my 1st car was a '65 malibu, unfortunately, it was in '88. funny, too, mine didn't say 'chevelle' on it anywhere; all the emblems said malibu. I thought only the entry level post-model chevelle 300 was a 'chevelle'. the one in the picture is a hardtop malibu SS.
my dad had a '65 malibu wagon, 283 and 3 speed manual w/ overdrive. he still talks about that car.