The Chevrolet Chevelle made its debut in 1964 as a mid-size coupe meant to compete with the Ford Fairlane. Chevrolet hoped it would be as popular with families as the Bel Air was in the late 1950s. The Chevelle came in a wide range of body types: two-door coupes, pillared two-door sedans, four-door sedans, pillarless four-door hardtops, and convertibles. It was also offered with a choice of 11 engines, from the base inline six-cylinder engine to a V-8 with 396 cid.

Among all these choices, the luxury line was dubbed Chevelle Malibu, which could be purchased as convertibles with six-cylinder or V-8 engines. High-performance Chevelles, denoted with the letters SS (for Super Sport), represented Chevy’s early entry into the muscle car race, led by the Ford Mustang. The Chevelle Malibu SS396 might be the best of all worlds: It could be purchased as a turbocharged convertible with bucket seats.

The El Camino, a hybrid of a car and pickup truck called a coupe utility, was made based on the Chevelle body starting in 1964, and was sold as a muscle car. The El Camino had Deluxe, Malibu, SS, and SS396 editions.

For model year 1966, the Chevelle got the famous curvy “Coke bottle” body styling that was so popular. But the second generation was not introduced until 1968, when the Chevelle was completely redesigned with a long hood and short deck with “kick-up” in the back.

In 1969, former race car driver Don Yenko created his own trademark line of Chevelles, Camaros, and Novas. His limited-edition Chevelles are particularly popular with collectors, as they have the most powerful engines installed in a mid-size car at the time, a 427 cid V-8.

Chevelle got its most extensive redesign in 1973, when Chevy introduced the boxy “Colonnade Hardtop” intended to comply with new federal safety regulations protecting passengers from injury in roll-overs. The Chevelle name was discontinued in 1977, and the following year, the all the cars in the line were sold under the Chevy Malibu moniker.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Jims59.com

Jims59.com

Jim Snell’s tribute to the 1959 Chevy Impala and other Chevrolets (Bel Air, Two-Ten Wagon, etc.) from the 1950s a… [read review or visit site]

Hemmings Auto Blogs

Hemmings Auto Blogs

This great (and frequently updated) blog from the folks at Hemmings Motor News is a visual feast of old and new pho… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Chevrolet: Chevelle 1970 Chevelle Ss Clone 12 Bolt Hot Rod BlackChevrolet: Chevelle Malibu 2 Door HardtopChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 396 1966 Chevy Chevelle Ss 396 Free Shipping Muncie 4 Speed 12 Bolt PsChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1966 Chevy Chevelle Ss 396 Free Shipping Muncie 4 Speed 12 Bolt Posi Ps PdbChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 396 1970 Chevy Chevelle Ss Free Shipping L34 396 Ps Pdb 12 Bolt Auto Super SportChevrolet: Chevelle Base 1967 Chevy Chevelle ConvertibleChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1966 Chevelle 396 Big BlockChevrolet: Chevelle Hardtop 1967 Chevy Chevelle Malibu 2 Door Hardtop 350 At 12 Bolt PosiChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Ss 396 With 20,044 Actual Miles !!!Chevrolet: Chevelle 1969 Chevelle Pro Touring Ls2 Fuel InjectedChevrolet: Chevelle 1966 Chevelle 4 Speed Bucket SeatsChevrolet: Chevelle 2 Door 1969 Chevelle Ss Auto With ConsoleChevrolet: Chevelle 1970 Chevy Chevelle Free Shpping Fuel Injected V8 4l60 Vintace Ac WilwoodChevrolet: Chevelle 454 Five Speed Turn Key Car- Needs Nothing 1968 Chevy Chevelle Big Block 454 Five Speed Built Well Turn Key CarChevrolet: Chevelle Beautiful Big Block 67 Chevelle Restomod With 5-speed, A/c, Cloth Top And More!Chevrolet: Chevelle Ss 396 1969 Chevelle Ss 396 Ls SwapChevrolet: Chevelle Super Sport 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SsChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1970 Chevy Chevelle Ss Free Shipping 454 Muncie 4 Speed 12 Bolt Ac Ps PdbChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 396 Numbers Matching Frame Off Build Sheet Frame Off Restored Build Sheet Power Brakes Power Steering Bucket SeatsChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 396 1968 ChevelleChevrolet: Malibu 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Ss Convertible 327 4 Spd -goldwood YellowChevrolet: Chevelle 1971 Chevy Chevelle Ss 454 Free Shipping Muncie 4 Speed 12 Bolt Ps PdbChevrolet: Chevelle Chevelle 1971 Chevrolet ChevelleChevrolet: Chevelle 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Pro Touring Twin Turbo Ls Power Best Of The BestChevrolet: Chevelle 1967 Chevrolet ChevelleChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1969 Chevelle Ss 396 Build Sheet Org Car No Rust Factory Ac Blk Plate Ca CarChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1971 Chevelle SsChevrolet: Chevelle 1967 Chevelle MalibuChevrolet: Chevelle 1967,1968,1969,1970,corvette,camaro,super Sport,rs 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SurvivorChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1966 Chevelle Ss Original 138 CodeChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 454 Sport Coupe. Fast & Loud! 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Ss 454 Sport Coupe. Fast & Loud! VideoChevrolet: Chevelle 67 Chevelle,true Ss,6spd,,pro-touring,vette,ls2,celebrity,westcoast,customs,Chevrolet: Chevelle Malibu 1964 Chevelle Malibu Ss Resto Mod CloneChevrolet: Chevelle 2 Door Hardtop 1965 Chevrolet Malibu Super Sport 2 Door Hardtop 327 Automatic White/blueChevrolet: Chevelle 1970 ChevelleChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1965 Chevelle Malibu SsChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1966 Chevy Chevelle Ss Convertible 572 Free Shipping 4l80e Ps 4wdb Super SportChevrolet: Chevelle Chevelle Malibu 1969 Chevelle Malibu New Mexico Car No RustChevrolet: Chevelle Ss Clone 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Ss CloneChevrolet: Chevelle Malibu 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Aztec Bronze Match#s 327 Auto One Clean Bowtie!Chevrolet: Chevelle 1970 Chevelle SsChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1969 Chevy Chevelle Ss All Original And Matching SChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 1971 Chevelle Ss 454 ConvertableChevrolet: Chevelle Malibu 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle MalibuChevrolet: Chevelle Chevelle Ss 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Ss 138 VinChevrolet: Chevelle SsChevrolet: Chevelle Factory Ss396 With One California Owner Since New! 1969-factory Ss396 With Non-matching Big Block 454 Engine & 1 Calif Owner Ex NewChevrolet: Chevelle 1967 ChevelleChevrolet: Chevelle Ss396 1966 Chevelle Ss 396 Barn Find Numbers Matching All PaperworkChevrolet: Chevelle Super Sport 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SsChevrolet: Chevelle Malibu Restomod Pro Touring Corvette Ls1Chevrolet: Chevelle ChevelleChevrolet: Chevelle Malibu 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle 454 Big Block 4 Speed Custom In Tripoli TourquoiseChevrolet: Chevelle Ss Convertible 454 Buckets Disc Brakes Factory A/c Rare 1972 Chevy Chevelle Ss Convertible 454 V8 Power Steering Power Brakes A/cChevrolet: Chevelle Malibu 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle MalibuChevrolet: Chevelle 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Ss Clone 454 5 SpeedChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 454 1971 Chevy Chevelle Ss Clone 454 V 8 In Great ConditionChevrolet: Chevelle Base 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Base 6.6 LChevrolet: Chevelle Ss 396 1968 ChevelleChevrolet: Chevelle 1968 Ls 1 Used Automatic