AACA Awards: 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Convertible – Sold?
July 8, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this Chevelle “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
Some Craigslist ads can be held up as a benchmark for how to sell your classic car. Great photography is the key to drawing in potential buyers. That’s what happened when we spotted this restored 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible originally listed in June 2021 on Craigslist in West Warwick, Rhode Island offered at $47,500 currently. Comparing that price for this multiple AACA award winner against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Malibu priced between this guide’s #2 “Excellent” estimate of $45,200 and its #1 “Concours” appraisal of $65,000. Interestingly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool provides a much different assessment as in this case the asking price is nearly eight thousand dollars above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $40,700.
Chevrolet’s first Malibu was a top-line subseries of the first-generation mid-sized Chevelle produced from 1964 to 1972. Malibus were generally available in a full range of body styles including a four-door sedan, two-door Sport Coupe hardtop, convertible, and two-seat station wagon. Interiors were more lavish than lesser Chevelle 300 and 300 Deluxe models thanks to patterned cloth and vinyl upholstery (all-vinyl in convertibles and station wagons), deep-twist carpeting, deluxe steering wheel, and other items. The Malibu SS was available only as a two-door Sport Coupe hardtop or convertible and added bucket seats, center console (with an optional four-speed manual or Powerglide transmissions), engine gauges, and special wheel covers. Chevrolet first offered the SS package with any six-cylinder or V8 engine offered in other Chevelles – with the top option being a 300 horsepower 327 cubic inch V8 in 1964.
This 1964 vintage Chevrolet extended length commercial features a 1964 model traversing the state of Oklahoma:
If you prefer just detailing and enjoying a finely restored car, this Chevelle Malibu featuring an older restoration has already won all the awards, so you can just relax and enjoy driving it while you keep it show-ready in your spare time. Be sure to look at the excellent photographs provided as well as the scope of them that leave no doubt as to the quality of this car’s older restoration.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1964 Chevelle Malibu SS, Convertible. Matching numbers 283, automatic 2 speed power glide, power steering, dual exhaust, 71963 original miles. Correct gold wood yellow, black interior-bucket seats, black convertible top (manual). Has rare factory options; full console, wood grain steering wheel, in dash tack, dash-mounted clock, Delco AM radio, dash-mounted tissue dispenser. This vehicle was fully restored, meticulously maintained, and stored in climate-controlled garage. Numerous show car awards; Antique Auto Club of America senior national first place award in 2003, National grand prize winner in 2004, and Junior award winner. Runs and drives very nice, everything works as it should, a must see car. I do not have a title for this vehicle, but it is actively registered to me. I will provide a Bill of sale along with my registration. $47,500“
Show or go: what would you do with this restored Chevelle SS? Comment below and let us know!
Very nice, but why would the owner put “cherry bomb” mufflers on such a detailed restoration?