1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Overview

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1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Overview

The 1965 Chevelle was the first true muscle car in the model. While the base engine was a 283-ci V8 rated at a respectable 195 horsepower, the Z16 trim featured a 396-ci V8 rated at 375 horsepower.

Other engines included a 283-ci v8 (220 horsepower) and 327-ci V8's, rated at 250, 300, and 350 horsepower. The Z16 remained the fastest of the set, capable of going from 0-60 in just six seconds.

Despite the speed and power behind the car, it drove awkwardly, due to 56% of the weight being over the front wheels.

In addition, the car was a bit of an anomaly: it had a muscle car engine in a sedan-like vehicle built with a convertible frame.

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No Start

My 65 Chevelle 283 will not start. When I turn the key, the gauges twitch but no start. The starter does not click, nothing. What can I check?

227 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 years ago)
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Canadian Classic Car Parts Store

Is there any place in Canada to order aftermarket parts for a 1965 Chevelle Malibu SS? It seems that you can only buy through the USA and the Duty etc is crazy.

323 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 years ago)

I Just Bought A 65 Malibu Can I Put A Big Block In It Without Having A Cowl...

266 views with 7 answers (last answer 4 years ago)

What Is The Spring For?

I changed the oil filter for the first time on my 1965 Chevelle with a 283. When I removed the canister, I noticed that inside the filter housing, on the engine, there was a small washer and a spring ...

202 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

Is The Vin Number 5025 A Z16?

65 Chevelle with 427, not a Z16?

167 views with 1 answer (last answer 9 years ago)