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Post by 77mali on Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:38 pm

There were no SS396's in 65. Not produced until 1966 :-)
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:43 pm

77mali wrote:There were no SS396's in 65. Not produced until 1966 :-)

um ..........

200 Malibu SS hardtops and one convertible. Tagged the Z-16 package, it retailed for $1,501 ( for the package Not car ) and was built around a hot 375-bhp 396-cid V-8.

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Post by 77mali on Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:49 pm

Limey wrote:
77mali wrote:There were no SS396's in 65. Not produced until 1966 :-)

um ..........

200 Malibu SS hardtops and one convertible. Tagged the Z-16 package, it retailed for $1,501 ( for the package Not car ) and was built around a hot 375-bhp 396-cid V-8.

You got me but they were all technically "proto-types", albeit not just one or two made. Should have remembered those. What the H**L kind of Chevelle owner am I?
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:54 pm

The 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle
Malibu SS 396
Specifications
Wheelbase, inches: 115.0
Weight, lbs: 3600
Number built: 201
Base price: $4,100
<<---- only started mid year would have been more if marketed right


Top Available Engine
Type: ohv V-8
Displacement, cid: 396
Fuel system: 1 x 4bbl.
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Horsepower @ rpm: 375 @ 5600
Torque @ rpm: 420 @ 3600

Representative Performance
0-60 mph, sec: 7.8
1/4 mile, sec. @ mph: 14.66 @ 99.8

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