About This Vehicle
- Mileage: 25,100
- Engine: V-8
- Body Style: Convertible
- Transmission: Auto
- Exterior Color: Red
- Interior Color: Red
- VIN: 136675Z154880
RARE AND BEAUTIFUL, MATCHING NUMBER, 1965 CHEVROLET MALIBU CONVERTIBLE WITH A GREAT STANCE AND READY TO SHOW AND GO!!!
ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A CLASSIC 60’S CONVERTIBLE THAT WILL STAND OUT FROM THE REST?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE MAKING A SMART INVESTMENT BY BUYING A HIGH QUALITY, MATCHING # CAR THAT HAS BEEN BUILT PROFESSIONALLY AND IS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO DRIVE??
DO YOU WANT A SWEET CHEVY MALIBU CONVERTIBLE WITH AN AMAZING STANCE, THROATY SOUND, THAT IS READY TO SHOW AND GO??
YOUR SEARCH MAY BE OVER!!!
Six years ago I owned an absolutely beautiful ’65 Malibu Convertible. It was a fully restored, rust free, red with a 2-tone red interior, matching # 283 V8, with an awesome stance and nice rumble. I had bought the car from a Chevelle enthusiast and enjoyed the car at cruise-ins and local shows for a few months before selling it to a great car guy in Idaho. A few weeks after he received it he sent me a beautiful picture of it which has been hanging on my office wall since then. At that time these cars were a hobby for me. That hobby turned in to by business a couple of years ago when I launched Cloud 9 Classics. Our tech spends much of his spare time searching the country for great classics and he forwarded me an ad for ’65 Malibu Convertible that he found. The car was located in Lewiston, Idaho. One look and I knew this was my old car. One phone call later and I bought it back! After 6 years of ownership it was time for the previous owner to move on to his next toy so he was ready to let it go. He assured me it was just as pristine as when I sold it to him 6 years ago. In addition he started to tell me about all the ways he took this already sweet classic up to the next level by adding things like Power wheel disc brakes. new dash pad and instrument bezel, and more. When the car arrived here in the Atlanta, GA area via an enclosed transporter it was like being united with an old friend. Since this is now my business I did buy this car to sell so I am offering it here to the next lucky owner who I know will love this car as much as its previous owner did. I will do my best to provide enough large images, a video so you can hear it running, and an honest description to help you decide if you should be cruising in this awesome convertible this season. Sit back and enjoy!!! As with all of my auctions, if you decide this is the one you have been waiting for and want to buy it before the next car guy or gal does feel free to call me to discuss a price to put it in to your garage.
Here is the picture that has been hanging on my office wall for the past 6 years.
I originally purchased this sweet ’65 Malibu/Chevelle Convertible from a Chevelle enthusiast in Illinois. I believe he owned the car for about 12 years and he bought it from a guy in California. This Chevelle was produced in the Fremont, CA plant and spent most of its life there and was a rust free car. This car never saw a winter in Illinois and was only driven on sunny days. I have a photo album from the 1980’s that show when it was painted last and it was basically stripped to bare metal and i see no signs of rust repair or body panel replacement. I believe it still has all of its original body panels and the high end paint job that was done many years ago has held up absolutely beautifully. The cars original color was Regal Red. I am not positive of the current color. I recall the gentleman I bought it from saying it was changed to Madeira Maroon but to me the color is closer to the regal red. Regardless, it is a stunning shade of red and glistens in the sunshine. Upon very close inspection you will see some small spots where the paint is starting to show its age but overall it looks amazing. I noticed one very tiny bubble over one wheel well but I believe that was there 6 years ago when I sold it last and it has not changed. Body panels are very straight and panel alignment is excellent. There is a slight indention on the passenger front fender corner that was repaired many years ago. Chrome trim looks great. The original side moldings show minor signs. You will find that most ’65’s no longer have the side molding as it it not reproduced. I think these chrome strips really add a nice touch to the simplistic body lines of this Malibu. Bumpers, front and rear grille all look fantastic. This beautiful Malibu convertible is ready for the local shows and cruise-ins and I am sure will win its share of trophies if that is what you enjoy. Here is a photo tour of the body:
Of course I recommend dropping the top every chance you get but it is nice to know that the white convertible top is also in beautiful condition and goes up and down very easily and seals up nice and tight.. I noticed a very tiny 1/2″ slit on the passengers side that is barely noticeable and does not leak at all. Otherwise the top looks almost perfect. It is a manual top that operates super easy and can be put up or down as quickly if not quicker then a power top. It has the clips in place that hold the top down securely. I also have a beautiful boot cover that clips on nicely to give a great finished look when the top is down. The rear window is very clear. Have a look:
Complimenting the beautiful red exterior is a really sweet 2-tone red/maroon interior that looks close to brand new!! Front bench seat is super comfortable and shows practically no wear. I noticed a 1/4 inch spot on the piping that was worn through…that’s it. Door panels, carpeting look close to new and a very nice set of red carpeted floor mats add a nice touch. The previous owner took the interior up a notch from when I sold it to him by adding a brand new dash pad and a new instrument dash bezel. He included the originals when I bought it back and I will forward them to the future owner as well. The only spot that shows wear on the interior is the steering wheel that has paint chips. I left it alone and so did the previous owner because we thought it adds just that added patina to this highly original classic Malibu convertible. All of the gauges are working correctly. A very nice Kenwood am/fm/cd player was neatly added under the dash and speakers sit behind the front bench seats so no holes were cut on interior panels. The interior looks as nice as the exterior and is also ready for the shows. Here is a look around the interior:
This gorgeous ’65 Malibu Convertible runs as good as it looks!! This is a matching # drivetrain from the 283 V8 to the rear end. The original 283 was completely rebuilt about 15 years ago and is stock with original Rochester 2 jet carburetor. Odometer reads slightly over 25,000 miles which is believed to be 125,000 miles. I am pretty sure there are less then 10,000 miles on the car since it was restored and the drivetrain was rebuilt. Stock manifolds run out to a great set of Flow Masters that give this little cruiser a great throaty tone as you will hear in the video that follows. Power steering makes handling a breeze and speaking of handling, this baby has been lowered and upgraded with Hotchkiss suspension, QA-1 Adjustable coil overs and 2″ drop spindles. The gentleman I sold this car to 6 years ago decided to upgrade the stock brakes and added 4 wheel power disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors. I am pretty sure it is safe to say that this cars runs drives, handles, and stops better then new. Adding to the awesome stance is a beautiful set of 17″ Boyd Coddington Junkyard Dog wheels wrapped in tires with tons of tread life left. The floorpans are rock solid and the undercarriage looks great. Inside of the trunk is also rock solid and was splatter painted many years ago. Check out the pics below and also make sure you listen to the video of the car start up and running that follows:
OF COURSE THIS RED BEAUTY SOUNDS AS GOOD AS SHE LOOKS AND DRIVES….HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO SO YOU CAN HEAR HER START UP AND RUNNING: ( CLICK THE ARROW TO START )
DRIVE THE DREAM!!!
If you have any questions feel free to call me at 770-359-8400 and I will do my best to answer them. If you are a serious buyer lets talk on the phone and discuss it. I will be happy to negotiate a deal so we can get this beautiful car in to your garage as soon as possible. In addition to being a licensed Classic Car Dealer I am also a Transport Broker and will be happy to assist the buyer with a great rate on Enclosed or Open Transport anywhere in the US at the buyers expense or to any port for overseas buyers.