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1965-1972 Chevrolet Nova SS


1965-1972 Chevrolet Nova SS Specs

Though Chevy’s Nova Super Sport was never a style leader, it was the compact for serious speed enthusiasts. Get specifications on the Nova SS model years 1965-1972:

1968 Chevrolet Nova SS
The all-new 1968 Chevrolet Nova SS had a 350-cid V-8.
This body style carried through 1972 with few changes.

Engine Type
V-8/Small Block
V-8/ Small block
Displacement (cid)
283
350
Horsepower @ rpm:
195 @ 4800
220 @ 4800
275 @ 4800 ('66-'67)
295 @ 4800
Torque (pounds/feet) @ rpm
285 @ 2400
295 @ 3200
355 @ 3200 ('66-'67)
380 @ 3200
Compression Ratio
9.25:1
10.25:1
Bore (inches)
3.87
4.00
Stroke (inches)
3.00
3.48
Valve Lifters
Hydraulic
Hydraulic
Availability
1965-67
1968


Engine Type
V-8/Small Block
V-8/ Small block
Displacement (cid)
350
327
Horsepower @ rpm:
255 @ 4800 (1969)
250 @ 4800 (1970)
300 @ 4800 (1969-70)
245 @ 4800 (1971)
270 @ 4800 (1971)
200 @ 4400 (1972)
250 @ 4400 (1965)
300 @ 5000 (1965)
350 @ 5800 (1966)***
Torque (pounds/feet) @ rpm
365 @ 3200 (1969)
345 @ 2800 (1970)
380 @ 3200 (1969-70)
350 @ 2800 (1971)
360 @ 3200 (1971)
300 @ 2800 (1972)
350 @ 2800 (1965)
360 @ 3200 (1965)
360 @ 3600 (1966)***
Compression Ratio
10.25:1/9.0:1*/8.5:1**
10.0:1/10.25:1
Bore (inches)
4.00
3.00
Stroke (inches)
3.48
3.25
Valve Lifters
Hydraulic
Hydraulic
Availability
1969-72
1965-67

*All 1969-70 with two-barrel carburetor.
**All 1971-72
***L79 option with 11.0:1 compression.

Times*:

0-60 mph (sec)
7.2
0-100 mph (sec)
18.2
1/4-mile (sec)
15.1 @ 93 mph
Top speed (mph)
N/A
Axle ratio
3.31:1
Engine type
327/360
Model year
1966

*Source: Car Life (1966)

Times*:

0-60 mph (sec)
5.8 (est)
0-100 mph (sec)
12.8 (est)
1/4-mile (sec)
13.87 @ 105.14 mph
Top speed (mph)
115 (est)
Axle ratio
3.55:1
Engine type
396/375
Model year
1969

*Source: Hot Rod (1969)

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