This 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu is meant to be noticed. Not
only do you have vibrant orange paint on this hardtop, but also a
performance-built big block with a four-speed to go with it. There
are even cutouts in case you want them to hear you coming!
The 1966 Chevelle was updated to get us into the muscle car era. A
firmly ceased eyebrow up front, rear fenders bulging upward, flying
buttresses on the c-pillar, and taillights hooded by the extended
fenders all made a substantial statement. And this one shows it
distinctly. The attention-grabbing orange paint you see on this car
is an upgrade later in life. In fact, the Daytona Sunrise Orange
Metallic color was borrowed from a C7 Corvette, and it has a clean
look from an application that's only about a year old. And that
wasn't the only Vette inspiration. The blackout hood draws your
attention to the Stinger style from the C2. It signaled a Sting Ray
with a big block, and that applies to this Chevelle, too. Good body
lines, bright chrome bumpers, a straight grille, and clean glass
are all part of an attractive style. But this coupe is not trying
to be a museum piece. After all, the competition-style Torq Thrust
wheels with a larger rear set give this a true street machine
Inside, the black looks great against the vibrant orange, and it
really gets you in the mood for speedy business. You may feel like
adding a radio or other personalization, but details like the trim
in the seats and clean trunk mat really highlight a detailed level
of an investment in quality. This is a great driving setup with
classic features like front bucket seats, a dual-spoke Chevy
steering wheel, and a smooth dash as long as the horizon. There are
also the right upgrades. For example, you have a cleanly installed
Bosch auxiliary gauge trio, and that white and chrome appearance
goes well with the Hurst floor shifter. And you just know
four-speed cars put you in the best control for maximum fun.
The smooth inner walls of the engine bay showcase a tidy motor in
the middle. This was the era of the 396 cubic-inch big block, and
so the callout on the motor tries to look era-correct... but it
doesn't take much to see this is really a fully upgraded package.
For starters, you're actually looking at a larger 454 cubic-inch V8
block. It has been bored over for 461ci total and given an
aggressive cam. It also has a Holley four-barrel carburetor, GM
Winter's intake, and headers for a terrific power package. And
there are nice supporting components like the large aluminum
radiator, newer fan, finned Moroso valve covers, an HEI
distributor, and an MSD ignition. It fires up with a wicked growl,
but any time you really want to bring the thunder, a toggle switch
under the dash opens up the electric cutouts for a brutal sound.
The story we're told on this is that it was under long-term
ownership by a gentleman who was also taking his time to restore
this car correctly. He sold it before completion, but it was
finished with care. That's why even the undercarriage looks so
clean. So the total package is a mean car that also feels solid out
on the road. And features like power steering, power brakes, and
front discs make for an easy cruiser, too.
This is the iconic hardtop built for added power and bolder style.
That makes for a truly irresistible muscle car. Call today!!!