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Chevrolet's 1962 Chevy II also known as the Chevy Nova

1962 Chevrolet Nova

Taking over for the Corvair, was the all new Chevy II. Targeted to rival the Ford Falcon the Chevy II, was sporty, simple and conventional. While it outsold the Corvair in it's debut, it still couldn't beat Ford's popular Falcon. Standard in all the Chevy II's, except the Nova 400's was a new inline 4-cylinder efficient engine with 90 hp and great fuel efficiency.

 

 

 

1962 Chevrolet Nova Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Chevy II Series 100 - Four-Cyl
01 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,041 2,445 lbs Note 1
01 11 2 Dr Sedan $2,003 2,410 lbs
01 35 2 Dr Station Wagon $2,339 2,665 lbs
Chevy II Series 100 - Six-Cyl
01 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,101 2,535 lbs Note 1
01 11 2 Dr Sedan $2,063 2,500 lbs
01 35 2 Dr Station Wagon $2,399 2,755 lbs
Chevy II Series 300 - Four-Cyl
03 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,122 2,460 lbs Note 1
03 11 2 Dr Sedan $2,084 2,425 lbs
03 45 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,517 2,765 lbs
Chevy II Series 300 - Six-Cyl
03 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,182 2,550 lbs Note 1
03 11 2 Dr Sedan $2,144 2,515 lbs
03 45 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,577 2,855 lbs
Chevy II Nova Series 400 - Six-Cyl
04 49 4 Dr Sedan $2,236 2,575 lbs Note 1
04 41 2 Dr Sedan $2,198 2,540 lbs
04 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe $2,264 2,550 lbs
04 67 2 Dr Convertible $2,475 2,745 lbs
04 35 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,497 2,775 lbs

Notes:

  • Production totals were recorded by body style only. Totals for 1962 were: 4 Dr Sedan - 139,004, 4 Dr Station Wagon - 59,886, 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 59,586, 2 Dr Sedan - 44,390, and 2 Dr Convertible - 23,741

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevy II 110 in 183 in 69.9 in 56.8 in 56.3 6.00 x 13
Chevy II Station Wagon 110 in 197.4 in 69.9 in 56.8 in 56.3 6.50 x 13
Chevy II Nova 110 in 183 in 69.9 in 56.8 in 56.3 6.50 x 13

1962 Chevrolet Nova Options

Description Description
Air Conditioning Push-Button Radio & Antenna
Rear Armrest (100 Series) Divided Rear Seat (station wagon)
Seat Belt (driver) Front Bucket Seats (Nova 400)
Front Seat Belts Heavy-Duty Rear Shock Absorbers
Group A Body Equipment Front Heavy-Duty Springs
Heavy-Duty Brakes Rear Heavy-Duty Springs
Comfort & Convenience Group White Sidewall Tires
Tinted Windows (all glass) Full Wheel Covers
Tinted Windshield Wire Wheel Covers
Padded Dash Rear Axle w/ 3.55 Ratio
Two-Tone Paint Rear Axle w/ 3.36 Ratio
Power Brakes Positraction Rear Axle
Power Steering Heavy-Duty Battery
Power Tailgate Window (station wagon) Heavy-Duty Clutch
Manual Radio & Antenna Positive Crankcase Ventilation
35-amp Generator Powerglide Transmission
42-amp Generator 283-cid V-8 (dealer installed)
Heavy-Duty Radiator 327-cid V-8 (dealer installed)

 

Engine Data

Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl - stamped on a pad behind the distributor on right side of block. V-8 - stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
EG 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
H 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
HB 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
HF 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
  • There was 283-cid V-8 and 327-cid V-8 options from the dealer.

 

1962 Chevrolet Vin Decoding

First Symbol - Year
2 = 1962
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Chevy II (4-cyl) 14 = Impala SS (V-8)
02 = Chevy II 15 = Bel Air 1500 Series (6-cyl)
04 = Chevy II Nova 16 = Bel Air 1600 Series (V-8)
05 = Corvair 500 Series (6-cyl) 17 = Impala 1700 Series (6-cyl)
06 = Corvair 600 Monza Spyder (6-cyl) 18 = Impala 1800 Series (V-8)
07 = Corvair Deluxe 700 Series (6-cyl) 53 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (6-cyl)
08 = Corvette 54 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (V-8)
09 = Corvair Monza/Spyder 900 Series (6-cyl) 55 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (6-cyl)
11 = Biscayne 1100 Series (6-cyl) 56 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (V-8)
12 = Biscayne 1200 Series (V-8) 57 = Chevelle Malibu SS (6-cyl)
13 = Impala SS (6-cyl)
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = 2dr Sedan 41 = 2dr Sedan
15 = 2 dr Station Wagon (6P) 45 = 4dr Station Wagon (9P)
19 = 4dr Sedan 47 = 2dr Sport Coupe
27 = 2dr Sedan 49 = 4dr Sedan
35 = 4dr Station Wagon (6P) 67 = 2dr Convertible
37 = 2dr Hardtop or Sport Coupe 69 = 4dr Sedan
39 = 4dr Hardtop or Sport Sedan 70 = Sedan Delivery
Sixth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (L) Los Angeles, California
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (N) Norwood, Ohio
(F) Flint, Michigan (O) Oakland, California
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (W) Willow Run, Michigan
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
W Warner Gear 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
B Toledo Powerglide (Corvair)

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions will carry a production code number such as: S304 (S = Saginaw 3-Speed, 3 = March, 04 = 4th.)

1962 Chevrolet Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.

Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
DB DF, DH 3.08 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
DJ DK 3.08 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
DA DE 3.36 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
DL DM 3.36 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
DC DD 3.55 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
DN DP 3.55 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt

 

Paint Codes Exterior

923 - Roman Red
Lucite® Code - 2931LH
Dulux® Code - 93-93037H

900 - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

936 - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

918 - Twilight Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4253LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95183H

948 - Honduras Maroon Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4034LH
Dulux® Code - 181-17182H

903 - Surf Green
Lucite® Code - 4254L
Dulux® Code - 93-95184

925 - Coronna Cream
Lucite® Code - 4151L
Dulux® Code - 93-94079

905 - Laurel Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4255L
Dulux® Code - 181-95185

940 - Satin Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4247L
Dulux® Code - 181-95176

938 - Adobe Beige
Lucite® Code - 4256L
Dulux® Code - 93-95186

912 - Silver Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4250LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95180H

920 - Autumn Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4257L
Dulux® Code - 181-95187

914 - Nassau Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4251LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95181H

927 - Anniversary Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4344L
Dulux® Code - 181-95742

917 - Twilight Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4252LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95182H

 

 

NOTES: General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left rear wheel housing. Corvette paint code plate is not shown on car.

Paint Codes Interior

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Black
Duco® Code - #44

Not Available Dark Fawn Metallic
Duco® Code - 95561
Not Available
Dark Red
Duco® Code - 95472H
Not Available Dark Gold
Duco® Code - 95807
Not Available
Light Gold
Duco® Code - 95477
Not Available Medium Red Metallic
Duco® Code - 4066H
Not Available
Dark Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 95555
Not Available Medium Fawn Metallic
Duco® Code - 95478
Not Available
Dark Green Metallic
Duco® Code - 95556
Not Available Medium Aqua Metallic
Duco® Code - 95479
Not Available
Dark Aqua Metallic
Duco® Code - 95559
Not Available Medium Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 95480
Not Available

 

 

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