1966 Chevrolet Chevelle for sale in Local pick-up only

Condition: Used
Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Chevelle
SubModel: Malibu
Type: Convertible
Doors: 2
Year: 1966
Mileage: 96,114
VIN: 136676K159373
Color: Yellow
Engine size: 283 V8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Chevrolet Chevelle 1966

You wouldn't know it by going to car shows today, but when they were new not all the Chevelles were big block SS models. In fact, a vast majority were cars like this handsome 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu convertible, complete with a small block V8, PowerGlide, and a bench seat interior, making for a very pleasant car to drive, even today.If you have a clean A-body that you're about to pour a bunch of money into, most guys would choose to build a fake SS, throw in a crate motor, and do it the way everyone else does. But this one is different, and in a good way. It's still a Malibu wearing all its original badges and insignias, and doesn't even have a cowl-induction hood. However, that's original Lemonwood Yellow paint, which shows signs of age but also has that great patina that nothing but time can create. Like most survivors, there are nits to pick, but you'll have to decide if you seek perfection or you if you prefer a car that has a comfortable, lived-in look for the ages. Look closely and you'll spot a few differences from the more common SS models, including the taillights, the rear quarter panel emblems, and a bright chrome grille that has a CHEVELLE badge in the center instead of a blacked-out SS piece. There's even a cool little chrome hood ornament. There's no denying this is a great-looking Chevelle, and it's refreshing to see one that isn't trying too hard to be something it isn't.The interior appears to be a nice mix of original pieces and restored surfaces. The upholstery IS LIKELY ORIGINAL and thanks to quality materials, is holding up extremely well. The carpets are likely replacements but they were done quite a while ago, so while none of it is perfect, it all suggests that this car was always well-maintained and I like the honesty it represents. In fact, "honest" is the way I would describe this entire car, and it's immensely appealing because of it. The original instruments are still there doing their thing after nearly 50 years, the steering wheel still looks stylish, and the only notable upgrade is the AM/FM stereo head unit with speakers cleverly stashed in the kick panels. Other options include a tilt steering column with an accessory tachometer strapped to it, as well as power windows, which are always useful in a ragtop. The trunk proudly shows off some clean sheetmetal with spatter-finish paint and a replacement mat, as well as a full-sized spare tire that may date back to the car's early days. And the black convertible top looks great when it's up and folds easily in just a few seconds.When you have a convertible, a nice V8 under the hood is the perfect travelling companion. The 283 cubic inch small block V8 under the hood runs as well today as it did when it was new, and the soundtrack isn't muscle car brash but smooth and quiet. That's a factory air cleaner up top, complete with a 2-barrel carburetor underneath, correct cast iron exhaust manifolds, plus simple stamped steel valve covers; again, this car isn't trying to be anything other than what it was born as. It's backed by a 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission and a 10-bolt rear end out back, all framed by extremely clean floors and a mellow single exhaust system. Flashy optional hubcaps on steel wheels carry 225/75/14 Coker redline radials for a sporty look.Clean and simple, this Malibu ragtop is the epitome of summertime fun. Forget trying to keep up with the guy in the next lane and his generic SS, enjoy the simpler things in life. Call today!

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