This 1964 Chevy Malibu SS gets a lot of things right: rumbling small block V8, searing red paint, and a tasteful factory-style interior. It''s also an authentic code 458 SS and red is, indeed, its original color, so even the purists can find something to love about this one. Look at this car closely and you''ll find that the workmanship is outstanding. Not merely nice, but good enough that people stop and remark about what a pretty car it is without even knowing what they''re looking at. The smoothness of the bodywork, the fit of the doors, and the way the eyeball-watering Viper Red paint has been buffed and polished all give it a highly finished look that definitely stands out. Early Malibus have exceptionally clean lines and with a distinct lack of chrome and trim, it is doubly important that the bodywork be right. Details are crisp, especially the flared rear quarter panels that are the car''s defining feature, as well as the crisply contoured hood that bears a familial resemblance to its big brother, the Impala. Chrome is excellent, and the bright details like the taillight surround and front grille have been beautifully restored. Someone invested big to make this car look this good. The interior is almost completely stock and extremely well restored without the usual (and often questionable) custom touches that some builders like to add. Those are original bucket seats and the fresh seat covers replicate the original patterns exactly. With fresh foam underneath, they look great and are comfortable enough for all-day drives. New carpets were fitted along with original-style door panels to tie it all together. The instrument panel is crisply finished, and the factory gauges are augmented by a set of oil pressure, voltage, and temperature gauges just above the console. A factory AM radio still lives in the dash, but for your cruising pleasure, a low-profile A/C system has been installed. Topping the stock steering column with a billet wheel wrapped in red leather is a feature that seems appropriate in this resto-mod Malibu, but just about everything else is traditional. IN back, the trunk is spacious and neatly finished in matching red paint with a textured surface that adds durability. The fresh 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood has been nicely detailed to make it practically mandatory to open the hood at shows. There''s a ton of shiny stuff, from a chrome air cleaner and a nice set of aluminum valve covers, to the billet accessory drive and the chrome brake master cylinder. Edelbrock supplied both a 4-barrel carburetor and an intake covered in their Endura-Shine finish that looks like chrome, and with aluminum heads, this is one potent small block. A big aluminum radiator up front keeps it cool, helped by an electric fan that also improves A/C efficiency. Underneath it is in good shape and the long-tube headers and Flowmaster mufflers with dumps just ahead of the 10-bolt rear end sounds throaty without being annoying. Handsome polished Coys wheels were custom made just for this car and wear 225/40/18 front and 245/35/20 rear performance radials, and thankfully there are slotted disc brakes, because those wheels show them off quite well. With all the goodness that traditionally comes with an early Malibu, this ''64 SS resto-mod delivers performance and style in equal measures. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.