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1966 Chevrolet Nova
The '66 Nova joined the true muscle car ranks with the addition of the one year L79 option, a 327 V8 with 350 hp that launched the light and mighty Nova SS to a 15.10 second quarter mile.

1966 Chevrolet Nova

The Chevy Nova was significantly restyled for 1966 with new lower-body sheet metal as well as the addition of a more streamlined faster looking roofline on the hardtops. The '66 Nova joined the true muscle car ranks with the addition of the one year L79 option, a 327 V8 with 350 hp that launched the light and mighty Nova SS to a 15.10 second quarter mile. Packed with a base V-8 the '66 Nova SS's started with an attractive base price of just $2535.00. The new sportier look and proven performance was credited for the increase in sales as total output reached 165,300 produced.

 

 

 

Options & Accessories

Description Description
Power Brakes Custom Deluxe Color Matched Seat Belts
Power Steering 4-Way Power Seat
All Weather Air Conditioning Sport Styled Steering Wheel
Center Console Power Convertible Top
Rear Window Defroster Wheel Covers
Tinted Soft-Ray Windows (all glass) Mag-Styled Wheel Covers
Tinted Soft-Ray Windshield Simulated Wire Wheel Covers
Front Bumper Guards 3-Speed Manual Transmission
Rear Bumper Guards Powerglide Transmission
Strato-Rest Headrest 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Tri-Volume Horn 230-cid/140-hp 6-Cyl
AM/FM Push-Button Radio 283-cid/220-hp V-8
AM/FM Push-Button Radio w/ Rear Speaker 327-cid/275-hp V-8
AM Push-Button Radio 327-cid/350-hp V-8
AM Push-Button Radio w/ Rear Speaker Positraction Rear Axle
Vinyl Roof Optional Rear Axle Ratio

Model Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Chevy II 100 Series 11 - Four-Cyl
11 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,065 2,535 lbs 600
11 11 2 Dr Sedan $2,026 2,520 lbs
Chevy II 100 Series 13 - Six-Cyl
13 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,127 2,635 lbs 44,500
13 11 2 Dr Sedan $2,090 2,630 lbs
13 35 2 Dr Station Wagon $2,430 2,855 lbs Note 2
Chevy II Nova Series 15 - Six-Cyl
15 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,245 2,640 lbs 54,300
15 37 2 Dr Hardtop $2,271 2,675 lbs
15 35 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,518 2,885 lbs Note 2
Chevy II Nova Super Sport Series 17 - Six-Cyl
17 37 2 Dr Hardtop $2,430 2,740 lbs 4,700
Notes:
  1. Total V-8 production, rounded off to the nearest 100, was: Chevy II 100 - 2,500, Chevy II Nova - 19,600, and Chevy II Nova SS - 16,300
  2. Chevy II Station Wagons, rounded off to the nearest 100, Chevy II 6-Cyl - 16,500 and Chevy II V-8 - 4,900

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 in 6.50 x 12 or 6.95 x 13
Chevy II Station Wagon 110 in 187.4 in 69.9 in 56.3 in 56.6 in 7.00 x 13
Chevy II Nova 110 in 183 in 69.9 in 56.8 in 56.3 in 6.50 x 13
Chevy II Nova SS 110 in 183 in 69.9 in 56.8 in 56.3 in 6.95 x 14

Engine Data

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
OK 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
OM 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
OQ (t) 6-194 120 177 Not Available 1 BC
OR 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
OS (t) 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
OT (t) 6-194 120 177 Not Available 1 BC
PB 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
PD 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
PE 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
PF 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
PG 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
PK 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
PL 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
PM 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
PN 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
PO 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
PP 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
PQ 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
PS 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
PU 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
QA 8-283 220 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
QB 8-283 220 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
QC 8-283 220 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
QD 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
QE 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
QF 8-283 220 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZA 8-327 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZB 8-327 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZC 8-327 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZD 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
ZE 8-327 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZF 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
ZG 8-327 # 350 360 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZH 8-327 # 350 360 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZI 8-327 # 350 360 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZJ 8-327 # 350 360 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZK 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
ZM 8-327 250 350 Powerglide 4 BC
ZV 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
ZW (t) 6-194 120 177 Not Available 1 BC
ZX 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
ZY 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC

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

VIN Numbers

First Symbol - Manufacturer
1 = Chevrolet
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Corvair 500 six-cylinder 32 = Chevelle 300 V-8
05 = Corvair Monza six-cylinder 33 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino six-cylinder
07 = Corvair Corsa six-cylinder 34 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino V-8
11 = Chevy II 100 four-cylinder 35 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino six-cylinder
R12 = Corvir Forward Control six-cylinder 36 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino V-8
13 = Chevy II 100 six-cylinder 38 = Chevelle Super Sport 396 V-8
14 = Chevy II 100 V-8 53 = Biscayne six-cylinder
15 = Chevy II Nova exc. Super Sport six-cylinder 54 = Biscayne V-8
16 = Chevy II Nova exc. Super Sport V-8 55 = Bel Air six cylinder
17 = Chevy II Nova Super Sport six-cylinder 56 = Bel Air V-8
18 = Chevy II Nova Super Sport V-8 63 = Impala six-cylinder
23 = Camaro six-cylinder 64 = Impala V-8
24 = Camaro V-8 66 = Caprice
25 = Deluxe Camaro six-cylinder 67 = Impala Super Sport six-cylinder
26 = Deluxe Camaro V-8 68 = Impala Super Sport V-8
31 = Chevelle 300 six-cylinder 94 = Corvette
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = two-door sedan 39 = four-door hardtop or sport sedan
15 = two-door station wagon 6p 45 = four-door station wagon 9p
17 = two-door hardtop 47 = two-door hardtop
27 = two-door sedan 67 = convertible
35 = four-door station wagon 6p 69 = four-door sedan
37 = two-door hardtop or sport coupe 87 = two-door hardtop
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
6 = 1966
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia R) Arlington, Texas
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(C) Southgate, California (T) Tarrytown, New York
(F) Flint, Michigan (U) Lordstown, Ohio
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (W) Willow Run, Michigan
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (Y) Wilmington, Delaware
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (Z) Fremont, California
(L) Los Angeles, California (1) Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(N) Norwood, Ohio (2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
(P) Pontiac, Michigan  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

A - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88
Dulux® Code - 93-005

M - Aztec Bronze
Lucite® Code - 4707LM
Dulux® Code - 181-97592M

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

N - Madeira Maroon
Lucite® Code - 4624LH
Dulux® Code - 181-97213M

D - Mist Blue
Lucite® Code - 4630L
Dulux® Code - 181-972219

R - Regal Red
Lucite® Code - 4625LH
Dulux® Code - 93-97540H

E - Danube Blue
Lucite® Code - 4631L
Dulux® Code - 181-97220

T - Sandlewood Tan
Lucite® Code -4706L
Dulux® Code - 181-97591
F - Marina Blue
Lucite® Code - 4704L
Dulux® Code - 181-97589

V - Cameo Beige
Lucite® Code - 4401L
Dulux® Code - 93-96261

H - Willow Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L
Dulux® Code - 181-97223

W - Chateau Slate
Lucite® Code - 4708L
Dulux® Code - 181-97593

K - Artesian Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L
Dulux® Code - 181-97217

Y - Lemonwood Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4709L
Dulux® Code - 93-97594

L - Tropic Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4703L
Dulux® Code - 181-97561H
   
NOTES:The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination VC on a Chevrolet would indicate the body finished in Cameo Beige and the roof area in Ermine White.) 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 under the dash, below the glove compartment.

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Light Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9170L (semi-gloss)

Medium Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L (semi-gloss)

Medium Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9274LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9273LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9275L (semi-gloss)

Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9287LH (flat)

Dark Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9288LH (flat)

Medium Blue
Lucite® Code - 4630L (semi-gloss)

Medium Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9278 (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue
Lucite® Code - 9284LH (flat)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9279LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Bright Blue
Lucite® Code - 9271LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9291LH (flat)

Dark Bright Blue
Lucite® Code - 9272LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9276LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Bright Blue
Lucite® Code - 9286LH (flat)
Medium Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9289LH (flat)
Medium Red
Lucite® Code - 4625LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9277LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9181LM (semi-gloss)
Dark Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9290LH (flat)
Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9201LM (flat)

Medium Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88 (semi-gloss)
Dark Green
Lucite® Code - 9292LH (flat)

Black
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use DuPont #4528 flattening compound to reduce gloss.

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Gray Black 389-259

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Manual On the top right flat of the case assembly
3 & 4-Speed (Corvair) Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover, on the flat on the top of the transmission assembly.
Turbo Hydra-Matic Right hand vertical suface of transmission case
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan, immediately behind right hand machining lug with the bottom of the sticker parallel to mold flash, stamped on right side of transmission oil pan
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
N Muncie 4-Speed
W Warner Gear 3 and 4-Speed
P Muncie 4-Speed
R Saginaw 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed
M Muncie 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
T Toledo Powerglide
CA Hydra-Matic 3-Speed, Automatic Turbo Hydra-Matic
D Saginaw Overdrive
K McKinnon 3-Speed
E McKinnon Powerglide
O Saginaw Overdrive
X Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
B Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
Y Toledo Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
A Cleveland 2-Speed, Manual Powerglide

Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions (exc. Warner Gear) will carry a production code number such as: C1116N (C = Cleveland Powerglide, 11 = November, 16 = 16th, N = Night Shift). The Warner Gear transmissions will carry a production code number such as: WG1031 (W = Warner Gear 4-Spd., G = July, 10 = 10th, 7 = 1967, 1 = First Shift).

 

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
FQ BR 3.07 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
BT BU 3.07 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
BA BE 3.08 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
BG BK 3.08 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
BQ BS 3.31 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
BV BW 3.31 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
BC BF 3.36 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
BL BM 3.36 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
BH, FI BG, FL 3.55 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
BN, FJ BO, FK 3.55 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
  FP 3.73 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
FM, FN FO 3.73 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
Manufacturer Identity
B - Buick C - Chevrolet Buffalo
O - Oldsmobile K - GM of Canada, St. Catharines
P - Pontiac M - GM of Canada
G - Chevrolet Gear & Axle  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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