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1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS Chevelle 138 Super Sport, 350 V8 New Paint Fresh Resto

For sale: 1965 Chevrolet Malibu

Technical specifications

Item location:
Island Lake, Illinois, United States
2 Doors
Engine size:
GM 350 V8
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· Rare 138 Super Sport vin-coded convertible.

· VIN # 138675K178518

· Replacement 350 V/8 Engine was just installed

· Factory 4-speed manual transmission

· Factory center console.

· Custom cowl induction looking hood

· Complete new custom interior and gauges.

· Just completed – full new paint job!

· Recent convertible top in great condition

· Two sets of wheels and tires / factory looking set has new radial redline tires, and current set on car is new radials and torque thrust wheels, just installed.

· This car was frame on restored summer of 2016.

Over the years here at Custom Classics I’ve had the privilege of seeing some fantastic cars. National show winners, celebrity builds, movie cars, rare option cars etc; if you can think of it, chances are we’ve had it. But at the end of the day, I still believe the most enjoyable part of this hobby is getting out on the road and experiencing the pure joy of driving one of these vintage machines. That’s why it’s always nice to see a car like this 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS convertible roll into our facility. It’s a low maintenance car that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face without leaving your wallet blank. I’m a convertible lover and I always jump at the chance to drive one when I can.

A true V8 car, this convertible rolled off GM’s Kansa City assembly line on the 3rd week of April in 1965 and is the kind of car you’ll enjoy washing and waxing on a Saturday morning and then cruising down the street on a Saturday night. This past summer the car was sent to a professional body shop for adjustments to the doors and windows and some minor panel repair. Once those repairs and adjustments were complete the entire body, including the door jams, were then prepped and painted GM code White. While not the original color for this particular car, Tahitian Turquoise was the original 1965 Chevrolet Malibu color for this car, the current GM white looks great with this Malibu’s flawless white top and new red custom interior. Once that white was wet sanded and buffed to a brilliant luster, some new wiring and headlight bulbs were installed up front in the super straight grille. New mirrors, front bumper, and miscellaneous trim were added to complement the rest of the cars excellent looking stainless elements. The result is a nicely detailed car with factory quality panel alignment and a better-than-factory paint finish that looks great all the way from its hood to its rear bumper.

Mechanically, this car is about as ready to go as it can get. The old V/8 was removed this past summer and a 350 was installed in its place. A new Edelbrock aluminum intake catches your eye with the factory looking chrome air cleaner when you open the hood, along with the chrome valve covers that complement it to keep things simple and appealing. Turn the key and this car fires up easily and idles with a pleasant V8 burble; it drives perfectly.

As you can see, the suspension is well done but it isn’t a custom job that you’ll want to lock away in your garage for fear of damage, but it isn’t so rigid that you’re afraid to take things apart and tinker with them.

This Malibu features new Hancook tires 215/50R17 radials with new American Racing torque thrust wheels. There is also a factory looking set of wheels with correct factory wheel covers and new red line radials that come with the car. The trunk is clean and tidy with a new red custom interior that you’ll see in our pictures. Everything in this interior still looks nice and is 100% usable as-is for years of cruising and showing enjoyment.

Not every car can be a flawless show winner, and that’s a good thing because if that were the case, regular guys like me would have a hard time satisfying their old car addiction. This is a car you can spend a long time with, both in and out of the garage. It will always be ready, willing, and able to hit the road, but you can also spend your time tinkering with it and perfecting it exactly the way you want. This Malibu Super Sport is a relative bargain and it won’t be long before it’s driving off into the sunset with another one of our satisfied customers at the wheel. Don’t hesitate, call today!

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