Chevrolet Chevelle is a medium-sized car model made by Chevrolet from 1964 to 1977 . The car is frame-built and the rear-wheel drive with front-mounted engine. The model variant SS made between 1965 and 1972 is included in the classic muscle cars . It was sold with V8 engines up to 454 cubic inches. As Chevrolet shrunk its medium-sized models before the 1978 model, the Chevelle name disappeared, and all medium-sized models were called Chevrolet Malibu .