Success Story: 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

This Chevelle featured here on the site about a week ago received over 40 inquires and had several offers, all from Barn Finds readers, and sold in less than a week for the full asking price of $16,000! The family is delighted, but sad to see the car gone and the garage empty. I don’t know what the new owner’s plans are for his Chevelle, but hopefully he will keep us updated!

A special thanks goes to Roger for listing this with us and we wish the new owner best of luck! If you have a classic you are thinking of selling,  please consider listing it with us as an Exclusive.


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  1. Rock On Member

    Great to hear that everyone went away happy. Hope that we see a feature of the Chevelle back on the road.

  2. JamestownMike

    Glad to hear the update. Sure is a good way to keep up on current prices.

  3. Barzini

    The original cars like this one are among my favorite type of Barn Find posts. (I still read the stories about the cars that look like the owners tried to destroy them for the same reason people slow down to look at car accidents.)

  4. Howard A Member

    Hmm, did the new buyer show up in a Studebaker Hawk? Not surprised it sold so fast, it’s a great example of a very popular car. There should be a disclaimer though, ” you’re car may or may not sell this fast”. ( I know, I watch too many Simpsons) Congrats to the new owner.

    • David Frank David F Member

      The picture is from the original post. (The Studebaker is the one we went up to Oregon to purchase.) The Chevelle is being shipped to its new owner. It would be interesting to know his plans for the Chevelle.

      • olddavid

        Wow, a beautiful Studebaker. Success when earned and deserved is a wonderful thing – yes?

  5. erikj

    Glad to here that this ss found a , what sounds like a good home. Given what cars like this go for I think its a fair deal. I had several of these pass through me in the 80s-90s for only hundreds. Good luck to the new owners, Hope they are b/f watchers so we can hear more about this one. Its very rare and going to be even more so to see original ones like this as the years go on. I sure hope the buyers are not dealers that are not just going to turn it for a profit. But If so if it winds up in loving hands that’s what really matters to me. Please keep it as orig. as possible. I’m rambling so I must stop. I just have a deep love for original stuff like this.

  6. Angrymike

    I’m glad, I owned a 65 SS Vert 327 4 speed, looked like this but not nearly as nice……

    • Rocco in Florida

      Hey Mike,

      Where are you at in NE Ohio? I’m originally from the Akron area(Cuy. Falls).

      I always wanted a ’65 SS Chevelle, even after I’ve owned many Mustangs & Shelby’s. I had a deal on one once but it fell through.

  7. Peter R Member

    My ’65 SS had a blacked out painted grill background (?)

  8. 70ChevelleSSfromnew

    Shopped the lots in 1970 and the wife and I picked out a Chevelle SS and it was her daily driver– 1 mile a day, work and back and what ever else we needed, I drove a beater pickup. When the oldest got old enough to drive it went to the backyard, and is still there at what is now a rental. We live in a small town and I know maybe a dozen or so people with cars that almost no one knows they have, some have 10 or 15 cars, almost all top quality drivers that NEVER get driven and are not even plated for the road but most could be, and also project vehicles that may one day end up on these pages. We are a long way to running out of barn finds, they are just hiding out waiting for their time to shine. When I put the car up in 1985 or so it had a couple rust spots starting, the fuel tank leaked when anything over half tank of fuel was put in, when I did it’s fall start up this last Sept. or Oct. while I cut the grass the water pump started leaking, and one of the transmission coolant lines is now leaking. 396-350HP auto, bench seat, cowl induction with stripes was a real good car, almost all original–at about 4,000 miles the bolts holding the flywheel to torque converter fell out–under warranty, at 13,000 miles it fouled a plug, it had started using oil, the dealer put a fitted short block in it under warranty, had broken piston rings on just one cyl. pretty much the end of repairs. It had served it’s purpose and we moved on, but I just kept it instead of selling it for $500 or $700 or whatever the amount then would have been. Thinking about doing the least it needs and driving her again, I wonder if it could still click off 14.5 at the strip yet, with only a shift kit in the trans? I never had a garage for it to live in and it shows it, one thing I did right was when the mufflers rotted out I took it to the muffler man for lifetime replacements, and they put 14 mufflers on before it was parked. So I feel bad for what has happened to it over the years, but the fuel crunch of the early 70’S was just something to live with, has 72,000 miles or so now, ya maybe she should hit the road again. Let the hating begin, but remember– it is mine to do with, and that means not selling it if I don’t want to.

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

      Sounds like a good plan to me. Keep us updated on how it goes!

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