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1964 Chevrolet Super Nova "Shark"

1964 Chevrolet Super Nova “Shark”

Forgotten Concepts This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

On the auto show circuit for 1964, this crisp-looking concept represented Chevrolet’s take on the future of sporty compact transportation, “Shark” style.

 

Chevy Super Nova Concept

The Chevrolet Super Nova concept, nicknamed Shark, reportedly rode on the same 110-inch wheelbase as the same-year production Chevy II.

1964 Chevrolet Super Nova "Shark"

1964 Chevrolet Super Nova “Shark”

If you’ve never seen or heard of this car, there’s good reason: Ford’s fabulously popular Mustang hit showrooms at virtually the same time the Shark began making the auto show rounds. The poor Shark literally drowned in all the buzz surrounding the new Ford.

Chevy Super Nova

The front of the “Shark” may have looked radical, but there’s a lot of recognizable Chevy in the rear haunches of this sleek concept car.

 

1964 Chevrolet Super Nova Concept

1964 Chevrolet Super Nova Concept

It wasn’t a fair fight, really. One sporty compact car was named for a horse; the other—a fish.

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