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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 20, 8:47 AM Thread Starter
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1965 Chevelle SS - 6 Cylinder - Value

I'm thinking of selling my 65 Chevelle SS and trying to determine its value. This is an original 6 cylinder Super Sport. 1965 was the last year you could get the SS package on a 6 cylinder Chevelle. When you check value sites, there is always a reduction for a 6 cylinder model. And I get everyone wants the big block, but at the same time original 6 cylinder SS models are not common. I have never come across another one since I owned this one.



I have owned the car for 23-1/2 years. I did all the restoration work except for the bodywork and paint. The car needs nothing and runs and drives great. It is completely stock except for the wheels and radio. I do have the original steel wheels and hubcaps, which were restored, as well as the original AM radio. I have the original owner's manual, Protect-o-Plate and custom accessory brochure.


What do you guys think its worth? Thanks.


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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 20, 9:28 AM
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Re: 1965 Chevelle SS - 6 Cylinder - Value

Yes, Hagerty has a 30% reduction? WOW
I would think it`s worth $22-25K.
Nice car. Not many left.
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Re: 1965 Chevelle SS - 6 Cylinder - Value

I absolutely LOVE your car. That said, rare doesn't always equal more valuable. Six cylinders SS cars are rare because, back in the day, no one wanted them.

Your car won't be valued as high as a 283 or 327 car. 30% less? That sounds like a steep discount, but I'm not a market expert.
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 20, 10:43 AM
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Re: 1965 Chevelle SS - 6 Cylinder - Value

I couldn't even find a'65 Chevelle SS with a six cylinder on Hagerty's valuation tool. The smallest engine they listed was the 283-195hp version. They value that particular car @ 23,400. Heck, for that kind of money I'd keep the car(if you can afford to), and stick a big block, 12 bolt and 4 speed in it and have some fun.
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post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 20, 11:35 AM
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I would think Hagerty`s value would be a #3, not #2.
The car looks very original.
And then take 30%? I dont know?I`d think closer to $25K than $22 to the right person.IMO.
But, I`m no expert either.
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Great looking car! Where in Pa are you?
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I'm thinking of selling my 65 Chevelle SS and trying to determine its value. This is an original 6 cylinder Super Sport. 1965 was the last year you could get the SS package on a 6 cylinder Chevelle. When you check value sites, there is always a reduction for a 6 cylinder model. And I get everyone wants the big block, but at the same time original 6 cylinder SS models are not common. I have never come across another one since I owned this one.



I have owned the car for 23-1/2 years. I did all the restoration work except for the bodywork and paint. The car needs nothing and runs and drives great. It is completely stock except for the wheels and radio. I do have the original steel wheels and hubcaps, which were restored, as well as the original AM radio. I have the original owner's manual, Protect-o-Plate and custom accessory brochure.
Looks nice. Not sure what its worth, but I'd guess high teens $ to low $20k range, BUT, I agree that there will and should be a deduction from a V8 equipped version... Not sure about 30% that does seem a bit high, but I'd guess about 15%-20% reduction is reasonable...

Figure if V8 cars are selling for $25k, then a 6 cylinder would be $20k-22k in the same shape...

As mentioned above, "rarity" is NOT what drives the values, its desirability, and for most classic enthusiasts, V8 power is desirable... 327s more valuable than a 283, go to 1970 and a 454 is more valuable than a 396/402... Sure, in a highly desirable version, the rarity then boosts the value...

So, while 20% seems huge, it may only equate to $5k for a car like this... I know lots of people that would happily pay that $5k for a V8 version, and be willing to wait for the right car...

With "original" and unrestored bringing premiums today, this might be a car that a buyer would swap in a mild V8...

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Great looking car! Where in Pa are you?
I'm in Schuylkill County, eastern end of the state.
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Very nice car that I would be proud to own and drive...just the way it sits.
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I am in southeast PA and looking for a chevelle. Give me a call 484 500 1884
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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 20, 12:36 PM
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Very nice car that I would be proud to own and drive...just the way it sits.
What he said... It's obvious the love you have put into that car. I wouldn't let it go for less that 25K. IMHO ..in this case I think the rarity may play in it's favor...
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While its very nice, I doubt you will have a large group lining up to purchase your car. Its going to take someone special that really wants an SS with a 6 banger and most of us are not that person. Good luck, hope you find a nice home for it. Value I'll put in the low $20k range.
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Would an L79 type 327 installed in the car and the 6 banger sold with the car make sense ? or a waste of time & $$, Beautiful Chevelle BTW


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post #14 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 20, 2:04 PM
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I have been in the Chevelle/El Camino world for most of my adult life and have never seen a 6 cyl SS. You have a very nice car.

If I could keep it, I would.

However, due to the 6 cyl and SS package, there is probably some old fart out there like me that would love that combo just for the rarity.
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Would an L79 type 327 installed in the car and the 6 banger sold with the car make sense ? or a waste of time & $$, Beautiful Chevelle BTW

My feeling is that you would not gain anything going that route. You could even possibly lose more due to the additional investment for the 327. But who knows? Trying to put a value on anything anymore is like hitting a moving target. You just never know.
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