Mystery Car- Not So Mysterious Anymore


Well, there you go. It didn’t take Superbadd75 long to knock that one from the pinata -it’s the Chevy Super Nova “shark” show car from 1964!

Chevrolet has unveiled its latest, built around the sturdy Chevy II, which it calls the Super Nova. Its fiberglass body, finished in “fire frost” silver, has a sloping 7.5-in extension of the hood and a bobbed tail on the same 11O-in. wheelbase. The casual observer might see a hint of Riviera from the side.

Go check out all the info on this beauty at sonic.net
Image source: [sonic.net]

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  1. superbadd75 Avatar

    Thank you Graverobber for actually throwing something out there that I could identify. It may be the last time, but it feels like sweet, sweet victory.

  2. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    I can only imagine how well 5 mph bumpers would've integrated into that design…

    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      It would kinda have that 2002 front end in a huge GM sort of way….

      1. Tim Odell Avatar
        Tim Odell

        US-spec bumpers were not kind to cars with overbites:
        <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2441/3857842497_6dfe4fe8cd.jpg&quot; width="500" height="333" alt="LBW09-Nick-71" />

        1. superbadd75 Avatar

          U.S. spec bumpers were not kind to much of anything.

          1. _Tomsk_ Avatar

            Ditto sealed-beam headlights.

  3. Robert Emslie Avatar
    Robert Emslie

    The first fishy name applied was that of the Stingray, and that came from someone at GM commenting that the Corvette design resembled that flat, be-winged fish. Manta Ray derived from that, and the Mako Shark show car (precursor to the '68 Vette redo) was again taken from the physical appearance of the car, enhanced by the two-tone fade of the paint job. I don't believe there's any rationale for them other than to feed off of the brand equity that first Stingray engendered.

    1. superbadd75 Avatar

      Just thought about this, what does this car have to do with Boo Berry, other than the obvious fact that both are delicious?

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