Obviously, everyone’s entitled to their opinion, and I can respect it where you’re coming from. Personally, though, I want to honor what the car truly is. Plus, the Chevy badges do it no justice in my eyes. They look out of place. Maybe I stare at too many Holdens, though!
The latest major update? It’s a Holden now! Chevy badges be gone. After a few quick “add to cart” sessions on Original Parts Group Australia (an excellent place for all OEM Holden parts), has all the trimmings of a proper Holden VF Commodore Series II. Yes, even the VF Series II badge is present at the rear in proper SS-V Redline fashion.
The young blokes over here put Chevy badges on their Holden Commodores because, apparently they have no regard for the Holden name. It’s nice to see the reverse happen in the US and you, Sean appreciate the Holden heritage.
For just $159 (equal to $1,161.60 today) more than a Nova 400, buyers could choose a Nova Super Sport. Available only in a Sport Coupe, the Nova SS was top of the line. The 194 cu in (3.18 L) was standard on the Super Sport, but any Chevy II (excluding four-cylinder) engine could be coupled with the SS. The Nova SS was visually distinguished by wide rocker panels and a bright aluminum deck lid cove. It had bright SS emblems on the grille and in the ribbed rear panel, and Super Sport script on the quarter panels. Wheel covers were inherited from the 1965 Malibu SS. Strato-bucket front seats were included, but a tachometer cost extra. The ’66 Chevy II sales brochure clearly promoted the Super Sport as the “Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Super Sport,” but the name "Nova" was not used anywhere on the body. Front and rear emblems displayed "Chevy II SS." In 1967, Chevy II was still the name of the vehicle, but the Nova SS option package replaced all Chevy II badging with Nova SS badging.