Used Car of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
Today's UCOTD is a rolling, running, though perhaps not driving, project car. This 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu has a few interesting things going on.
Under hood is a 350 cubic-inch V8, and the transmission is a Tremec five-speed manual. There's a Currie 9-inch rear end and the car has 3.55:1 gearing. However, there is no driveshaft installed.
There's a Hotchkis lowered suspension, Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes, 16-inch Cragar wheels, a tilt steering column, and a Hurst shifter. There's also air conditioning.
It's been repainted metallic red and the trunk floor has been replaced, and the lower quarter panels have been repaired.
That said, the car still needs work -- it needs a grille, exterior lighting, glass, trim, and the soft-top fabric.
The pictures show that the interior definitely needs a lot of work. The seats are torn, the radio isn't in place, and neither are the door panels.
This Seattle-based car is up to $3,700 at auction.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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