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1962-1979 Chevy Nova VIN Decoder

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The Chevy Nova was available in a wide variety of configurations, from practical sedans and wagons to exhilarating convertibles and powerful Super Sport coupes. It's estimated that General Motors produced more than 5,000,000 Chevy II / Nova models between 1962 and 1979, making them an excellent choice to buy and restore today. However, it's not always easy to identify the original specifications of a classic Nova by looks alone. Our Chevy Nova VIN decoder will help you use the vehicle identification number to determine the year, series, model / body style, engine, assembly plant, and other key details about your 1962-64, 1965-71, and 1972-79 Chevy Nova.

Estimated Chevy II / Nova Production Numbers by Year

Note: These numbers are not exact. They were compiled from reliable resources, but even Chevrolet, or GM, does not know exactly how many Chevy II/Novas were delivered to the public.

1962 = 326,607
1963 = 372,626
1964 = 191,691
1965 = 118,000
1966 = 133,400
1967 = 106,500
1968 = 147,570
1969 = 251,903
1970 = 315,122
1971 = 194,878
1972 = 349,733
1973 = 369,511
1974 = 390,537
1975 = 273,014
1976 = 334,728
1977 = 365,264
1978 = 288,109
1979 = 94,721

1962-1964 Chevy Nova VIN Decoder

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VIN Plate Location: 1962-67 Chevy II / Nova models have the Vehicle Identification Number located on a steel plate riveted to the left door jamb on the hinge pillar.

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1962-64 Chevy II / Nova VIN 1st Digit: Model Year
2 = 1962
3 = 1963
4 = 1964

1962-64 Chevy II / Nova VIN 2nd through 5th Digits: Model Series

1962:

Series 4 Cyl 6 Cyl Models*
100 01 02 11, 69, 35
300 03 04 11, 69, 45
Nova N/A 04 41, 37, 67, 49, 35

 

1963:

Series 4 Cyl 6 Cyl Models*
100 01 02 11, 69, 35
300 03 04 11, 69, 45
Nova N/A 04 37, 67, 49, 35

 

1964:
Note: V8 engines were an option and are coded as a 6 Cylinder Series

Series 4 Cyl 6 Cyl / V8 Models*
Chevy II 01 02 11, 69, 35
Nova N/A 04 11, 37, 47, 69, 35

 

*Model Codes

Model Body Style
11 2 Door Sedan
35 4 Door Station Wagon - 6 Passenger
37 2 Door Sport Coupe
41 2 Door Sedan (1962 Only)
45 4 Door Station Wagon - 9 Passenger (1963 Only)
47 2 Door Sport Coupe Super Sport (1964 Only)
49 4 Door Sedan
67 2 Door Convertible
69 4 Door Sedan

 

1962-64 Chevy II / Nova VIN 6th Digit: Assembly Plant

G = Framingham, Massachusetts
K = Kansas City, Missouri
N = Norwood, Ohio
O = Oakland, California
W = Willow Run, Michigan

1965-1971 Chevy Nova VIN Decoder

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VIN Plate Location: 1967 and earlier Chevy II / Nova models have the Vehicle Identification Number located on a steel plate riveted to the left door jamb on the hinge pillar. 1968 and later models have the Vehicle Identification Number located on a steel plate riveted to the upper dash panel, visible through the windshield.

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1965-71 Chevy II / Nova VIN 1st Through 5th Digits: Model Series

1965:

Series 4 Cyl 6 Cyl 8 Cyl Models*
Chevy II 111 113 114 11, 69, 35
Nova N/A 115 116 37, 69, 35
Super Sport N/A 117 118 37

 

1966:

Series 4 Cyl 6 Cyl 8 Cyl Models*
Chevy II 111 113 114 11, 69, 35
Nova N/A 115 116 37, 69, 35
Super Sport N/A 117 118 37

 

1967:

Series 4 Cyl 6 Cyl 8 Cyl Models*
Chevy II 111 113 114 11, 69, 35
Nova N/A 115 116 37, 69, 35
Super Sport N/A 117 118 37

 

1968:

Series 4 Cyl 6 Cyl 8 Cyl Models*
Chevy II 111 113 114 27, 69

 

1969:

Series 4 Cyl 6 Cyl 8 Cyl Models*
Nova 111 113 114 27, 69

 

1970:

Series 4 Cyl 6 Cyl 8 Cyl Models*
Nova 111 113 114 27, 69

 

1971:

Series 4 Cyl 6 Cyl 8 Cyl Models*
Nova N/A 113 114 27, 69

 

*Model Codes:

Model Body Style
11 2 Door Sedan
27 2 Door Coupe
35 4 Door Station Wagon - 6 Passenger
37 2 Door Sport Coupe
69 4 Door Sedan

 

1965-71 Chevy II / Nova VIN 6th Digit: Model Year
5 = 1965
6 = 1966
7 = 1967
8 = 1968
9 = 1969
0 = 1970
1 = 1971

1965-71 Chevy II / Nova VIN 7th Digit: Assembly Plant
N = Norwood, Ohio
0 = Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
W = Willow Run, Michigan

1972-1979 Chevy Nova VIN Decoder

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VIN Plate Location: 1972-79 Nova models have the Vehicle Identification Number located on a steel plate riveted to the upper dash panel, visible through the windshield.

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1972-79 Nova VIN 1st Through 4th Digits: Model Series

1972:

Model Series Body Style
Nova 1X 27 2 Door Coupe
Nova 1Y 69 4 Door Sedan

 

1973 & 1974:

Model Series Body Style
Nova 1X 27 2 Door Coupe
Nova 1X 17 2 Door Hatchback
Nova 1X 69 4 Door Sedan
Custom  1Y 27 2 Door Coupe
Custom  1Y 17 2 Door Hatchback
Custom  1Y 69 4 Door Sedan

 

1975:

Model Series Body Style
Nova / S 1X 27 2 Door Coupe
Nova 1X 17 2 Door Hatchback
Nova 1X 69 4 Door Sedan
Custom / LN  1Y 27 2 Door Coupe
Custom  1Y 17 2 Door Hatchback
Custom / LN  1Y 69 4 Door Sedan

 

1976 & 1977:

Model Series Body Style
Nova 1X 27 2 Door Coupe
Nova 1X 17 2 Door Hatchback
Nova 1X 69 4 Door Sedan
Concours  1Y 27 2 Door Coupe
Concours  1Y 17 2 Door Hatchback
Concours  1Y 69 4 Door Sedan

 

1978 & 1979:

Model Series Body Style
Nova 1X 27 2 Door Coupe
Nova 1X 17 2 Door Hatchback
Nova 1X 69 4 Door Sedan
Custom  1Y 27 2 Door Coupe
Custom  1Y 69 4 Door Sedan

 

1972-79 Nova VIN 5th Digit: Engine Code

Year Code Displacement (C.I.) Induction
1972-79 D 250 1 bbl. carburetor
1972-73 F 307 2 bbl. carburetor
1975-76 G 262 2 bbl. carburetor
1979 G 305 2 bbl. carburetor
1972-75 H 350 2 bbl. carburetor
1972 J 350 4 bbl. carburetor
1973-74 K 350 2 bbl. carburetor
1976-79 L 350 4 bbl. carburetor
1976 Q 305 2 bbl. carburetor
1977-78 U 305 2 bbl. carburetor

 

1972-79 Nova VIN 6th Digit: Model Year
2 = 1972
3 = 1973
4 = 1974
5 = 1975
6 = 1976
7 = 1977
8 = 1978
9 = 1979

1972-79 7th Digit: Assembly Plant
K = Kansas City, Missouri
L = Van Nuys, California
N = Norwood, Ohio
T = Tarrytown, New York
W = Willow Run, Michigan

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