Chevy's Nova was once the Chevy II and sort of a competition to the Ford Falcon. It was originally conceived as a mild-mannered, basic car for the young family or the grandparents. Over time, however, the Nova took on a multitude of personalities and, of course, was crammed with the biggest power plant its engine compartment could accommodate. Consequently, it became a favorite of drag racers. It is still sought-after by those wanting an easily customized "rod."