1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Restomod
As fresh as can be off its recent build, this 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Restomod is a rare find. An outstanding selection of aesthetic choices gives it off the charts curb appeal while its upgraded modern powerplant and collection of conveniences make it an absolute blast to drive. It will arrive at its new home with an extensive collection of build receipts on hand to document the extensive work that's gone into bringing this classic to its current level of awesomeness. The graphite metallic paint has a timeless quality to it - it's a great fit for a coveted classic like this, yet adds just a touch of modernity to the mix. The professional work really looks great - not only in terms of its application, but also its unique details that become more apparent as you draw closer and move around the car to see hints of green and purple hues in the gray base. During the course of its restoration, its collection of trim was replaced entirely. The deletion of the usual badging, the deep black shade of the grille and the bumpers painted to match the rest of the exterior in front and back provide an awesome, custom appearance. From front to back, the body alignment is looking strong and the fresh light housings and rubber seals give it a "ready for action" appearance. It's always a welcome sight to see an interior whose design and execution go well beyond the norm ... and that's what we have here. This is just - flat out - a well-planned, eye catching and functional driving environment that combines classic styling with more modern elements. The leather and suede two-tone TMI bucket seats blend really well with their surroundings while offering plenty of comfort as they straddle a factory-issue center console that's been brought into great shape and houses a signature Chevy horseshoe shifter. An updated Chevy-branded steering wheel sits on its tilting Ididit column and looks right at home here, as does the collection of new-looking gauges in the instrument cluster. A Vintage Air system has also been added to the mix to cool or heat the cabin at your discretion, while your audio needs will be ably covered by an AM/FM/CD player that also features iPod and Bluetooth connectivity. The trunk area is nicely detailed and features a signature Chevy bowtie on its rear facing interior wall - a nice finishing detail. The mechanical configuration of this classic meets the unusually high standards set by the rest of the car. A 383 cubic inch stroker crate engine holds court in the center of the engine compartment and it's outfitted with a variety of high-end components to maximize its output, including a FiTech Electronic Fuel Injection system, a Lunati camshaft, an Edelbrock manifold and long tube headers. While the stroked powerplant provides plenty of off the line acceleration, the TCI Streetfighter 700r4 transmission just behind it offers plenty of power handling ability, as well as an overdrive gear to drop RPMs at highway speeds. A Griffin dual fan aluminum radiator sits up front to keep temperatures down in more demanding conditions. Wilwood power disc brakes at all four corners provide prompt stops while this Chevy's power steering is in top form for easy navigation. It's a lock to draw crowds wherever it roams on its 18" Boss Motorsport wheels outfitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Combining outstanding curb appeal with a driving experience that's truly hard to beat, this 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu restomod is something very special. Call today!