Re: 1964 Malibu SS with 327
Cool car, x2 on not fond of the wheels. Otherwise, if the price is negotiable, and you can confirm no rust or that it has been properly repaired, it should be nice car to have.
I kinda have moved on to liking overdrive. My 66 has a th350 and I drove it 25 miles each way on the interstate yesteday at 75 mph/3400 rpm. It drives me nuts! A glide is bullitt proof, solid, and can be cushy smooth, but not my deal for todays cruising.
I like the older looking engine setups.
If it is close enough to your desired car, and per the above, and can be immediately driven, it may be well worth pursuing. I will have over that in to my 66 New England rust bucket in an year or two, still needing paint, etc.
66 Malibu Coupe, home rebuilt 350. Took me 39 years to get her!