REAL 138 SS, PERIOD 283 V8, AUTO, WILD PAINT SCHEME, PWR FRNT DISCS, PWR STEER!!
This 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is a great way to get into the hobby with an affordable car that's still fast, fun, and interesting. You won't be able to stay under the radar with that paint job, but getting attention is all a part of the fun of owning an old car, and this SS delivers in a big way.
Yes, it's a real code 138 SS, so it's got a decent pedigree. Paint and bodywork are surprisingly good for a car in this price range and someone obviously spent plenty of money to get it into shape. To be honest, the early Chevelle is so good-looking that there's just no angle from which it doesn't look great; check out the sculpted quarter panels, the neat chrome strip that runs down the center of the hood, and the classic hardtop profile that was one of Bill Mitchell's best looks. There's plenty of metal flake in the paint, so this one sparkles in the sunlight, but it stands up to close scrutiny as well, with good gaps, great prep underneath, and a smooth, shiny surface that looks great. They didn't change any of the stock trim, and it's all in excellent shape, from the 283 emblems on the front fenders to the Super Sport badges on the quarters to the subtle badge on the trunk. Like I said, someone spent money all out of proportion to the car's value when they put this one together.
The interior is a bit more conventional, offering black bucket seats and a classically simple layout. New black carpets, correct door panels, and a beautifully finished steering wheel give it a very OEM feel from behind the wheel, even with that color-matched center console to add contrast. The gauges are original and in excellent shape and yes, that's the original AM radio in the dash, which is supplemented by an FM converter hidden in the glove box. You'll also note a neatly installed aftermarket A/C system under the dash, a setup that's powered by modern equipment working behind the scenes to be quite effective. Correct SS emblems on the dash remind you from behind the wheel that this isn't a garden-variety Malibu and the back seat is full-sized, so don't be afraid to bring your friends. The trunk is well finished, too, with a correct mat, spatter paint, and a full-sized spare tire that's ready to go.
That's a rebuilt 283 cubic inch V8 under the hood and it runs superbly. With a Chevrolet dress-up kit and a Holley carburetor, it looks as good as it runs and thanks to an HEI ignition system it lights up and idles nicely. Chevy Orange paint on the block is a traditional look that works well here, and you'll find a lot of new components, throughout, including the chrome alternator and fresh master cylinder and power brake booster. It's also got front disc brakes, power steering, and a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, so it's very easy to drive and with highway gears out back, it's ready to be your daily driver. A recent Flowmaster dual exhaust system sounds great without being annoying and traditional Rally wheels and BFG rubber give it the ideal stance.
This is a nice car, nothing more, nothing less. If you like the color, you're going to love the way it drives and you will be pleasantly surprised by just how well it works. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Owner's Manual
- Transmission Spec
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