Chevrolet: Chevelle 300

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Chevrolet
Model:Chevelle
Year:1966
Type:Convertible
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Red
Mileage:999,999
Interior Color:Red
Engine:283
Trim:300
Number of Cylinders:8
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Where do I start
If you have questions call me @ 519-857-7575
I have had an Ebay account for may years but has been croupaded and will not index right so I opened new account old account is i-deal-it lots of good feedback.
Ok up for your consideration is my 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 300 Convertible.
This car is a very rare Canadian Car which was never produced in the USA. There where only about 200 made in total in 1966. Simple reason why the entry level 300 was built as a low line entry car very few convertibles built.
Now to start this car has had full restoration. I might add it has not been done by myself or somebody that I paid. I do not have any idea what has been done to the vehicle I purchased it in its condition. Some items of repairs done during the restoration that I have found are both rear quarter panels have been replaced and done well. Complete paint underside and outside of body door jams. Very nice job that has been done. Take a look at the fitment of all door gaps hood and trunk moulding and the likes on the car in the photos this will give you an indication of the fit and finish. It is a very nice job all around but has not been 100K restoration but could have been a 30k resto. But I have no idea what its cost was or who did it. Its a decent driving car with very few issues that I have found, Radio works as it should for old AM mono. The heater does not seem to function maybe cable off or something but who drives in winter anyway. All lights work, engine and transmission work as they should. Car drives down road with out issue. Interior is in great shape and looks to be upgraded from factory bench seat to Deluxe bucket seat with console car with correct red interior. Has factory power top correct factory colour of white. There where only 230 built in total for 1966 and was built towards the end of production year built June 23 1966. This car is very rare as there was less than 300 built between the 1966 & 67 production. I have got the GM documentation from vintage vehicle services Canada. I will post below for your inspection. Plus I will add some things I found on the internet I have found about this rare Canadian car.
There are may more photos available just email me and I will send you a file but will need email as cant be sent through ebay site.
I am not new to ebay my old account got screwed up so I opened a new one Check me out if you wish i-deal-it is old one.
YOU OR YOUR INSPECTOR ARE MORE THEN WELCOME TO COME INSPECT THE CAR IN PERSON BEFORE SUMMITING AN OFFER!
If you can't pickup the car in person then I can load all of the parts inside the car for transport!
You are required to pay a non-refundable $500 PayPal deposit within 48 hours of me accepting your offer! The deposit shows me that you are serious about buying the car!
The FULL PAYMENT must be made within 7 days of auction closing. The full payment MUST be made in CASH OR BY BANK WIRE. The full payment can not be made via PayPal!
I would be glad to help import this car into the USA and transport it to Detroit Mich. or Buffalo N.Y. area for transport to your address any where in the USA for the cost of the Broker Fees and Manifest of $475.00 and small cost of shipping to either place. I will and can deliver anywhere in the USA for the cost of shipping by enclosed trailer if you wish the personal service. I also will take to any ports for overseas shipping to anywhere. I will help get this car anywhere in the world to help out. Services will be in an enclosed trailer.
Any further Questions please do not hesitate to contact myself and I will answer as honestly and correctly as I can.
I will show this car to any prospective purchasers or agents just make an appointment I am 2 hours east of Detroit Mi. and 3 hours west of Buffalo NY. just ask.
If your interested in this rare car please make a serious offer. Thanks.
YOU OR YOUR INSPECTOR ARE MORE THEN WELCOME TO COME INSPECT THE CAR IN PERSON BEFORE SUMMITING AN OFFER!
If you can't pickup the car in person then I can load all of the parts inside the car for transport!
You are required to pay a non-refundable $500 PayPal deposit within 48 hours of me accepting your offer! The deposit shows me that you are serious about buying the car!
The FULL PAYMENT must be made within 7 days of auction closing. The full payment MUST be made in CASH OR BY BANK WIRE. The full payment can not be made via PayPal!
I would be glad to help import this car into the USA and transport it to Detroit Mich. or Buffalo N.Y. area for transport to your address any where in the USA for the cost of the Broker Fees and Manifest of $475.00 and small cost of shipping to either place. I will and can deliver anywhere in the USA for the cost of shipping by enclosed trailer if you wish the personal service. I also will take to any ports for overseas shipping to anywhere. I will help get this car anywhere in the world to help out. Services will be in an enclosed trailer.
Any further Questions please do not hesitate to contact myself and I will answer as honestly and correctly as I can.
I will show this car to any prospective purchasers or agents just make an appointment I am 2 hours east of Detroit Mi. and 3 hours west of Buffalo NY. just ask.
If your interested in this rare car please make a serious offer. Thanks.
YOU OR YOUR INSPECTOR ARE MORE THEN WELCOME TO COME INSPECT THE CAR IN PERSON BEFORE SUMMITING AN OFFER!
If you can't pickup the car in person then I can load all of the parts inside the car for transport!
You are required to pay a non-refundable $500 PayPal deposit within 48 hours of me accepting your offer! The deposit shows me that you are serious about buying the car!
The FULL PAYMENT must be made within 7 days of auction closing. The full payment MUST be made in CASH OR BY BANK WIRE. The full payment can not be made via PayPal!
I would be glad to help import this car into the USA and transport it to Detroit Mich. or Buffalo N.Y. area for transport to your address any where in the USA for the cost of the Broker Fees and Manifest of $475.00 and small cost of shipping to either place. I will and can deliver anywhere in the USA for the cost of shipping by enclosed trailer if you wish the personal service. I also will take to any ports for overseas shipping to anywhere. I will help get this car anywhere in the world to help out. Services will be in an enclosed trailer.
Any further Questions please do not hesitate to contact myself and I will answer as honestly and correctly as I can.
I will show this car to any prospective purchasers or agents just make an appointment I am 2 hours east of Detroit Mi. and 3 hours west of Buffalo NY. just ask.
If your interested in this rare car please make a serious offer. Thanks.

VINTAGE VEHICLE SERVICES INC.
1189 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa Ontario LIH 8W8 Canada
Documentation QfGeneral Motors products since 1994 February 29, 2016
Mr. Nigel Fox
76 Broadway Avenue London, ON
N6P IA9
VIN: 613267018842 Dear Mr. Fox:
Thank you for your request for information pertaining to your 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 300.
Please understand, due to the age of the material being provided, the quality may vary considerably, accuracy is based on production record information available to us. Some information may be missing, but they are as complete as we can make them.
We also would like to inform you that original key codes for your vehicle are available, just contact your local General Motors dealer Parts Department with proof of vehicle ownership. Key codes are available back to 1946 on Canadian built/sold vehicles.
We sincerely trust the enclosed material will be of value to you.
If you require further assistance, we can be reached at (905) 440-7636 or (905) 440-7618 or by fax at (905) 440-7644, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. We thank you for your interest.
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 300
083 - Red Cloth & Vinyl Bench seat
C — Provincial White
10 - White
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
June 23, 1966
June 24, 1966
13267 — Chevelle 300 — V8 convertible
283 CID 195 HP 2bbl Turbo Fire V8 776547430
G.M. of Canada Zone Product Stock Toronto, ON
Number Produced For Sale In Canada
(Same Model Number Only) 230
RPO Code
C06 FOLDING TOP POWER LIFT
M35 TRANSMISSION: POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC (2 SPEED)
POI WHEEL TRIM COVER
TIRE: 7.75-14-4 PR - HWY - W/WALL
The above didn't copy and paste the best but you get what it says 230 made. I have a PDF that I can forward to a email for your review.
For your review.
reported last VIN of each assembly plant totals 446,633 leaving 731 units built in the U.S. unaccounted for in the above figures.
(2) Production for Canada is listed at 23,688 units but specific series/model are not included in the series/model figures for 1966. The 23,688 number is pretty evenly split between 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder engines with 11,731 6-cylinder models and 11,957 8-cylinder models built. However, it is known from Vintage Vehicle Services documentation that there were 230 series/model 13267 V8 300 convertibles built and 5,081 13617 V8 Malibu sport coupes built.
(3) GM of Canada did not include all model lines of its U.S. counterpart, only the 300 series and Malibu series were produced. As a sort of compensation, a 300 series convertible was offered in Canada and the base sedan pickup was based on the 300 series and not the 300 Deluxe series.
style='font-family: "Trebuchet MS","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;'>While in the United States Chevrolet was marketing the 138-series SS396, in Canada there was a curious version that was not well known or understood. In fact, its very existence is doubted by many - the Malibu SS of 1966 and 1967.
Following on the heels of the 64/65 Malibu SS, where the SS was really more about trim than drive train, in Canada they continued with that marketing strategy. Although the 1965 Auto Pact between Canada & the U.S. would soon have a marked effect on model offerings, the '66 models were already committed to production.
In the U.S. there were a number of different series, many drive train combinations and many options. In Canada they made do with only 2 series, simplified drive train choices and fewer interior options. In the U.S. there were 300 series, 300 Deluxe series, the Malibu and the SS396 series. In Canada there was only the 300 & Malibu series. Since there was no 300 Deluxe series for a base wagon, it was shifted into the base 300 series. Canadian production was perhaps 1/10th of that in the U.S. in terms of volume. Sheer economics dictated a more simplified lineup. For probably that reason alone, convertible production needed whatever means to get production figures up to the point where the body style was profitable to build after tooling up. Besides offering a convertible on the Malibu, there was also a 300 convertible to appeal to the traditionally thrifty Canadians. Combine that production with the Chevelle's fraternal twin the Beaumont and it is likely that GM Canada built the cars profitably with that formula. However, the base 300 was not a big factor on convertible sales. For example, only 96 of the V8 300-series convertibles were built for 1967! There were never more than about 200 or 300 of those cars produced annually as six cylinder or eight cylinder models.
As for the Malibu SS, it was the means by which you got bucket seats in your 135 or 136 series Malibu Sports Coupe or Convertible. In the U.S., the RPO A51 stood for Bucket Seats, but in Canada it stood for an option package referred to by GM Canada as 'The Sports Option'. They may as well have referred to it as 'The Malibu SS Option' since that's what it was, but it also turned a Beaumont Custom into a Beaumont Sport Deluxe. It even turned a Pontiac Parisienne (sort of a Catalina/Chevrolet hybrid) into a Parisienne Custom Sport.
The Malibu SS, or the 'Malibu with the Sports Option' (as GM put it so clumsily in the brochures), was a trim option mainly. You bought and paid for Bucket Seats, Console (except 3-speed manual cars) and the low cost P01 Wheel Covers. Chevrolet would add the ribbed rocker panel moldings and matching rear quarter extension from the SS396. Malibu SS emblems sourced from the 1965 models adorned the quarter panels. Front and rear it was pure Malibu, lacking any hood or grille modifications whatsoever. Out back for '66 they simply used Argent paint fill in the Malibu rear cove to differentiate the SS. Under the conventional hood you could specify all the regular Chevelle engines; the 194, 230, 283 2-barrel, the 327 275-horse 4-barrel, PLUS you could also specify the 360-horspower Turbo-Jet 396 V8. This was a legitimate situation where a 136-series car could have a 396, whereas today it marks a U.S. car as a fake SS. Transmission choices in Canada were pretty straight forward as well; 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual (M20 only) or Powerglide automatic. The only ornamentation that showed your Malibu SS as being big-block powered were the crossed-flags on the front fenders. The 396-powered Beaumont Sport Deluxe was a true sleeper since it used the same 'V8' insignia that was used on 283 & 327 cars. No redlines either for 1966.
The situation was much the same for 1967. In the U.S. you could get a Malibu with either bench or optional bucket seats and power ranging from a 140-horse six to a 325-horse 327 V8, and you could get an SS396 with either bench or bucket seats and a 396 with either 325 or optional 350-horsepower (375 horses added secretly late in the run). Meanwhile in Canada you could get a Malibu with bench seats and power ranging from the 140-horse six to the 275-horse 327. Or you could specify Bucket Seats on your Malibu making it a Malibu SS and get engines ranging from the 140-horse six to the 350-horse 396 V8. The 'Sports Option' came with buckets, console, P01 wheel covers (now with 'SS' center emblems), while GM gave the wheel opening moldings and ribbed rockers from the SS396 to you in place of the usual Malibu fare (lower body side moldings that ran aft of the front wheel to the back bumper). The 'Malibu SS' emblem was again employed. The front and rear styling was regular Malibu, with no 'Big Block' hoods being used even with a 396, and the rear was pure Malibu. They didn't even get any special rear end paint (Argent, Black or otherwise), to distinguish a Malibu SS. Oh, I almost forgot that the wood grained dash strip was used, along with the Malibu script above the glove box. At least the horn button said 'SS' instead of 'Chevelle'. For 1967 the 396-powered Malibu SS came standard with F70-14 redline tires mounted on 14x6 wheels. Also not even mentioned in the brochure, but somehow ordered by a few 396 buyers anyway, was the same low wide optional D96 side striping (the same one offered in the U.S. on the SS396 optionally).
So, do you now think you're finally straight on the Malibu SS in Canada? Well, they stopped with that scenario in December of 1966. Starting New Year's 1967 the Malibu SS was gone. You could now get a 138-series SS396 as in the U.S., and you could now also get bench or bucket seats in your Malibu and still come out with a Malibu. No more 136-series cars with 396 power, it was 138-series only.
So to sum it up there were 471,052 Chevelles built in 1966 and only 230 of the 1966 Chevelles 300 Convertibles built in total very low.




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