Price
$39,900
Engine Size
327ci V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
6,895
Vin
136176F108397
Stock
108397

Immaculate Condition, Tropic Turquoise/Black, 327ci/275hp, 4-Speed, Bucket Seats

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is exceptionally proud to offer this special and very unique 1966 Chevrolet Malibu Sport Coupe in absolutely amazing condition. The car is finished in the stunning, rare, and beautiful color combination of Tropic Turquoise (LL) over black bucket seats with a 4-speed Muncie transmission and “knee-knocker” tachometer. This exact car was featured in the “Hemmings Muscle Machines” magazine in May of 2016 with a six page article. There are photos above of the magazine and article as well as link to the article below. There is no way a similar Malibu could be purchased and restored to this level of quality for any amount near our asking price.

The previous owners of this car were extremely meticulous and also kept detailed records for maintenance and restoration work completed over the years. Accompanying the car and pictured above are close to $20,000 in receipts. Included are receipts and information for the paint job and a complete rebuild of the 327ci engine. Also included with the car are some original documentation such as the Protect-O-Plate, owners protection plan booklet showing the original owner's name and the original dealership that sold the car new, some Indiana registrations and State inspection receipts from the 1960's, the owner's manual, and a reproduction window sticker.

It is exceptionally rare to find a correct and original Malibu. The vast majority of Malibu's on the market have been modified with a different engine or cloned into something they are not like a Chevelle or SS. It is really special to find an example such as this car that has been left as a real Malibu and that fact is something to sincerely be appreciated.

With the striking color scheme, dog-dish hubcaps, and red line tires this car has a truly special look that always turns heads and get attention. Whenever we have taken this car out or people have visited our shop the color and appearance always gets complements. In fact, we were told by the previous owner that the unique and attractive look is what made the publishers of “Hemming Muscle Machines” decide to feature this car. He said that in 2016 he had this Malibu at the Good Guys car show in Columbus, OH. At the show he was approached the publishers of the magazine to do a feature. They said that out of the thousands of other cars as the show the color, wheels, and overall stock appearance of this car made it very special and made a great impression on the publishers.

Please view the Hemmings Muscle Machines article here:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/like-a-jewel-1966-chevrolet-malibu/

This 1966 Chevrolet Malibu is in outstanding condition with beautiful paint, flawlessly clean interior, nice lines, and no rust. The car is in excellent mechanical condition and drives awesome; it is smooth on the road and at highway speeds. It is ready to be driven and enjoyed and I would not hesitate to hop in the car right now and take a road trip. Please peruse all of the photos, video, numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Malibu really is.

As a side note, this Malibu is not a dealer auction vehicle. Our classic cars come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Malibu, just give us a call.

Exterior

The Tropic Turquoise exterior is in beautiful condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open nicely with a great feel. The wheels and dog-dish hubcaps are in excellent condition with a nice finish and no curb rash. The tires have about 90% tread left and are sized 215/70R14. The chrome looks great and has a brilliant finish. The car has all correct "T-3" headlamps. There are a few years on this restoration so there will be some tiny signs of very limited use around the car. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos, but they may be some very faint imperfections that were too small to show up with the camera. As one can see in the many photos of the underside, this Malibu is totally solid. The bottom of the car is exceptionally clean and correct and the car looks nearly as good underneath as it is on top. As one can see in the photos this car has no rust issues at all and we have included specific photos of the rockers, lower quarter panels, and frame areas on the car most prone to rust to show how nice it looks.

The Malibu Coupe looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Interior

The Black interior of the Malibu looks utterly splendid. The seats are in like new condition with virtually no wear. The carpet is also in "like new" condition with no stains, rips, or holes. The dash is in terrific condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. All of the gauges faces are crisp and the lenses are crystal clear. The original am-fm radio is still mounted and most importantly the dash has not been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. There is an additional modern radio that has been tastefully installed below the dash that could easily be removed if a future owner wanted to do so. This car has the best of both worlds with the stock unmolested look of the original radio along with the benefit and better sound quality of a modern stereo. The door panels look excellent with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The rear package tray is in great condition with no warping or fading. The original steering wheel is still with the car and pictured above. This Malibu has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

The trunk is very clean, nicely detailed, correct, and complete with the matching spare tire and rim, jack, jack handle, jack base, bumper hook, and trunk mat.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Mechanical

This Malibu seems to be in great mechanical condition. As stated above there are nearly $20,000 in receipts for the car so it is very well sorted mechanically. The 327ci starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. The car drives terrifically. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The car was born with a 3-speed on the tree, but the Muncie 4-Speed installation looks stock and operates great. The shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band. This Malibu has plenty of power and is quite fast for its size.

Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. The car has the correct and original air cleaner, valve covers, and other engine components. This car came new with a rare and odd Carter AVS carburetor, which is still on the car and runs great. Please review the carburetor ID breakdown in the numbers section, the carburetor still has the original ID tag screwed to it with correct part numbers and date, which are pictured above. Even very detailed items like the alternator are accurate and original with the correct part numbers.

The horn works as do all the lights, indicators, reverse lights, interior lights, wipers, and even the glove box light. All of the gauges work and even the clock works sporadically. The blower for the heater works, but can be finicky. Factory style power steering was been added to the car in 2017 and works great. It makes the car much more drivable and comfortable to use. In 2017 the car also received new springs, new shocks, a rebuilt drive shaft, gas tank and sending unit, new stabilizer links, and the newer radio at a cost of over $3,600. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this Malibu, especially with the 4-Speed transmission and the windows down on a beautiful day.

The car runs and drives as well as it looks.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1966 Chevrolet Malibu is in marvelous condition. This is truly an investment grade classic. As stated above, there is absolutely no way someone could restore a Malibu to anywhere near this quality for any amount near our asking price. It is a very unique car with an absolutely awesome look.

The excellent restoration, the great attention to detail, and the beautiful color combination make this car especially important and nearly impossible to duplicate. This Malibu always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

Engine

Engine Size
327ci V8

Body

Body Color
Tropic Turquoise
Body Style
Coupe

Basic

Year
1966
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Malibu
Miles
6,895

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Item Number Description
VIN 136176F108397 The first digit, "1," indicates the Chevrolet division of GM. The "36" is the series, V8 Malibu. The "17" is the body style, 2 door sport coupe, five passenger. The sixth digit, "6," indicates the last digit of the model year, 1966. The "F" is the plant where the car was produced, Flint, MI. The last six digits are a sequence number so this is the 8,397th Malibu made for 1966 at the Flint plant.
Body Build Date 12A The "12" corresponds to the twelfth month of the year and the "A" is the first week of the month meaning this car has a body build date of the first week of December, 1965.
Engine Code F0908 "F" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "09" is the ninth month of year and the "08" is the eighth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on September 8, 1965.
Suffix Code EA This means the motor was intended for a 327ci 375hp application with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3858174 The engine block has the correct 3858174 casting number for a 1966 327ci Malibu.
Engine Block Casting Date I 4 5 "I" is September, The "4" is the fourth day of the month, and the "5" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on September 4, 1965.
Carburetor Part Number (On Tag) 4027S The original metal tag on the carburetor has the correct 4027S part number stamping for a 1966 327ci 275hp Malibu with a manual transmission.
Carburetor GM Part Number (On Tag) 3876749 The original metal tag on the carburetor has the correct 3876749 GM part number stamping for a 1966 327ci 275hp Malibu with a manual transmission.
Carburetor Main Body Stamping 4027S The main body of the carburetor has the correct 4027S stamping for a 1966 327ci 275hp Malibu with a manual transmission.
Carburetor Main Body Casting Number 0-1778 The main body of the carburetor has the correct casting number for a 4027S Carter AVS carburetor for a 1966 327ci 275hp Malibu with a manual transmission.
Carburetor Date Code L5 The "L" is November and "5" is the last digit of the calendar year so the Carter AVS carburetor was made in November of 1965.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3963569 The Winters Aluminum intake manifold has the correct 3963539 casting number for a 1970 LS6.
Intake Manifold Casting Date I 8 5 I is September, The "8" is the eighth day of the month, and the "5" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on September 8, 1965.
Distributor 1111152 The distributor has the correct 1111152 stamping for a 327ci 275hp V8 Malibu.
Distributor Date Code 5M1 The "5" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "M" denotes December and "1" is the first day of the month meaning the distributor was made on December 1, 1965.
Alternator 1100693 The 37A alternator has the correct 1100693 stamping on the housing.
Alternator Date Code 5J27 The "5" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" denotes September and "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month meaning the distributor was made on September 27, 1965.
Transmission Main Case Casting Number 3885010 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3885010 casting number for a 1966 Malibu with a Muncie M20 4-Speed manual transmission.
Transmission Extension Housing Casting Number 3857584 The extension housing of the transmission has the correct 3857584 casting number for a 1966 Malibu with a Muncie M20 4-Speed manual transmission.
Transmission Side Cover Casting Number 3884685 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3884685 casting number for a 1966 Malibu with a Muncie M20 4-Speed manual transmission.
Bell Housing Casting Number 3858403 The bell housing has the correct 3858403 casting number for a 4966 Malibu.
Rear Axle CA 1105 B The "CA" code indicates a 3.08:1 axle ratio. The "11" is the eleventh month of the year. The "05" is the fifth day of the month. The "B" is the assembly plant code so this rear end was made on November 5, 1965 in Buffalo, NY.
Rear Axle Casting Number 3875744N The rear axle has the correct 3875744N casting number for a 1966 Malibu.

 

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