Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: The Impala and the Nova

Chevrolet in Wichita KS has produced several muscle cars over the years. The most noted today is the Camaro and the Corvette. Yet, Chevy also produced two that remain classics. Those are the Impala and the Nova.

The Chevy Impala (1957-2020)

If you lived in Wichita KS in 1957, chances are you wanted to drive a Chevy Impala, at least once. While the Corvette may have been at the top of every young man’s list, the Impala was a close second. It was more versatile with options such as hardtop or soft; 5-door or couple.

Its popularity remained throughout the 1960s. It spanned from this first generation into its final in 2020. Over nine generations of Impala were produced. Each varied a little in style and power to be in tune with the latest generation of speed fans. However, the more popular models – the true classic muscle cars, were from the late 1950s and through the 1960s.

Chevy Nova (1968-1974)

Chevrolet’s true muscle car years were in the 1960s. They advanced four new models. One of them was the Chevy Nova. This was not a full-sized car. It was a compact. It may have been small, nevertheless, it tore up roads from San Francisco CA to Wichita KS. The classic Chevrolet Novas sought by collectors today are from the 1970s.

Chevrolet Muscle Cars

The muscle cars produced by Chevrolet in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s can be described in one word – unforgettable. The Corvette, the Camaro, the Impala and the Nova – all are true classics.