Fun fact, the first-generation Chevelle was America’s only all-new car for the 1964 model year, becoming an instant hit with over 338,000 units sold during its initial 12-month run. Those are some seriously staggering numbers, regardless of era.
Come 1966, the Chevelle would receive a thorough facelift, consisting of smoother contours (Coke bottle styling), a new grille, new bumpers and then some. Larger wraparound taillights were installed onto an updated rear fascia the following year, making the car looks more dynamic when viewed from behind.
One such car is up for grabs right now, and as you can see, it’s a convertible, which may or may not make it more appealing to you, depending on what the weather is like where you live. Careful though, because the auction is about to end in a few hours, so if you want this Chevelle Malibu convertible, you need to call up your accountant ASAP.
The exterior was originally finished in Granada Gold before getting repainted metallic blue. Other visual highlights include the black convertible top, chrome bumpers, simulated hood vents, dual exhaust outlets, and custom 18-inch Hot Rods by Boyd wheels with 225/35 front and 275/35 rear BFGoodrich tires.
It also boasts power steering to go with the following suspension mods: QA1 adjustable coilovers, front and rear sway bars, tubular front control arms and tubular rear trailing arms.
In terms of performance, we’re dealing with a replacement 355 ci V8 crate engine, said to have been rebuilt by a Nebraska-based company. The V8 comes with a Holley Sniper electronic fuel injection system, tubular headers, aluminum valve covers, an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, serpentine belt conversion and an aluminum radiator.
It’s not a bad setup, and according to the seller, it generates 391 horsepower and 419 lb-ft of torque, with everything going to the rear wheels via a replacement 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission with a 10-bolt rear axle and a custom differential cover.
Overall, we're looking at a pretty sweet ride, and its future owner will undoubtedly be thrilled to showcase this mildly modified Chevelle in their driveway.