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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Chevelle
  • SubModel: Malibu SS
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 12,691
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 327 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Local pick-up only


Decode the numbers and you'll see that this 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS is the real deal, complete with a 138 VIN, an upgraded 327, bright white bodywork, and a gorgeous red interior. Chevy positioned these as the cars that could do anything, and even today this handsome ragtop will draw a lot of admirers everywhere it goes.Originally Tahitian Turquoise over white vinyl, nobody will complain about the handsome white paint this Malibu wears today. It's been driven and used a bit, so it's not perfect, and the cowl induction hood isn't quite perfect, but the overall impression is a good one. The low-profile looks of the Malibu SS have aged well, and this one benefits from the traditional performance look of a cowl-induction hood. Even with that bit of performance image, this one exudes class and dignity, and with a muted rumble from its exhaust, it's got a quiet confidence that works rather well. There's minimal trim, although what is in place is in excellent condition, with bright chrome bumpers, a straight grille, and correct Malibu SS badges on the quarters.The bright red vinyl interior is a great contrast to the white paint, presenting an unusual yet period correct combination that truly stands out. Buckets and a center console are highly desirable upgrades, and the seat upholstery is expertly restored with correct materials and patterns. New red carpets and fresh door panels look fantastic, giving the interior a bright, airy feel that makes this car very easy to live with. The original gauges have been replaced by modern Stewart Warner pieces that fit neatly into the dash for a very clean installation. The two-tone steering wheel and column combination looks awesome and there's a modern AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the center of the dash. The trunk is neatly finished with red carpets that look very clean and the recent white convertible top stows neatly under a matching red boot.As a code 38 V8 SS, a small block V8 under the hood is a natural. The 327 cubic inch V8 was rebuilt with a few upgrades and dressed like it was at the factory. The original air cleaner still lives up top, although it's been chrome plated to match the valve covers, yet wears a reproduction sticker. A newer alternator, an Edelbrock carb and intake with long-tube headers add some horsepower, and Chevy Orange paint makes it look right. It's backed by a 4-speed manual transmission and a 10-bolt rear end, so the powertrain is pretty much bulletproof, a recent Flowmaster dual exhaust system gives it a great V8 voice but doesn't betray this car's low-key demeanor. Handling is crisp, as Chevelles have always featured coil springs all around, and braking is confident despite the lack of power assist. Four 14-inch wheels with original SS wheelcovers look right and wear recent BFGoodrich redline radials that complete the simple, unassuming look.Just a tidy, no-nonsense Malibu, albeit one with a great look. Forget all the customs and flashy resto-mods, this is a car with the right look and a ton of potential. Call today!