Chevrolet's first compact car, the Corvair was quite a departure from conventional American cars with its air-cooled rear engine and independent suspension. It was easily out sold by Ford's Falcon which meant that a more conservative approach had to be taken. The new car was the Chevy II with the Nova name reserved for the top of the line model. The Chevy II name was dropped after 1968 and the Nova name was used until 1979. 1968 Nova parts are listed under Chevy II parts. The Nova name was finally used on a completely different car in the late-80s, a car based on the Toyota Corolla.