Back in the early sixties Chevrolet saw there was demand for cars both smaller and cheaper models than their full-size models – the result was the launch of the Chevelle for the 1964 model year.
These great cars sat just above the Compact Chevy II and soon became known as the “Senior Compact”. It was a car that really appealed to the baby boomers who had now outgrown their 1955-57 Chevrolets.
This beautiful one owner Malibu wagon has done under 58,000 actual miles miles, is in fabulous condition and is an unrestored survivor that still wears the original Dessert Beige paint from the factory in Fremont, California where it was made.
The Chevelle series contained 11 different models split into 2 lines, the 300 and Malibu with the latter being the upper level. The Malibu could be easier identified with its rear fender badging and full-length mid-bodyside moldings.
Check out the fabulous condition of the medium red imitation leather interior (code 774). It’s the one it left the factory in and is in remarkable condition. Even the color-keyed deep-twist carpet that came standard with the Malibu is the original.
The padded instrument panel was still an option back in 1964. As too was the AM radio which still works perfectly on this wagon.
Under the hood is the original 283 cubic inch V8 with the original owner choosing to pair it with a (extra-cost – $199) Powerglide automatic transmission.
If you wanted one of these 6 passenger station wagons when they were new, prices started at $2,647 for the six-cylinder and $2,744 for the V8. Chevrolet managed to sell 21,385 of them with 15,011 equipped with a V8.
Other options on this car include items such as; positraction axle ($37.70), push-button AM radio ($58.65), comfort and convenience package (which gave inside no glare mirror, outside rear view mirror & two speed washer and wiper for $30.15), tinted windshield ($19.95), padded instrument panel ($18.30), wheel trim covers ($18.30), deluxe seat belts ($14) and front bumper guard ($9.70). The total cost of this car, back in May 1964, was $3,327 including destination charge.
This ’64 Chevelle Malibu Station Wagon is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)