VAN WERT —The Chevy Nova was a radically-new model based on Camaro-like frame in 1968. This basic body design would last for 11 years and would be shared in one form or another by all other GM divisions. The 1968 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova was fully redesigned on a longer 111-inch wheelbase, a contoured body that featured a new “tunnel effect” roof line. Bodies were longer, lower, and wider, displaying the trendy long-hood/short-deck shape. Chevrolet boasted of its “clean sweep in styling, performance and economy” with the 1968 Nova. The Nova offered lots of fun. A 295 horsepower turbo-fire 350 cubic inch V-8 was standard. There were simulated air intakes on the hood, black accents on the grille and deck lid panel and special emblems and badges.
David Sanders, of Van Wert, brought his 1968 Chevy Nova to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. He has owned it for one year. He purchased the car from an individual in Indianapolis, IN. who had partially restored it. Sanders finished the restoration, and now enjoys taking his grandchildren for rides. He receives many thumbs up from passersby.