CODE 38 V8 SS, 283 V8, 2-SPEED POWERGLIDE, BUCKET AND CONSOLE UPGRADE, AM/FM/CAS
Decode the numbers and you'll see that this 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS is the real deal, complete with a 283, laser-straight bodywork, and a gorgeous blue interior. Chevy positioned these as the cars that could do anything, and even today this handsome hardtop will draw a lot of admirers everywhere it goes.
Originally Ermine White over Mist Blue, nobody will complain about the gorgeous black paint this Malibu wears today. But as you know, when you decide to paint your car black it means a big investment in bodywork and finishing and cutting corners is virtually impossible. Fortunately for you, the new owner, the quality shows in laser-straight panels, a deep, uniform shine, and doors that open and close with precision. The low-profile looks of the Malibu SS have aged well, and this one has a timeless grace that somehow escapes the cars that get oversized wheels, lowered suspensions, and thumping stereos. Instead, this one exudes class and dignity, and with a muted rumble from its exhaust, looks every bit the part of a gentleman's express. There's minimal trim, although what is in place is in excellent condition, with nice chrome bumpers, a straight grille, and correct Malibu SS badges on the quarters.
The blue vinyl interior is a great contrast to the black, presenting an unusual yet 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 blue 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 are in very good shape, surrounded by a bright instrument panel that shows none of the usual fading or discoloration. The original AM radio is gone, replaced by a later AM/FM/cassette setup with speakers in the doors, and the massive trunk is quite tidy. There's an ancient spare tire back there, as well as what might be the original mat, but no signs of rust.
As a code 38 V8 SS, the 283 under the hood is a natural. Rebuilt to stock specs and dressed like it was at the factory, there are no surprises here, just a great-running Chevy small block. The original air cleaner still lives up top and the Chevrolet script valve covers are always a nice touch. A newer alternator, fresh plug wires, and beautiful stock exhaust manifolds ensure reliability, and with power steering, its easy to handle. A 2-speed PowerGlide automatic shifts seamlessly and delivers bulletproof reliability. Take a moment to examine the floors, which are exceptionally nice with only a light dusting of undercoating that hides nothing. A new dual exhaust system with H-pipe 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 205/75/14 whitewall 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, find out how easy it is to enjoy a car the way the factory intended. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Vinyl Interior
- Interior Color
- Black Deluxe
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