1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
Here's a terrific mix of originality and performance upgrades. This 1970 Chevrolet Malibu has only had one owner all its lifetime, and along the way the fastback profile has been upgraded with a fresh performance crate V8. So if you love iconic lines and great stories, this is the perfect coupe. Bright red paint and iconic Cragar SS wheels are upgrades that give this one some muscle car stance. But as you look closer, what you'll really enjoy are all the all the correct details. This car was built before new bumper laws, and so those chrome kings not only shine bright, but also they are integrated so nicely into the overall design. Speaking of the design, when was the last time you've seen trim so complete??? The Malibu has that bright line that starts near the headlights and doesn't stop until it curves upward and highlights the hardtop roof. It's part of a premium masterful stroke that draws attention to sheet metal that's now so legendary. While you often don't get to see these details on most classics, this one has quite a unique story. The consignor purchased it new in March of 1970. Inside, the factory-correct medium saddle interior feels fresh, and it has a distinctive color against the exterior red. There was an absolute eye for detail during restoration, because the details look good, right down to the insignia trim on both rows of seats. Plus, this one has been given the right upgrades to continue to be a terrific cruiser. It includes the AM/FM/cassette stereo and grippy wood-rimmed steering wheel. The addition of the AutoMeter tach mounted on the column is a nice indication of a great upgrade under the hood, too. This classic Chevy has a classic 350 cubic-inch V8 under the hood. But you can see from the bright presentation that this is a fresh and powerful upgrade. It's a ZZ4 crate motor installed less than 450 miles ago. It includes 10:1 compression, aluminum heads, a performance intake, headers, and Holley Street Avenger 670 CFM four-barrel carburetor. The full package is known to be rated at 355 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque right out of the box. Plus, the TH350 three-speed automatic transmission is a Gear Vendors unit that includes overdrive and a B&M torque converter with 2200-2400 RPM stall. There's even a rebuilt 3.73 Positraction rear end to complete this aggressive power package. More than just a muscle car-like upgrade the overdrive transmission also works with the power steering and front disc brakes to deliver an overall easy cruising package. Because of this Malibu's unique story, you'll be glad to get all the right paperwork, including the original warranty card, owner's manual, service manuals, and build receipts. There are also some original pieces that come with the sale, too. So if you like your classic both unique and upgraded, don't let this Chevy slip away. Call now!