1964 Chevrolet Chevelle

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Overview


The Chevelle was first introduced for model year 1964 as a mid-sized car to compete with the Ford Fairlane, and made its debut with a range of options and body styles. It was an instant success with GM producing 328,400 its first year.


The Chevelle was first introduced for model year 1964 as a mid-sized car to compete with the Ford Fairlane, and made its debut with a range of options and body styles. It was an instant success with GM producing 328,400 its first year.

The 300 was the Chevelle base model and included a two-door station wagon and a 2-door sedan.

The Malibu was a step up from the 300 and offered more options. Interior upgrades with tailored fabrics and metallic thread accents were the main attraction for buyers. The Malibu could be had in sport coupe, convertible, 4-door sedan, 6-passenger and 3-seat wagon.

The Malibu SS served as the top-of-the-line Chevelle, but offered little in way of options. It could only be had in a V8, prohibiting it from being more of a muscle car competitor for this year. The SS came stock with special SS wheel covers and special trim. Later in the year saw the introduction of a 327ci/300hp V8 to better compete with the GTO and Torino.

Production Numbers


300 68,300
Malibu 149,000
Malibu 55 67,100
Total Production 284,400

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
I-6 194ci 1x1bbl 120 177 lb-ft - -
I-6 230ci 1x1bbl 155 215 lb-ft - -
V8 283ci 1x4bbl 220 295 lb-ft 8.7 sec 16.2 sec at 84 mph
V8 283ci 1x2bbl 195 285 lb-ft - -
V8 327ci 1x4bbl 300 360 lb-ft - -
V8 327ci 1x4bbl 250 350 lb-ft - -

Transmission


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide Auto

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Tuxedo Black
Meadow Green
Bahama Green
Silver Blue
Daytona Blue
Azure Aqua
Lagoon Aqua
Almond Fawn
Ember Red
Riverside Red
Saddle Tan
Ermine White
Desert Beige
Satin Silver
Goldwood Yellow
Palomar Red

Interior

Fawn
Aqua
Red
Blue
Saddle
White
Black

OEM Brochures


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