| Thank you for viewing my auction. After being disappointed by the other Chevelle Malibu's out there (both condition wise and price wise) and looking at this one, please feel free to message me. Most with more miles and/or salvaged/rebuilt from rust buckets...are in the $35K+ range, not nearly as nice as this one, and with out the upgrades to make this car where you can actually drive it regularly and enjoy it. Engine has plenty of power at all RPM's and sounds fantastic. Very well sorted, well balanced vehicle. It runs, drives, performs, brakes, and handles like a much newer car! It starts up first time, every time and gets 20+ MPG on the freeway at 71-73 MPH. Very rare to find in such immaculate, garaged kept condition with so many options and upgrades. Only hand washed and waxed since completed. Absolutely everything works as it should. No expense was spared in the restoration. No odd noises, rattles vibrations, or issues. No dents, dings, scratches, scuffs, etc. in the gorgeous House of Colors Candy Tangerine paint. Chrome and stainless steel very nice. Stunning color combination. All body panels are believed to be original and no accidents or panel replacements that I can tell anywhere and 47K miles believed to be original. Body is laser straight and only the best materials used. You can literally shave in the gorgeous Candy Tangerine Orange paint. Hand rubbed with no swirls and looks like a mirror with no orange peel! Look at all the reflections in the beautiful paint in the pictures below. Pride of ownership and many thousands of dollars spent shows in every aspect of this beautiful car. It drives like a dream. You could not build your own for what I am asking for this car. This cream puff is only being sold as I accepted this as a partial trade for another collector car and and have too many vehicles. My 200+ pictures and videos explain this car well, including underside shots. If there are no underside shots of another Chevelle you are looking at, ask for underside photos, as many have been rusted badly and/or pieced together from multiple cars. Everything works properly on this car....all dash lights, horn, back up lights, interior light when you open the doors, console lights, signals, wipers, etc. With the late model improved Air Conditioning, 4 Wheel Power Disc Brakes, Power Steering, extra sound deadening, and 300 watt stereo with 4 speakers this car is a PLEASURE to drive. It is easy to park, maneuver, drive on the freeway, etc. The A/C will freeze you out of the car! It does not leak or seep a drop of any fluids and does not run hot with the A/C on in 110 degree weather. This car is spectacular and I would not hesitate to drive it cross country at any time!! |
This car honestly looks and drives like a much newer car and built to a much higher standard than these cars were when new. Seats obviously been redone and foam is firm and comfortable on long trips. . Smooth power, transmission shifts perfectly, no overheating even in 110+ degree heat. Car needs nothing. Paint is like glass and very nice. All glass has no chips or pits and clear. You will not find a nicer, no worry, collectible, investment quality muscle car for this price!! A car built to this standard would bring $40K+ at one of the high end auctions such as Barrett Jackson or Mecum + 10% buyer fee! I can not stress enough how well balanced and well sorted this car is. Nothing is overlooked both looks wise and functionality wise. I would not change a thing on it, honestly :)
Please take the time to allow the 200+ detailed photos and videos below listing to load (scroll down), it IS WELL WORTH the wait, and PLEASE read the entire description before asking questions (I know it is long, but I wanted to cover all bases.) If you are serious, I know you will read every word, and look at every picture! This is the type of person I am looking for. This Chevelle Malibu speaks for its self and is priced for a quick sale to the discriminating enthusiast/collector that appreciates all the details, cleanliness, and correctness of a nice, solid, ready to go car with out the worries of the others out there from the rust belt. Great impressive car, or to use when you want to just have fun or impress that special someone! Very fast, fun, comfortable, and a conversation starter. It turns heads wherever you go. Great gift for yourself, or to surprise a loved one. This is a car even your wife would enjoy driving :)
Highlights of the Professionally Installed Upgrades:
350 engine with tasteful upgrades for smooth power, reliability, and longevity. It has a nice lope at idle and plenty of power with no odd noises, knocks, leaks, seeps, or issues. I'd estimate the HP to be around 325 HP and 350 ft lb or torque. Has new chrome Sanden rotary air conditioning compressor, all new A/C seals and hoses, new expansion valve, dryer, and condenser, new water pump, new aluminum & plastic radiator, new hoses, belts, and thermostat, Edelbrock intake manifold and carburetor with electric choke, Edelbrock camshaft, polished valve covers and air cleaner, electronic ignition with Accel spark plug wires, coated Hooker long tube headers with 2.5" collectors, aluminized pipe, and 2 chamber Flowmaster mufflers (sounds fantastic, but does not drone on the freeway), and new chrome SS tips. No exhaust leaks. It does smoke a little upon start up, but most old cars tend to. In the first video, it shows a good amount of smoke, but it was a cold day too, The videos taken later on in the day when it was warmed up, you can see it doesn't smoke. I do not know what outfit built the motor, but they really did a great job and runs excellent. It does not ping on 91 octane pump gas and starts the first try, every time. Combination is incredible and runs and drives excellent with incredible street manners while still being efficient. I would not change anything on it. No flat spots, hesitations, bucks, or issues and just had a fresh oil change, fuel filter, air filter, and spark plugs.
Transmission is a strong Turbo 350 3 speed automatic. It has a shift kit in it. Shifts are firm when you get on it (neck snapping), but smooth when tooling around town. Corvette servo also installed for crisper shifts. Fluid is new and it does not leak or seep. I'd guess it has around an 1800 stall torque converter in it. At 70 MPH, engine is spinning 2300 RPM which is great for gas mileage. I have gotten over 23 MPG on the freeway with this car! When you punch it, it downshifts with ease. Drive shaft I had high speed balanced and u-joints inspected and it has no vibrations even up to 130 MPH. Car will go much faster, but that is as fast as I chose to go! Rear end has obviously been rebuilt as it is tight with no groans or whines and it also does not leak or seep. I believe the rear gears are 3.08's based off the RPM's at 70 MPH and the 275/60R15 rear tires. Speedometer has been calibrated and is dead on at 70 MPH, I verified it with my GPS. All gauges are accurate and light up properly too. None of the needles bounce.
Wheels are original Corvette Rally 15X7"front and 15X8" rear, Trim rings and caps are in nice shape. Nice Dunlop G/T Qualifier tires front ( 235/60R15) and back (265/60 R15). These are original GM wheels and really set off the car. With the wider tire in the back it gives a great stance and the perfect muscle car look! Raised white letters on the tires look great.
Exterior: Nothing short of exceptional. It is a head turner to say the least! Body lines are very nice. Gaps are better than they were new. You will not find a nicer job done on any other of these cars in this price range or even much higher! It has been color sanded and buffed and looks wet when dry. Car has an all steel SS hood and SS badges through out exterior. Has a custom painted bullet hole look above rear trim molding on rear glass. Hard to distinguish from an original SS, but with a better performing, better to drive drive train, air conditioning, and 4 wheel disc brakes! All chrome and stainless steel on the car is very nice. Front a rear bumpers have been re-chromed. All glass looks great with no chips or pits and is very clear with no fogginess. The color is stunning and changes color based on the sun and angle you look at it. I took as many pictures and videos as I did in various lights so that you can appreciate the beauty of it. Weatherstrips, seals, fuzzies, rubber bumpers, etc have obviously been replaced. No water gets inside the car when it is washed. There are very few flaws in the paint and it is a real head turner every where you take it. Car was built to be driven and enjoyed, but is something you can still take to cars shows and show it off too. You need to set time aside when ever you drive this as people are always wanting to talk about this car, where ever you drive it./li>
ALL new fluids though out: engine, transmission, rear end, power steering, brake fluid, rear differential, and coolant/distilled water. All fluids looked like new that I removed where I even feel they were being wasted, but I wanted to make sure they were all fresh for the next owner. I am the pickiest person I know with fluids and details in every car I own. As I stated before, there are no fluid leaks or seeps anywhere on this car!
Interior: Obviously redone nicely. Very sanitary and well done. New Comfort Grip steering wheel with brushed spokes. Extra sound deadening was put in doors and under carpet to make the car much quieter inside as well as to keep the heat/cold out. No rattles or squeaks. When you close the doors it is a thud, not a ting! Seats are very comfortable on long trips and seat backs lock like they are supposed to. 3 adults can fit in the back seat comfortably and is like a living room couch! Seat belts are original and all work properly. Brand new Lloyds SS floor mats, Brand new tachometer in the dash. Carpet looks like new. Original dash pad has a small crack on driver's side as shown in the pictures, and the door panels have some peeling trim as shown. Replacement door panels and dash are readily available if you want perfection. As said before all gauges work and are accurate. Idles at 850 RPM with a nice rumpity rump. Amp gauge is right where it should be at 14 amps at idle, and coolant gauge is dead on. Car runs all day long at 180-190 degrees. Fuel gauge also accurate. All switches work like they should including lighter to plug in your phone charger! There are no electrical draws at all. You can let this car sit for 2 weeks and it fires right up! Trunk is very clean and has an fresh GM mat, as well as spare tire hold down and jack. Splatter paint looks nice and floor is solid. All windows roll up and down smoothly, and all locks work like they should. I really can't think of anything that doesn't function properly on this car. I am serious, you can literally drive this car daily if you chose to!
Suspension and Brakes: All refreshed bushings, shafts, shocks, and brakes all fresh. Front and rear disc that are cross drilled and slotted to keep brakes cooler and are zinc plated. Car stops on a dime with little effort. All rubber brake hoses new. Brake booster and parking brake both work like they should. Steering wheel is straight when going down the road. Just had alignment done and there are no problems. Steering is tight. There is no wandering, shimmy's, or issues. Car does not track all over the road like most...it is smooth at all speeds and does not veer off to one side. Even on mountain roads this car handles great. A great deal of time and money was spent on this car to make it right and a pleasure to drive. This is not one of those cars you can only drive for short distances before you are frustrated and tired of it. This car will deliver miles and miles of enjoyment and smiles. It was not built to be a race car, rather than one you can hop in and drive when ever you choose, cruise and to take to Sunday car shows. It is a car where your wife could drive it and enjoy it with you with out complaining about anything!/li>
Sound System: Pioneer detachable face head unit with Bluetooth, HD radio, CD player and has an aux cord and USB you can plug into your phone to stream music. Also has a remote control. The rear deck has 2 6X9" speakers and Custom Autosound kick panels with 6.5" speakers and tweeters. There are 16 pre-sets for your favorite stations. I believe you can even hook up Satellite radio with this unit too. It is 300 watts and sounds crisp and fantastic! I have the original kick panels that I will give you with the car also that are in the trunk.
Shipping included at my expense anywhere in the lower 48 states by a licensed, bonded and insured auto transport company that I have used for years with no issues. I also take pictures when I ship a car of car being loaded that I will email to you.
Car needs nothing at all to enjoy NOW and will continue to climb in value as the 1972 Chevelle Malibu is very sought after and there are few examples remaining not abused or poorly redone, let alone in this color combination with all the upgrades. Mileage is believed to be original 47K miles. It was kept by the original owner until 2013 and spent it's life in AZ and CA and was his pleasure car and garage kept its whole life. These cars will continue to climb in value and a much better investment than the stock market in my opinion, plus you can drive an enjoy! Relive your childhood all over again!
In my 20+ years in the collector car business, I have rarely seen, owned, or driven a nicer, well maintained, better built, vehicle that is almost 50 years old. I have owned over 1000 Mustangs, Shelby's, Big Block's, Boss's, Pantera's, Saleen's, Roush's, Cobra's. Lightning's etc, mostly collector models, and rarely see a vehicle (of ANY type) that is almost 50 years old and still looks and drives like a much newer car. Interior even still smells new. Cigarette lighter never used. Nothing leaks, drips, or seeps. It is very easy to drive and maneuver. It is very safe and solid feeling. You feel safe in this car because you really are! Metal is 3X the thickness of most new cars. This car gets 23+ MPG on the freeway with ease. It starts the first time, EVERY time. It idles smoothly with a nice lope. No misses or hesitations. Not driven by kids, only mature adults. You simply will NOT find another like this. This is a one in a million Muscle Car hands down.
Vehicle is available for inspection and can be shipped anywhere. Out of country buyers welcome too, if you arrange shipping. I can have the car delivered to the Long Beach Port, if need be at my expense. Title in hand with no liens and is signed for transfer anywhere with bill of sale. I have used several reputable shipping companies that are insured and bonded over the years with no issues, and will be happy to include for a serious buyer with BUY IT NOW, or you can fly into Palm Springs International Airport and I will pick you up and you can drive this gorgeous Chevelle home and enjoy a little vacation and I will discount the price by what I would have paid for shipping. Tags expire at the end of October, 2016 and the license plate goes with the car. Don't wait, once this gorgeous Chevelle is scooped up, it is gone and you will be hard pressed to find another like it in this price range, ever again. I priced it to sell fast with no back and forth negotiating. There is not a nicer one available this nice and well sorted anywhere close to this price!
Please email me with phone # and I will call you with any info you're requesting. I am happy to discuss this beautiful car and am very easy to deal with. When people use Buy it Now on vehicles I list and I ask why, they usually say it is because of my lengthy description, and my underside shots! I want people to know exactly what they are getting and have never had a person get a vehicle from me sight unseen that has not been thrilled with their purchase. Please allow the time for the 200+ pictures and videos to load, scroll down, and enjoy!!
Any questions, please message me and I will respond promptly. This is a like to sell, not a must sell, or a desperation sale. I did a Buy It Now, so you don't have to bid an and wait, and hope to get it. Outright price for this car is $29,900 to sell immediately. There is no reserve. No taxes collected by me or any document fees like others charge. I choose to do Buy It Now, fixed price auctions over regular bid auctions because many people put on their watch list, then forget to bid at the last minute, then are upset that they missed it!! Don't miss this one, you will never find another like it this immaculate and well sorted for this price!! Deposit of $500 must be made immediately thru Paypal upon the use of BUY IT NOW and remaining balance due with in 3 days of winning auction. Any questions and/or inspections if wanted, must be made BEFORE using BUY IT NOW. Please do not use Buy It Now unless you already have the money. You are welcome and encouraged to come and inspect the car or send someone to look at it before buying. I am not a dealer, so no sales tax will be collected by me. Sold as is with no warranty by me expressed or implied in any way. Shipping will be included anywhere in the lower 48 states from Palm Springs, CA 92262 or you are welcome to pick it up yourself and I will discount the price of the car by what I would have paid for shipping to you. Must be paid for in full with in 3 days. I have the title in hand, so no waiting for a credit union or bank, or for a person waiting to pay a car off. Will not leave and title will not be sent until car is paid in full (and cleared) with either cash upon pick-up, direct deposit, loan check, or cashier's check/money order. Feel free to ask any questions and I will answer promptly. I have sold several high dollar cars on ebay over the years with no issues. I reserve the right to end this auction early as the car is advertised on several other sites and publications, so if you want to own it, use BUY IT NOW before someone else buys it!! If you can not meet these simple requirements, please do not use Buy It Now and waste your time, mine, and others that are serious. I am VERY picky with vehicles I choose to deal with. Again, email me if you have questions, need more time etc...
In summary. This Chevelle is a no excuse, powerful, fun, honest car, that needs nothing to enjoy NOW. Is it a perfect, flawless car? No, but it is very nice and sanitary that you can get in and drive anywhere. Everything works, it has been babied, loved, and garaged. No expense has been spared on this car to make it the best it can be. Remember, you get what you pay for, this car does not need anything to hop in and go. No excuses, issues, or stories. This is the car that you go out to the garage, just to look at in the middle of the night. :).... I've been there too!! Have a great day and thank you for looking and (hopefully) reading my long description..I just want to be thorough. Each time I think of something else, I revise the listing, add more pictures, and before I know it, it ends up this long!! Very few read what I end up writing, but I write what I do for those that are serious so you can feel 100% confident in knowing what you are getting. Feel free to contact me with any questions:)