Early Chevelles like this 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS
convertible are pleasant enough cars, but with their light weight,
they're also ferociously fast, especially when you stuff them with
400 cubic inches of high performance Chevy. Add an upgraded
interior, a slick factory-correct paint job and you have one of the
most beautiful sleepers we've ever seen.
The ultra-clean look comes naturally to the Chevelle, whose classic Chevy profile and minimal trim make look modern today, fifty years later. The sheetmetal on this car is stock, which means no cowl induction hood or other add-ons, so it has that clean, OEM look that makes these cars so popular. The classic Madeira Maroon paint makes the Chevelle look longer and sleeker than the factory finish might have, and with the dark, shiny paint, the crisply rendered crease on the quarter panel really stands out. It was done a few years ago, so it's been driven, but the workmanship still makes it look good for local shows, where it's sure to be popular. It's still wearing all its original badging, including CHEVROLET block letters on the trunk and the sometimes confusing Chevelle emblem on the front fenders and the Malibu SS badges on the quarters. No matter, it looks great, including the shiny chrome bumpers and factory grille up front.
As dramatic as the bodywork is, the interior is relatively stock, sporting original-style buckets and reproduction seat covers and stock-looking door panels. Replacement carpets are in good shape with only minor fading (typical in a convertible) and a beautifully finished dash pad offers a semi-custom look. The instrument panel is the original piece with a full array of red-faced gauges that are all fully functional, giving it a very cool look when you turn the key. A/C has been added under the dash and there are power windows in the doors, but you'll need to install your own radio, because this is a car that just screams for a high-powered sound system. The clean interior styling includes a factory console and the factory-issued steering wheel that's wonderfully ornate. The trunk is clean and there's a white that fits well and looks great.
Mechanically, this Chevelle takes no prisoners. The 400 cubic inch Chevy V8 makes enough power to incinerate the tires at will and looks as good as the rest of the car. It fits neatly in the Chevelle's engine bay, because it's a small block, after all, but it also cackles and snarls and runs superbly. The engine bay features finned valve covers and a matching air cleaner, Chevy Orange paint, and a big Holley carburetor to feed it. The HVAC lines are neatly routed along the fenders and power steering and power brakes make it very easy to live with. Modern accessories, including a big alternator, help ensure reliability and there's a big radiator up front. Underneath, you get long-tube headers, a new dual exhaust system with a mellow sound, and a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission. The undercarriage is tidy and clean, but not detailed, but that means you won't think twice about climbing behind the wheel and hitting the road. The final touch is a set of Torque Thrust wheels which carry 205/70/15 blackwall radials that look great.
This is the kind of car that gets everything right: comfortable, fast, and easy to drive, plus it's loaded with upgrades. All that plus a classic Chevrolet performance look. Call today!