1967 Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle Convertible
When this 1967 Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle convertible rolled in, more than one person simply said, "Wow," which I think sums it up brilliantly. The early Chevelle was a clean design, free of many of the styling gimmicks of the era, and was based on some very sturdy hardware that ran for years with only cursory maintenance. And after spending a big pile of cash on the restoration (not counting the car itself), it shouldn't be hard to understand why this one is so impressive. Exceptionally well finished, this Chevelle has all the hallmarks of a car that started out as a solid, high-quality piece and was restored to greatness. Bodywork is impressive, with a uniform look to the sheetmetal, and expert prep under the paint, so there's not a ripple or wave anywhere to be seen. Gaps show that someone cared when putting it back together, and it's nice to see that it has all stock sheetmetal, no stripes, and no fake SS badges. It isn't afraid to be what it is. It was refinished in its original color of code F Marina Blue, but no factory paint ever glowed this this car does and it's been rubbed and buffed to a very nice shine. Stainless trim has been polished, and 'Malibu' badges installed on the rear quarters, because this car isn't trying to be something it's not. A simple pinstripe sets it off and it appears that both bumpers have been straightened and re-chromed. Bench seats make this Chevelle spacious and comfortable, and they present in as-new condition with zero signs of usage on the bright blue seat covers. The original dash is in beautiful condition with crisp woodgraining and bright chrome accents. You'll note this is a factory A/C car, and the system is upgraded with modern hardware and R134a refrigerant working behind the scenes. Just about everything is blue and new, including the carpets, door panels, and even that handsome three-spoke steering wheel. A digital AM/FM stereo has been fitted in the original location but it blends in neatly and doesn't call much attention to itself. The white convertible top fits so well we were almost afraid to put it down, and it includes a contrasting white vinyl boot that looks great against the blue upholstery. And in back, the trunk is finished to stock specs, right down to the full-sized spare with its own matching cover. The engine bay is a nice combination of original parts and quality aftermarket equipment. A 350 cubic inch V8 looks right and makes plenty of power to make the Chevelle a blast on the street. It's been properly dressed in Chevy Orange paint, a stock air cleaner, and even stock exhaust manifolds to make it totally OEM. The 2-barrel carburetor makes good torque and delivers decent fuel economy and all the belts and hoses are new so it's ready to cruise. There's a newer power master cylinder for the front disc brakes and it includes a true dual exhaust system with Flowmasters that let the engine speak with that characteristic small block bark under throttle. The chassis is extremely clean, framing the automatic transmission and 10-bolt rear end, and it rides and handles beautifully. It rolls on a set of classic Cragar SS mags wearing 225/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials. Nicely documented with a great color combination and comfort upgrades like the A/C and power disc brakes, this is one heck of a Chevelle. Let the other guys worry about investments; you'll be having too much fun behind the wheel. Call today!