Oh yes it was my first car in 1986, ran like a dream, had that "hum" mine had no power options, 283 v8 with oem a/c, back then everyone said it was junk, well I wish I still had it 18 years later!
I have to agree with everyone on this one, the Chevelle 300 four door is a great car. I myself have 1967 Chevelle 300 four door, and it is just as reliable as any other car on the road. I have the Powerglide as well, and it is bullet proof. My Chevelle is my first car, and I love the thing like a child. Very little maintenance has been necessary, and most money that I have spent was not for repairs, but more for upgrades. I don't think that you can go wrong with one of these cars, but this is just my opinion.
My first car was a 1966 Chevelle 300, 4 door, 283 V-8, Automatic transmission and that's it. Bought it in 1980 from my Aunt Edna, who had purchsed it new in 1966 in Toronto, Ontario. Fond memories of the car; the seat support broke and needed a hockey stick to keep it upright; the floorboards rusted out and it rained inside every time it rained outside... but I loved it. Six of us in a car, the engine was as strong as the day it was assembled; trunk space for every camping event (and more!), the high school days, driving around with the keys in the trunk... if only I had it now. Saw one just a few weeks ago at the GM Autofest in Oshawa, 30,000 miles; a blank check and a dreamy stare could not get the owner to separate with it. I would love to have it now. Stepped inside and nostalgia took over. Where are all those friends, Tom, Pat, Joanne, Chris, Lynn, Heather and the times we had in that car... what a life... what a car!!!
Good to read the nice things said about these cars. We just bought a 1966 4 door for my 16 year old daughter, will pick it up later today, $1,500.00, 67,000 miles, (possibly 167,000 miles, but the engine is really clean) all original and in really good shape for its age. Hardly any rust, faded paint and 1 small, very small, dent in the front by the headlight on the driver side. Sounds great running. The seats have been recovered and have 2 small splits and needs a rear window dash cover, but other than that it's road ready. Still has the original am radio.
I have a black 66 Malibu four door post car. 100% street car, this car inspired an executive from the arlington plant to build the Impala SS four door.
I have had my car since 1989. It has been powered with a 540 hp 469 cid Pontiac four door that runs low 12's in the 1/4.
The best thing about my black sedan is beating up on a 396 Chevelle two doors at the track with 3 more of my friends riding with me.
As for reliability, it has NEVER LEFT ME BESIDE THE ROAD EVER. No matter how hurt it was.
I have had all of the model Malibu's there are for 1966 and this one is my favorite. I will never let her go.
My first car I owned was a 1966 Chevelle Malibu 4 door that I bought for $400 back in 1984. The engine was a 230 in-line six cylinder and had a 2 speed Power Glide transmission. The engine looked so small in an engine compartment that was made for larger engines. In fact, I can remember changing the starter on night while in college while it was snowing with the hood practically closed and still had plenty of room. I gave it the name of Mabel and she took me and my friends everwhere. I loved that car, but due to my carelessness, I lost her in a car accident. I am still regretting that moment of stupidity to this day. Thanks to everyone for letting me relive a part of my youth and I hope that I have the pleasure of owning one in the future.
I have a 1966 Chevelle 300 Deluxe 4 door post with a 350sb and a turbo 350 trans with shift kit. It's a powerful car.
I love this car, and would rather drive this car than my new one. This is my summer driver.
People always say nice car, except it's a 4 door. I always say don't let the extra doors fool you, it's very fast.
So America, let's keep the 4 doors alive. We are too hung up on 2 door cars, so let the extra doors roll on.
This car can be seen on Americanracing.com.
I just got a 1965 Chevelle 300 4dr for my 16th birthday. I love the car and it runs great. I always would love to drop a 350 V8 in it, but why? It's an original matching number engine and runs great. I'm going to start restoration on it this Spring, and I hope it turns out great.
Ahh! the chevelle 4 door; I too love these cars. I passed up a '67 4 door in high school and regretted it. Then years later, it all came back and I landed a 1969 4 door chevell hard top with a 350 and a power glide. Ohh! how underrated these cars are and this one is my baby. Besides the 68-72 sedans, I think are even harder to come by (seeing as most were probably scrapped for parts to keep the 2 doors around).
Hello, I am the owner of Chevrolet Chevelle 300 Deluxe 1966
Building year 18-03-1966. Building in Antwerp Belgium.
I buy this car in 1983.I married in this car,1 year driving and than I put the car in garage for 24 years. This year I complete restored the car. Now I'm driving the car after 24 years again. The car is white and the inside is red. The car is now 41 years old. It is nice to see how the people are looking to my car. OK that's the short story about my Chevrolet Chevelle 300 Deluxe 1966.
Greetings. Hans from Netherlands.
My dad owned a 1966 Chevelle Malibu 283 V8 with the three speed manual on the column when he was in high school. He regrets ever selling it, so we are looking to buy one as much like it as possible. Does anyone know where we could find one?
I just bought a 67 Chevelle 300 deluxe 4 door and its awesome! The car has a 350/350 sounds great with the hooker comp headers too! Interior on the other hand needs complete restoration, I can't seem to locate original parts for the interior any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, please email me at email@example.com.
My dad got me a 67 Chevelle 300 for my 14th birthday. Granted he got it from the junk yard, a definite fixer upper, but we spent 2 years slowly restoring it. Lime green with white racing stripes. She's my baby, wouldn't sell her for anything, 283 with 3-speed column shift with overdrive weird transmission. You can let of the gas and shift without using the clutch when the overdrive is on.