For Sale: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu -Non Numbers Matching 454ci V8 -Automatic Transmission -89k Miles Shown -Blue Over Black Interior (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 135 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: GKM.com) A taste of displacement - Muscle Machines, June 2011 Autoweek remembered: When John DeLorean started the 1960s muscle-car craze with the 1964 Pontiac GTO, it became clear that Detroit automakers could print money by dropping land-yacht engines in midsize hardtop coupes and stirring in a generous helping of hood scoops, stripes, and clever marketing. It took the Chevrolet Division a couple of years to catch up in the cubic-inch wars, at which point the Chevelle- platform-mate to the GTO- got a hairy big-block 396 engine with 325 horsepower as an option. Offered here is restored, resprayed, and up-powered 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu in medium metallic blue with a black vinyl top over black. Though badged as a 396 SS. In fact, under the hood is a non-matching 454 big block V8. So, the Muscle Machines taste of displacement headline, in this Malibu's case, might better read an even larger helping of displacement. The car's odometer shows 89,710 miles. The exterior medium-blue metallic paint shows very well. This was clearly professional work; door jambs and edges, the underside of the hood and trunk lid, and engine-bay surfaces were all properly painted. The finish is smooth, and the surface gloss is uniform across the entire body. There is no damage to any sheet metal; no dings, dents, or scratches. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Chrome finishes across the entire car are very well-kept, including on the front and rear bumpers, lower body-side trim, wheel-well trim, grille and headlight trim, bowtie-embossed side-mirror, door handles, cabin glass and windshield surrounds, and rear-panel trim, all showing only very minor patina in spots. The black vinyl top is free of damage or wear. Badging includes the SS 396 front-grille emblem, front-fender (understated) 396 Turbo-Jet engine identification emblem, and rear-deck Chevelle lettering. All lighting lenses and cabin glass are free of cracks or other damage. Factory 15-inch silver-painted, slotted steel wheels (with chrome Chevrolet Motor Division hubcaps and chrome trim rings) all in excellent condition are mounted with Grand AM® Radial G/T 245/60 tires. The suspension is raked to the front. Inside, the black-themed, stock-appearing interior is a perfect Sixties design statement. Black door panels include a chrome trim strip and window cranks. Black looped-pile carpets cover cabin floors. Horizontally pleated black vinyl upholstery in excellent condition covers the front buckets and rear bench seats, with the same vinyl trimming rear-cabin walls and the padded dash. The 3-spoke, brushed-metal-trimmed steering wheel with wood-look rim and Chevrolet center emblem frames the horizontal-design dashboard. Stock analog instruments including the 120-mph speedometer have been augmented by three white-faced Equus® gauges monitoring oil pressure, coolant temperature, and alternator output. Slide-levers control the heat and ventilation, and a vintage-look, bowtie-branded, AM-FM-cassette radio is mounted in the factory-radio location. Across the lower dash, pull-lever switches are mounted for various functions. An analog clock is prominently mounted on the center console just ahead of the shift lever for the automatic transmission and a lockable storage compartment. The car's trunk is very tidy with surfaces finished in the factory-

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • Listing ID: CC-1575633
  • Price: $49,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Chevelle
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:89710
  • Stock Number:22GKM64
  • VIN:136176Z117496

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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