1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS
1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS
The storied Chevelle is one of those timeless designs that looks good no matter how it's built. Stock, modified, race, pro-touring, whatever; the clean lines and balanced stance on these tough classics create a confident swagger that's universally admired. That means, if you're looking to ride in style, you really can't go wrong with a Chevrolet A-Body. Plus when you factor in this ride's drivetrain, tastefully restored interior and first rate, all-American sheet metal, you get the picturesque profile of an incredible muscle car!
Looking at this interesting version of the 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS I have shades of the Pacific Coast Highway, driving across the Bixby Bridge, heading to point Lobos to do some Ansel Adams-esque image capturing. Windows down, tickling the accelerator, headed north from Big Sur, does life get any better? I give you the inspiration for this memory the Chevy Malibu, right here on the east coast at Classic Auto Mall
Paint code NN denotes Madeira Maroon paint, and this respray is much like the factory color. Paint is the deep end of the pool and was well applied with little to no inclusions. A nicely restored horizontal ribbed grille with Chevy badge in the center has dual headlights and a shiny bumper below. As we work our way rearward, good gaps and shiny brite work are noted throughout. This car is badged with the Chevrolet crossed flags and 327 designation, along with the Malibu SS badges on the rear quarters. 15-inch polished Cragar 5 spokes adorn the Chevrolet, and all are wrapped with 255/70R14's
A swing of the doors and we greet 1960s styling with a black horizontal ribbed center panel in vinyl panel between an upper and lower smooth black strip. This panel has the door actuators and window cranks as well as a black vinyl covered in a shiny tray pull/armrest. Inside we see the original black vinyl low back bucket seats with some chrome trimmings on the sides and black seat belts. A stylish chromed shift lever rises for the driver on the hump, and an extinguisher is between the buckets. Black carpeting surrounds the seats and console and is very clean. In back is a black vinyl bench with some armrests built into the sides. An inverted V style aluminum dash drips of 60' bowtie styling, the original center gauge cluster, which is flanked by the speedo on wheel left, and a temp, oil, fuel and amp cluster to wheel right. A clock is in the center but is being obscured by an aftermarket tachometer which is mounted to the column topped by a wood rimmed wheel. Original pull knobs function perfectly, and factory AM radio is still in. This car interior is also equipped with factory air. As I look around this clean, tight, black interior, I'm dreaming about Michelle Phillip's cute little overbite belting out “Dedicated to the One I Love”.
A big, bold, and beautiful 327ci orange/red blocked mill is resting nicely within the restored engine bay. The engine is period correct. It is now topped with an Edelbrock intake, and a factory 4-barrel carburetor. Also, on back a Muncie 4-speed circa 1967 Corvette transmission that replaces the original transmission for just a bit more excitement. Putting power to the ground is a 10-bolt axle with a 3.08 gear ratio. All is very nicely done with painstaking attention to tight under this hood.
Power drum brakes front and rear, power steering, and dual chambered exhaust can take you down the road safely and loudly. You can be secure in the fact that there is a strong frame which is showing off as a rust free, fully restored environment.
A quick starter and on the test track it performed nicely with great acceleration and smooth shifting. Nice and tight, and what fun to drive.
A good example of the '65 Malibu SS fully restored and very nice with just a few slight upgrades, straight steel and nice chrome and brightwork. The original front seats are very clean as is the overall interior. Engine is looking great and performs as such. I'm California Dreamin'.
38-Malibu V8 Super Sport
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
101855-Sequential Unit Number
09A-1st Week September Build
ST 6513837-1965 Malibu V8 Super Sport 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY BAL409-Baltimore Body #
TR 714-Black Pattern Imitation Leather Buckets
PNT NN-Madeira Maroon
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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