1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS    

 

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FEATURES INCLUDE:

(L-79) 327 c.i. L-79 4bbl. V8 @ 350 HP (#'s match)

(M-20) Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission

(RR) Regal Red Exterior

(F-40) Special Front & Rear Suspension

12-Bolt Posi-Traction Rear End

Black Pattern Imitation Leather / Bucket Seating

Tachometer - Factory

Power Steering

Power Front Disc Brakes

Chevrolet Delco AM Radio

 Rear Bumper Guards

Comfort & Convenience Equipment Type A - glove box lamp, back-up lamp, mirror, 2-speed wiper & washer

The exterior displays beatiful brightwork and Regal Red paint throughout. The fit and finish is in exceptional condition, professionally restored. This is a true 138 car and is a multiple-award winner. It has done well in various shows and been a trailer queen that has went through recent updates. The 327 engine was fitted with hardened valves and tuned to run on unleaded fuel.The stock rollers were replaced with polished 17-inch American Racing Toque Thrust wheels wrapped in high performance Nitto NT555 radials sized at 245/45/ZR17s up front & 255/45/ZR17s out back. The lower body moulding and wheel well moulding fit the car well.

This special-ordered Regal Red Malibu SS is in good company at Texas Classic Cars of Dallas.

 

Under this gleaming hood is the special high performance 327 V8.

This special engine was factory rated at 350 horsepower. The L-79 engine's "hot" hydraulic cam and lifters made for a muscle car with street able performance. The car has an excellent power curve and lumpy idle reminiscent of days gone by. The engine work is by House of Hot Rods. This power plant features a Holley carburetor atop a winterís aluminum GM high performance intake. Exhaust gases are expelled through ceramic-coated headers to a free-flowing dual exhaust system.

Much attention to detail was spent throughout this car. The engine compartment does feature updated hoses and clamps along with grease pen markings replicating factory codes on the firewall. The inner fenders, core support and firewall sheet metal is clean and in good condition throughout. This car was also optioned with the heavy-duty radiator. The performance-oriented chromed dual snorkel breather is paired with chromed 327/350HP valve covers.

This is the original block to this car, with a clean VIN stamping & engine suffix code shown above. The block doesn't appear to have been decked, displaying the factory stampings clearly. This is Towanda, built engine. 1965 would be the first year of this optional powerhouse. The original buyer of this Malibu Super Sport opted for the $202.30 L-79 engine.

 The battery has a heavy-duty cover, the car was originally ordered with a heavy-duty battery. Cooling duties are more than adequate with the heavy-duty 4-core radiator.

The vintage winterís aluminum intake is an excellent choice for performance to this day.

The trim identification plate is still in place on the firewall.

The doors, hood, and trunk lid open and close correctly.

The interior is classic Malibu Super Sport. The seat upholstery has been replaced front to back, retaining the factory seating. The center console houses the M-20 Muncie's shifter.

Little has changed from the factory specifications, with exception of this latter steering wheel. The car was originally ordered with the $32.30-optioned wood grain plastic steering wheel.

The original Delco AM radio is working and in very nice condition, as is the bright work surrounding the instruments and dash.

The Muncie 4-speed transmission shifts through the Muncie M-20 4-speed with authority.

The dash is fitted with a vintage clock up top, special and available for the 350 horsepower cars.

Note the high redline of the factory tachometer.

The upholstery is in excellent condition front to back.

The door panels are clean and detailed throughout. The door undersides are also in excellent condition. The weather-strip was replaced throughout this Malibu during the restoration.

The trunk is clean and detailed, finished in the correct finish and complete with the spare tire/wheel and jacking equipment.

  

This is the correct Muncie M-20 manual transmission.

The undercarriage displays the rebuilt F-40 suspension along with a custom dual exhaust system with polished Magna-Flow mufflers and an X-pipe. The 12-bolt rear end is the correct Posi-traction unit & is paired with a heavy-duty sway bar. The engine and transmission undersides are clean and detailed as well.