1964 Chevelle Restoration Specifications

1964 Chevelle Specifications

Chevrolet introduced its new Chevelle on September 26, 1963, on its newly designed A-body platform. The main idea was to create a mid-sized car with a large-sized engine. Interestingly enough, the 1964 Chevelle was the only brand new production car introduced in 1964.

The 1964 Chevelle was available in several trim levels including the Chevelle 300, Chevelle Malibu, or Chevelle Malibu Super Sport. Each configuration could be ordered with a six-cylinder or V8 engine (even the Chevelle Malibu SS). Body styles included 2 door sport coupes, 2 door sedans, 2 door convertibles, 4 door sedans, 2 door wagons, and 4 door wagons. Between all of the different body style, engine, and transmission choices, there were 22 additional unique offerings to prospective buyers.

Interiors could be optioned with either bucket seats or bench seats and were available in a variety of colors. The most popular were Aqua, Black, Light Blue, Light Fawn, Red, Saddle, or White. The buyer could have also ordered several different exterior colors including Tuxedo Black, Meadow Green, Bahama Green, Silver Blue, Daytona Blue, Azure Aqua, Lagoon Aqua, Almond Fawn, Ember Red, Saddle Tan, Ermine White, Desert Beige, Satin Silver, Goldenwood Yellow, and Palomar Red. If those choices were not enough, the buyer could have also opted for a two-tone paint scheme. For those who like to arrive in style, convertible tops were available in white, black, or beige.

To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for on the 1964 Chevelle. Base power was had by one of two available six-cylinder engines. Buyers who wanted more power could opt for a V8 powerplant. Manual transmissions were either 3 speeds or 4 speeds and the only available automatic transmission was the 2 speed Powerglide.

About 338,300 1964 Chevelles were produced in 1964.


1964 Chevelle OEM Brochure & Advertisement


1964 Chevelle Series Options:

  • Chevelle 300
  • Chevelle Malibu
  • Chevelle Malibu SS

Model Options:

1964 Chevelle 300 Body Styles:

  • 2 Door Sedan
  • 4 Door Sedan
  • 2 Door Wagon
  • 4 Door Wagon

1964 Chevelle Malibu Body Styles:

  • 4 Door Sedan
  • 2 Door Sport Coupe
  • 2 Door Convertible
  • 4 Door Wagon

Chevelle Malibu SS (Super Sport) Body Styles:

  • 2 Door Sport Coupe
  • 2 Door Convertible

Production Numbers by Series:

Chevelle 300, 2-door sedan:

  • Six Cylinder: 17,965
  • Eight Cylinder: 4,593
  • Total: 22,558

Chevelle 300, 2-door wagon, 2 seats:

  • Six Cylinder: 1,609
  • Eight Cylinder: 1,101
  • Total: 2,710

Chevelle 300, 4-door wagon, 2 seats:

  • Six Cylinder: 7,358
  • Eight Cylinder: 5,423
  • Total: 12,781

Chevelle 300, 4-door sedan:

  • Six Cylinder: 35,000
  • Eight Cylinder: 10,718
  • Total: 45,718

Malibu  4-door wagon, 2 seats:

  • Six Cylinder: 6,374
  • Eight Cylinder: 15,011
  • Total: 21,385

Malibu, 2-door Sport Coupe:

  • Six Cylinder: 23,982
  • Eight Cylinder: 45,019
  • Total: 69,001

Malibu, 4-door wagon, 3 seats:

  • Six Cylinder: 1,808
  • Eight Cylinder: 5,400
  • Total: 7,208

Malibu, convertible:

  • Six Cylinder: 4,005
  • Eight Cylinder: 7,962
  • Total: 11,967

Malibu, 4-door sedan:

  • Six Cylinder: 34,158
  • Eight Cylinder: 33,940
  • Total: 68,098

Malibu SS, 2-door Sport Coupe:

  • Six Cylinder: 8,224
  • Eight Cylinder: 57,445
  • Total: 65,669

Malibu SS, convertible:

  • Six Cylinder: 1,551
  • Eight Cylinder: 9,640
  • Total: 11,191

Engine Options:

  • 194 cubic inch 120 horsepower 6-cylinder (base)
  • 230 cubic inch 155 horsepower 6-cylinder (optional)
  • 283 cubic inch 195 horsepower V-8 (base)
  • 283 cubic inch 220 horsepower V-8 (optional)
  • 327 cubic inch 250 horsepower V-8 (optional)
  • 327 cubic inch 300 horsepower V-8 (optional)

Available Transmissions:

  • 3-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Manual
  • 2-speed Powerglide (automatic)

Dimensions & Capacities:

Sedan (2-door & 4-door)

  • Wheelbase: 115.0
  • Overall Length: 193.9
  • Tire Size: 6.50 x 14
  • Overall Length (Less Bumpers): 190.7
  • Tread – Front: 58.0
  • Tread – Rear: 58.0
  • Overall Width Car / Body: 74.6 / 74.0
  • Height: 54.5
  • Tire Size: 650 x 14

Sport Coupe:

  • Wheelbase: 115.0
  • Overall Length: 193.9
  • Tire Size: 6.50 x 14
  • Overall Length (Less Bumpers): 190.7
  • Tread – Front: 58.0
  • Tread – Rear: 58.0
  • Overall Width Car / Body: 74.6 / 74.0
  • Height: 54.0
  • Tire Size: 650 x 14

Convertible:

  • Wheelbase: 115.0
  • Overall Length: 193.9
  • Tire Size: 6.50 x 14
  • Overall Length (Less Bumpers): 190.7
  • Tread – Front: 58.0
  • Tread – Rear: 58.0
  • Overall Width Car / Body: 74.6 / 74.0
  • Height: 54.0
  • Tire Size: 650 x 14

Station Wagon (2-door & 4-door):

  • Wheelbase: 115.0
  • Overall Length: 198.8
  • Tire Size: 7.00 x 14
  • Overall Length (Less Bumpers): 190.7
  • Tread – Front: 58.0
  • Tread – Rear: 58.0
  • Overall Width Car / Body: 74.6 / 74.0
  • Height: 54.1
  • Tire Size: 7.00 x 14

1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Exterior Paint (By Popularity)



1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Interior Colors


Per Ditzler’s paint catalog the 1964 Chevelle used two different gloss percentages on the interior paint, a 0% Gloss (flat paint) and a 60% Gloss (glossy paint)

The following components are painted flat (0% gloss):
Instrument panel and steering column parts, windshield lower garnish molding, and radio speaker grille.

The following are painted in 60% gloss:
Windshield, upper and side garnish moldings, windshield header molding, and frame, door window inner frames, door inner panel (belt area), rear quarter window garnish moldings (front and upper), rear quarter inner panel (belt area), back window garnish moldings, tailgate window opening, upper and side garnish moldings, radio auxiliary speaker grille assembly, rear seatback radio speaker support assembly, folding top dust boot retainer, folding top parts, seat parts, and spare tire well parts.


1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Engine Specs



1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Engine Codes


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