Some cars can feel like time machines, and this Chevrolet Chevelle
Malibu SS is absolutely 1964. But if you dig a bit deeper, there
are a few subtle upgrades that make all the difference on this
real-deal Super Sport.
This is the first year for the Chevelle, and so you're looking at a
car that launched the legend. So this has all the right elements
you love, like the pillarless hardtop profile, big chrome bumpers,
and sporty kick-up curve behind the door. It only gets better on an
up-market Malibu trim. Noticing the extra chrome in places like the
lower rockers and the rear can identify Chevelle Malibus like this
one. And while the SS badging helps you identify this as a Super
Sport the upgraded 15-inch Rally wheels and large dual exhaust tips
also add to that SS-style flair. The burgundy paint stays close to
1964's Palomar Red, and so it's an upgrade that doesn't look out of
place. The impression that you really want to take away from the
finish is that it represents exactly what's great but a
driver-quality classic. It has a good metallic element that makes
people take notice, but you'll never feel it's too fancy to hop in
and go for a cruise. So it's the kind of classic that makes you
want to enjoy it to the fullest.
The front bucket seats with a center console in-between make this a
proper Super Sport, and having the full interior finished in black
really seems to get the attitude right. Just like any good 1960's
car, this sea of darkness is given plenty of nice brightwork
touches on places like the door panels, dash, and steering wheel.
All of this feels very original right down to the heater controls.
But a second glance at the radio reveals it's an upgraded AM/FM
unit with a digital tuner. And the auxiliary gauge trio and later
Chevy sports steering wheel are there to make this a stronger
Under this hood is a 283 cubic-inch V8, and it's one of those great
powerplants that help us celebrate the dawn of the small block era.
Having the correct JD suffix code could mean this is the original
motor that came in the car. This one looks particularly nice with
smooth inner walls, a bright Chevy Orange block, polished valve
covers, and a matching air grabber. Plus, this one was upgraded for
added power with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake,
and headers. And you'll love how the upgraded cam not only adds
performance but a sweet tune to the dual exhaust. On the road, the
Chevelle's legendary smooth ride combined with the Powerglide
automatic transmission, power brakes, upgraded front discs, and
wide Cooper Cobra tires make this SS a fine cruising package.
This first-year Malibu SS has the right style and upgrades to be
your favorite classic cruiser. So don't miss your chance to take it
home. Call today!