- Engine Size
- 327 V8
- Transmission Type
- 2 Speed Automatic
1964 Chevrolet Malibu SS Convertible
The 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle, Chevrolet's new midsize car, boasted clean lines and appetizing proportions. On a 115-inch wheelbase, it sat squarely between the compact Chevy II and the full-size line. Upright in style and conventional in engineering, the A-bodied 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle was closer in size and shape to the "classic" 1955-1957 Chevys -- and a response to Ford's recently introduced Fairlane. Curved side glass was one of its few special features, but a Chevelle was nearly as roomy as an Impala.
Chevelles came in two series: 300 and fancier Malibu. Sales started off strong, suggesting that Americans might be developing a taste for compromise in car size. Chevelles were billed as "a good foot shorter and a few inches narrower than the big cars."
A quartet of engine choices included 194- and 230-cubic-inch sixes (120 and 155 horsepower), a 195-horse 283-cubic-inch V-8, and a 220-horsepower version of the 283 with dual exhausts and four-barrel carburetion.
A four-speed floor-shifted gearbox could replace the usual three-speed, overdrive, or two-speed Powerglide automatic. During the model year, a 327-cubic-inch V-8 capable of turning out 250 or 300 horsepower became available.
"Everyone has a bit of swashbuckler in him," the sales catalog proclaimed -- which could be satisfied with a Super Sport version of the Malibu Sport Coupe or convertible. Priced at $162, the SS package included front bucket seats in an all-vinyl interior, full gauges, console and big round knob for the floor shift, plus radial-pattern wheel covers borrowed from the Impala SS.
In SS form, the usual beltline trim strip was deleted for a cleaner bodyside look. Nearly half of Malibu coupes and convertibles were equipped as Super Sports -- 76,860 in all -- representing more than a fourth of total Chevelle output. A heavy-duty suspension added less than five dollars.
Buy this Chevelle SS convertible and be the envy of all your friends. This attractive red convertible with black top and interior is just stunning. This Chevelle is correct right down to the 275hp 327ci engine with a powerglide automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes. This is a true SS with bucket seats and console. The dash is fully complemented with all gauges including a clock. The addition of a VDO tachometer to the steering column is a nice touch. The GM style rally wheels give the car a great look. This a very solid car, the floor pans have been replaced in a couple areas, all body mounts are solid and perfect frame.