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1970 Chevrolet Nova
The Nova SS 396 option was in its final year of production in 1970.

1970 Chevrolet Nova

The 1970 Nova was little changed from previous year ’69, although new side markers and taillight lenses were now wider and positioned slightly differently. Sadly, 1970 was the final year performance fans could option the Nova with the famous SS 396 engine option. The 300hp 350 was “officially” noted as the top engine offering, with only a handful of 396’s that were dropped into the ’70 Nova. Approximately 177 COPO Novas were ordered, with 175 converted by Yenko Chevrolet, and the other two were sold in Canada.

 

 

 

 

1970 Chevrolet Nova Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Nova Series 11 - Four-Cyl
11 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,205 2,843 lbs 2,247
11 27 2 Dr Coupe $2,176 2,820 lbs
Nova Series 13 - Six-Cyl
13 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,264 2,942 lbs 173,632
13 27 2 Dr Coupe $2,254 2,919 lbs
Nova Series 14 - V-8
14 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,533 Not Available 139,243
14 27 2 Dr Coupe $2,503 Not Available

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevy II Nova 111 in 189.4 in 73 in 59 in 58.9 in E78 x 14B

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code. Also the serial number was on the top of the dash, left side, visible thru windshield.
First Symbol - Manufacturer
1 = Chevrolet
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Corvair 500 six-cylinder 35 = Chevelle Malibu/Concours six-cylinder
05 = Corvair Monza six-cylinder 36 = Chevelle Malibu/Concours V-8
11 = Nova four-cylinder 38 = Chevelle Concours Estate V-8
13 = Nova six-cylinder 53 = Biscayne/Brookwood six-cylinder
14 = Nova V-8 54 = Biscayne/Brookwood V-8
23 = Camaro six-cylinder 55 = Bel Air/Townsman six cylinder
24 = Camaro V-8 56 = Bel Air/Townsman V-8
31 = Chevelle Nomad six-cylinder 63 = Impala six-cylinder
32 = Chevelle Nomad V-8 64 = Impala/Kingswood V-8
33 = Chevelle/Greenbriar 300 Deluxe six-cylinder 66 = Caprice/Kingswood Estate V-8
34 = Chevelle/Greenbriar 300 Deluxe V-8 94 = Corvette
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = two-door sedan 45 = four-door nine-passenger station wagon
27 = two-door pillared sport coupe 46 = four-door three-seat station wagon
35 = four-door six-passenger station wagon 47 = Impala Custom or Caprice sport coupe
36 = four-door two-seat station wagon with dual -action tailgate 67 = two-door convertible
37 = two-door hardtop or sport coupe 69 = four-door sedan
39 = four-door hardtop or sport sedan 87 = Impala two-door sport coupe
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
0 = 1970
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (N) Norwood, Ohio
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (R) Arlington, Texas
(C) Southgate, California (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Doraville, Wisconsin (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 (2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Options & Accessories

Description Description
Four-Season Air Conditioning Wheel Covers
Power Drum Brakes 350-cid/250-hp V-8
Power Front Disc Brakes 250-cid/155-hp 6-Cyl
Carpeted Load Floor 4-Speed Manual Transmission (wide-ratio)
Console w/ Bucket Seats 4-Speed Manual Transmission (close-ratio)
Electro-Clear Rear Defroster Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission
Standard Rear Defroster Torque Drive Transmission
Power Door Locks Powerglide Transmission
Tinted Windows (all glass) Positraction Rear Axle
Headlight Delay System Heavy-Duty Battery
Special Instrumentation Dual Exhaust
AM Push-Button Radio 63-amp Generator
AM/FM Push-Button Radio Engine Block Heater
AM/FM Push-Button Radio w/ FM Stereo Heavy-Duty Radiator
Stereotape w/ AM Radio Custom Exterior Package
Power Steering Z26 Nova SS Package
Comfortilt Steering Wheel L34 Nova SS Package
Vinyl Roof L38 Nova SS Package

Engine Data

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.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
CCA 4-153 90 152 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
CCB 4-153 90 152 Torque Drive 1 BC
CCD 6-230 140 220 Torque Drive 1 BC
CCG 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1BC
CCK 6-250 155 235 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 1BC
CCL 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1BC
CCM 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1BC
CCZ 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1BC
CKO 8-396 # 375 415 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CKP (A.H.) 8-396 # 375 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CKQ 8-396 # 375 415 Manual (Heavy Duty Clutch) 4 BC
CKT (A.H.) 8-396 # 375 415 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CKU 8-396 # 375 415 Manual (Heavy Duty Clutch) 4 BC
CNC 8-307 200 300 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
CND 8-307 200 300 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
CNE 8-307 200 300 Powerglide 2 BC
CNF 8-307 200 300 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 2 BC
CNI 8-350 250 345 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
CNJ 8-350 300 380 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CNK 8-350 300 380 Powerglide 4 BC
CNM 8-350 250 345 Powerglide 2 BC
CNN 8-350 250 345 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 2 BC
CRE 8-350 300 380 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 4 BC
CRF 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1BC
CRG 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1BC
CTB 8-350 # 360 380 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CTC 8-350 # 360 380 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CTW 8-396 * 350 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CTX 8-396 * 350 415 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CTY 8-396 # 375 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CYZ 8-396 * 350 415 Manual (Heavy Duty Clutch) 4 BC

NOTES:

  • * High Performance
  • # Special High Performance
  • (A.H.) Aluminum Heads

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Passenger (exc. Corvair) Immediately behind right hand machining lug with the bottom of the sticker parallel to mold flash.
Powerglide All models stamped on the right side of transmission oil pan.
Turbo Hydra-Matic Right hand vertical surface of transmission case
3-Speed Corvair and fully synchronized Passenger (exc. Warner Gear) transmissions stamped on square boss on left side below and rear of cover
4-Speed Passenger models (exc. Corvair) stamped on right side of case ahead of the extension.
4-Speed (Corvair) Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
 
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
CBA CBB, CPI, CPJ 2.56 10 Bolt
CBC CBD 3.36 10 Bolt
CBL CBR 3.07 12 Bolt
CBM CBS 3.31 12 Bolt
CBN CBT 3.55 12 Bolt
CBP CPX 2.73 12 Bolt
CPA CPE, CPO, CPR 3.08 10 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  

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

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

10 - Classic White
Lucite® Code - 5040L
Dulux® Code - 5040D

48 - Forest Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5116L
Dulux® Code - 5116D

14 - Cortez Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5032L
Dulux® Code - 5032D

50 - Gobi Beige
Lucite® Code - 5121L
Dulux® Code - 5121D

17 - Shadow Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5113L
Dulux® Code - 5113D

53 - Camaro Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5073LH
Dulux® Code - 5073D

19 - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 99L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

55 - Champagne Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5120L
Dulux® Code - 5120D

25 - Astro Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5123L
Dulux® Code - 5123D

58 - Autumn Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5117L
Dulux® Code - 5117D

26 - Mulsanne Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5190L
Dulux® Code - 5190D

63 - Desert Sand Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5125L
Dulux® Code - 5125D

28 - Fathom Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5124L
Dulux® Code - 5124D

67 - Classic Copper Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5076LH
Dulux® Code - 5076DH

34 - Misty Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5119L
Dulux® Code - 5119D

75 - Cranberry Red
Lucite® Code - 5118LH
Dulux® Code - 5118DM
43 - Citrus Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5126L
Dulux® Code - 5126D
78 - Black Cherry Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5063LH
Dulux® Code - 5063DH
45 - Green Mist Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5122L
Dulux® Code - 5122D
 
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 51-50 on a Chevrolet would indicate the body finished in Dusk Blue and the roof area in Dover 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 cross-rail in the engine compartment. Corvette paint code plate is on the instrument panel brace, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

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

Ivory
Lucite® Code - 9715L (semi-gloss)

Dark Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9708LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9697LH (flat)

Medium Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9707LH (semi-gloss)

Midnight Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9593LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9582LH (flat)

Dark Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9705LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9698LH (flat)

Dark Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9719LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9700LH (flat)

Medium Sandlewood
Lucite® Code - 9716L (semi-gloss)

Medium Bright Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9540L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9696L (flat)

Dark Sandlewood
Lucite® Code - 9727L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9704L (flat)

Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9711L (semi-gloss)

Medium Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9714L (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9712LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9701LH (flat)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9726L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9703L (flat)

Medium Red
Lucite® Code - 9709LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Brown
Lucite® Code - 9713L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9702L (flat)

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9706LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9699LH (flat)

Lime Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9718LH (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 4428L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code -

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use 1/2 oz. DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259


 

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