This beautiful 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS convertible was refurbished approximately 15 years ago with a repaint in Cypress Green, new black vinyl upholstery, a rebuild of its four-speed manual transmission, and more. Power is from a 327ci V8, and the car is equipped with a power-operated convertible top and windows, assisted steering and brakes, and a set of 15″ Rev alloy wheels. The SS trim includes the wheel arch moldings, bumper guards, and rear quarter badging that are all believed to be original to the car when it rolled off the assembly line.
The cabin features front bucket seats that have been reupholstered in black vinyl with a matching dash pad and carpets. Amenities include a factory AM radio and speaker, power windows, padded dash, and Deluxe seat belts and a center console, which features a refurbished clock. A wood-rimmed steering wheel is mounted to a rebuilt tilt column and frames a 120-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, amperage, and oil pressure. The five-digit odometer shows just under 24k miles.
The 327ci V8 is stamped F1112EC and reportedly equipped with a Crane camshaft as well as a Holley carburetor and factory exhaust manifolds. Under hood details include a dual-snorkel air cleaner and a period-style Delco battery. Power is sent to the rear wheels from a four-speed manual transmission that is said to have been rebuilt and fitted with a new clutch. The rear axle wears code is CV0322B.
BODY TAG AND VIN TAG DECODE:
- 12B – Built during the second week of December
- 65-13867 – 1965 SS two-door sport coupe
- Body, BF – Fremont, California
- Trim, 714 – Black pattern imitation leather
- Paint, JJ – Cypress Green
- A49 – Deluxe seat belts
- B70 – Padded dash
- 1 – Chevrolet
- 38 – Malibu Super Sport, eight-cylinder
- 67 – Two-door convertible
- 5 – 1965 model year
- Z – Fremont, California final assembly
- 112228 – Consecutive unit number
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