unibody construction and powered by an OHV inline-four or six-cylinder engine. It came available as both a two-door and a four-door sedan. Convertibles and station wagon versions were also available if the driver so chose. Because the conventional Ford Falcon easily outsold the rear-engine Chevrolet Corvair in 1960, Chevrolet knew they had to work on a more conventional compact car. This model eventually became the Nova. It was also sold in Canada from 1963 as the Pontiac Acadian. That particular Canadian model had minimal trim and equipment modifications. According to urban legend, the Nova sold poorly in Latin America because the phrase no va means "does not go" in Spanish. Although this is a very funny thought, this is not in actuality the case. In reality, the Spanish "no va" and "nova" are as different as the English "no table" and "notable". Perhaps the Nova just sold poorly in Latin America because it is a poor car or didn't suit the needs of the Latin American consumers. Nevertheless, perhaps this urban legend helped the Nova make its way in Hollywood, as the car has made numerous appearances over the years. For example, Eddie Murphy's character Axel Foley in the 1984 hit movie Beverly Hills Cop drove an early 70's Nova and in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction John Travolta drove around in a green 1974 Nova. It seems that the Nova is in no way being shut out of Hollywood and will most likely land many more starring roles as its reputation continues to build. Perhaps a star on the Hollywood walk of fame is in order.

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