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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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In Europe this 1965 Chevy II Nova sedan would have been considered a large car, but here in North America it was a compact. Car-wise, everything is bigger over here it seems, including the roads… and the drivers. Today’s compact Chevy Cruze is within an inch of the Chevy II’s overall length. Quality-wise though, there’s no comparing the two; this old Nova was a real tin can next to the Cruze. Power windows, cruise control, a/c — in 1965? Hah! Fat chance. One of the big deals advertised on the top-of-the-line Chevy II Nova SS was an electric clock with a sweep second hand. At least you didn’t need to read the owner’s manual to figure out how to change it every fall and spring. This white sedan was found trying to hide behind a tree in Johnson Creek (the hamlet, not the creek itself).

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— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know