Looking sharp after a restoration in the recent past, this 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu has the distinction of not only representing the upper tier version of the model in its first generation, but also holds the distinction of being a member of its very first class to roll off the assembly line. Chevelles would, of course, go on to become coveted muscle cars and this one captures that magic nicely, with its classic color scheme and rock solid, enhanced powerplant. If you put a high premium on street-readiness, this is a car you're going to want to take a close look at.
The automobile marketplace was a busy scene when this '64 rolled out. The Big Three automakers were frantically jockeying for position as the American buying public confirmed their interest in less expansive cars and the Chevelle ably answered that call. Performance enthusiasts were taken by the model's broad track and spacious engine compartment, which could accommodate a substantial engine with room to spare. The exterior on this Malibu remains in stock configuration and is draped in a shade that equips it with a thoroughly authentic appearance, being just a stone's throw from the Satin Silver offering on the color chart the year it debuted. The paint is in good shape and is ornamented by a collection of chrome that's in very solid condition, with bumpers in front and back that are positioned nice and level and show no dings from making contact with immovable objects. A thorough array of badging completes this vintage Chevy's well-configured appearance.
Climb inside and you'll be impressed with your surroundings. This interior is in great shape, with a pair of plushly padded buckets up front and a bench seat in back that wear fresh, well-fitted vinyl and an expanse of clean matching carpet lining the floor. The door panels to each side are really sharp, carrying new handles and arm rests while featuring a stretch of trim across their tops that merges with a matching accent on the dash. Peer through the factory steering wheel and you'll see an instrument panel that's in top form, with a chrome panel surrounding clear and functional factory gauges that are joined by aftermarket temperature and battery level displays below. A vacant space for the radio affords the opportunity to equip this classic with a sound system of your choosing to create just the right audio experience. In back, the trunk area is spacious and sports the same showroom-fresh appearance as the interior, and the upholstered inner wheelhouses are a great finishing touch.
Beneath the hood, the emphasis is on abundant, dependable power, with some eye candy added to the mix. The featured 350 cubic inch crate V8 wears a pair of aluminum aftermarket alum heads at its sides and a bowtie intake and 4-barrel Carter carb on top and is nicely dressed in a pair of chrome valve covers and chrome air cleaner bearing matching flame etchings. The powerplant pulls with plenty of enthusiasm and sounds great as it exhales into its pair of aftermarket headers, teaming with a 4-speed manual transmission for a fitting “hands on” driving experience. Coil springs in both front and back provide a nice, quiet ride while power disc brakes at all four corners bring this first generation Chevelle to fade resistant stops as it cruises on its set of 15” American Racing Torq Thrust wheels.
The chance to pull a first generation Malibu into your garage doesn't come along often and the strong running condition and overall sharp appearance of this 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu makes that opportunity all the more rare. Call today!