1965 Chevrolet El Camino Malibu
1965 El Camino VIN # 136805K159368 Matching # Car: Body, Engine, Transmission VIN K159368 This is a 1965 El Camino with a factory 300hp 327ci engine, a wide ratio Muncie 4 Speed, Factory Tachometer, and Bucket Seats. My Uncle ordered this car new. The original engine and transmission which were removed at 97300 miles are stored and come with the car. The car currently has a 327ci engine, approximately 325 HP, and a Close Ratio Muncie 4 Speed. The engine has FI heads, Holly High Rise manifold, Holly Carburetor, HP Cam, and Roller Rockers. The car has had power disk breaks and power steering from a 1970 Olds Cutlass Vista Cruiser installed. The car had dealer installed air which was removed and put in storage. Original parts removed from the car are stored and come with the car. The car has 1987 Malibu SS wheels. Original 1965 SS hub caps come with the car. A Performance Locker Posi-Track was installed. 1965 El Camino VIN Breakdown: 1st digit - This is the manufacturers identity number 1 = Chevrolet; 2nd and 3rd digits - This is the Model Series 36 = Custom El Camino V8; 4th and 5th digits - This is the Body Style 80 = 2dr Sedan Pick-up; 6th digit - This is the last digit of the model year 5 = 1965; 7th digit - This is the Assembly Plant code K = Kansas City/ Leeds, MO; 8th through 13th digits - Sequential Production Number 159368. 1965 Trim Tag Decode: (Feb, week 4) (Kansas City) 02D K (Year- Malibu El Camino) (Eculid OH) (Seq #) ST 65-13680 EUC; 6036 Body; (Red Vinyl-Bucket) (Regal Red) TR 726-B RR Paint; (E, Tinted Glass, Group 2 LP, 4 Speed M20); (Group 3 C, Padded Dash) E2LP 3C; 5. Engine #F0222EB: Decode EB; 327 4 Barrel Hi Per AFB 300hp RPO L74 VIN K159368 : Matches Body VIN. Muncie 4 Speed Decode: Casting # 3851325, Year 64/65; Patent # 3088336, Year Late 64 and 65; Date Code P0213, Feb 13. Vin # Stamp K159368, Matches Body VIN; Rear END 12 bolt Chevy with a Performance Locker Posi-Track: Ratio/Date Code CW0224B, 3.31 gear ratio Feb 24 Buffalo. There are a lot of new parts that come with the car. Dash Insert, Simulated wooden steering wheel and all parts to install it, window felt, hood insulation, inner fender flaps, headliner, interior trim parts, shifter boot. Also all chrome for the bed and rear window has been re chromed. The original radio and radio antenna,distributor, carburetor, ac compressor & mount,condenser & evaporator and a lot of miscellaneous other parts are included. The close ratio 4 speed in the car leaks grease out the front. The original transmission is in a different case, the original case is included. It was removed to save the front bearing mounting surface from wear. There is a few spots behind the passenger seat that have rusted through. Behind driver's seat is good. I see no rust on the floor pans from underneath except behind the passenger seat. The car was undercoated heavily when it was new. No rust on bottom of doors, under door sills, under body quarter panels or front fenders. Has a small rust spot on the rear bottom corner of the driver's door but it is only surface rust. No rust around front window. Some surface rust on corner of rear window behind passenger door. Previous body damage on driver's fender and door and behind driver's door that has been repaired and primed. Driver door was open and my aunt backed the door into the garage door frame over 40 years ago. Original body putty had deteriorated and was removed and repaired.