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Collectible Automobile, Volume 34, Number 5; February 2018:

Collectible Comment, page 4:

I really enjoyed the article on 1975-79 Chevrolet Novas. For many years I thought cars like these would never be featured in full-length CA articles.

Here in Mexico, the late-Seventies Novas were produced and sold by General Motors de México for the 1975-78 model years. The Mexican 1975-78 Chevrolet Nova was launched in the fall of 1974 in two body styles: hatchback coupe and four-door sedan, both offered only with the 250-cid I-6 engine. For the 1976 model year, a Malibu V-8 were launched, available in both body styles. For 1977, a new model, called Nova Concours, was added, available in either body styles and with the option of V-8 power.

Also new for 1977 in Mexico was a Malibu Rallye model, a new sporty coupe correspondent to the American Nova Rallye model. This local coupe was powered by a four-barrel 350-cid V-8 engine mated to a four-on-floor manual gearbox. The Malibu Rallye wore a unique blackout grille with horizontal turn signals (the same as in the ’76 American Chevrolet Nova SS) and unique trim, badging, and decals.

Mexican 1977-78 Nova Concurs coupes and sedans were very similar to their contemporary namestakes except for one detail that must be noted: Mexican 1978 Nova Concurs models wore a contemporary Buick Skylark fascia, grille, bezels, bumper, and hood. This detail should make the 1978 Chevrolet Nova Concours models worth searching and collecting, if just very few reasonablu maintained examples exist.

Mexican Malibu Rally coupes are seldom seen in Mexican antique-car shows, so well-kept survivors must also command a premium.

The entire Chevrolet Nova [line] was replaced by the new (at least in the Mexican market) 1979 European-styled Chevrolet Malibu and Chevelle lineup.

Javier De La Garza
Mexico City, Mexico


Hiding in Plan Sight: Basic Cars of the Fifties, page 8.

Well-Toned Muscle: The 1968-70 Dodge Charger Story, page 42.

Sideline: Watch It! The Chargers From Hollywood, page 53.

(This sideline discussed about the black Charger R/T from Bullitt, 1969 Charger from Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, and ’69 Charger from Dukes of Hazzard.)

1979-85 Cadillac Eldorado: Return on Investment, page 62.
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