1966 Chevrolet Malibu SS 396 History The Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size car produced by the American manufacturer General Motors from 1964 to 1983. The Malibu began as a trim-level of the Chevrolet Chevelle, but became its own model line in 1978. The first Malibu was a top-line subseries of the mid-sized Chevrolet Chevelle from 1964 to 1972. Malibus were generally available in a full range of bodystyles including a four-door sedan, two-door Sport Coupe hardtop, convertible and two-seat station wagon. The Malibu was genuinely created and marketed for Chevrolet. Interiors were more lavish than lesser models thanks to patterned cloth and vinyl upholstery, 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, engine gauges and special wheelcovers. The Malibu SS was replaced in 1966 by a new Chevelle SS-396 series that included a big-block 396ci V8 engine, heavy duty suspension and other performance equipment. Other SS-396 equipment was similar to Malibu Sport Coupes and convertibles including an all-vinyl bench seat. Bucket seats and console with floor shift were now optional on the SS and for 1966 with the SS now denoting a car with a big-block engine, the bucket seats became a new option on the regular Malibu Sport Coupe and convertible, upon which any six-cylinder or small-block V8 could be ordered. Also new for 1966 was the Chevelle Malibu four-door Sport Sedan hardtop. Styling revisions on all 1966 Chevelles including more rounded styling similar to the full-sized Chevrolets with sail panels and tunneled rear windows featured on two-door hardtop coupes. VIN 613617006918 This nut and bolt restored factory 396/360 4-speed Malibu SS was completed in 2005 to exact factory standards. With a total of 43,270 documented original miles, this Malibu SS certainly deserved the 1,000+ man hours spent on the professional restoration. Besides the performance options that were standard on the Super Sport option, this rare Malibu came equipped with tinted windshield, sports equipment option, wheel trim covers and pushbutton AM radio. Most important to its originality is the drivetrain, which is completely original to the car as well as all of its correct date-coded auxiliary parts. This exceptional Malibu SS has been verified by George Zapora of General Motors, has complete owner history as well as verification of its original miles. It is most certainly one of the finest examples in existence. The previous owner of this beautiful SS was from Utah. He purchased the car out of Arizona in 2005. A CD containing 275 pictures of the restoration and the historical documentation from GM Canada are included in the sale. Mechanics Numbers Matching 396ci Engine Numbers Matching M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission 12 Bolt Posi-Traction Rear End with 3:50 Gear Ratio 4 Wheel Drum Brakes, New Ball Joints New Brake Lines New Dual Exhaust System New Steering Gear Holley Carb Chrome Air Cleaner Correct Clamps, Hoses, and Wiring Beautiful Paint Job Under the Hood Great Looking Radiator New Rear Shocks New Bushings Beautiful Gas Tank Body Rotisserie Restored with Correct Stickers and Tags All Original Sheet Metal Beautiful Regal Red Two-Stage Paint Firewall and Undercarriage are Painted Regal Red Gorgeous Chrome Bumpers Tinted Windshield Antenna Great Looking Polished Stainless Trim Emblems are in Great Shape Doors Fit and Operate Properly Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid Rockers are Solid Beautiful Rocker Molding Frame is Solid and Nicely Painted All New Rubber Body Mounts Wheel Wells are Clean and Painted Firestone Bias-Ply Red Line Tires 7¾x14 Correct Hub Caps Solid Trunk with Nice Splatter Paint Spare Tire and Jack Included Interior Beautiful Black Vinyl Interior Bucket Seats Console with Shifter and Clock Tachometer Wood Grained Steering Wheel Tilt Steering Column Interior Chrome Trim is Beautiful Dash Pad Looks New Beautiful Door Panels Handles and Cranks Look New Headliner Fits Tight Across Seat Belts Front and Back Carpet is in Great Condition Gauges Work Wipers Work Original AM Radio is Inoperable Don’t Miss Out! 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