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For Sale: 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
in Hardeeville, South Carolina

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This car was sold to the original owner by Jordan Chevrolet in 1972, located, at that time, in Timmonsville, SC. The dealership is no longer in business. The original owner had bought the car new while living in Darlington, SC. She passed away without heirs or a will and her entire estate went up for auction in February 2005. I went to the auction in hopes that this car would worthy of bidding on, and I was right. I bought the car at the auction as the highest bidder. I drove the car home without any problems. It showed 10K miles on the odometer, and I'm sure it had turned over one time. But, I bought the car because it was in fantastic condition, had no signs of rust or having ever been wrecked, and it was whole and all there. As soon as I got the car home, I began a 2 year restoration. Since I've owned it, I've driven it 30K miles. So, it currently shows 40K miles, which is more than likely 140K miles. I started a restoration on the car begining with the drive train and running gear. The original engine was professionally rebuilt by one of the top engine building machine shops in South Carolina. The dished 8.5 compression pistons were replaced with forged flat top 9.5 pistons, the cylinders were cleaned up. The crankshaft had no wear and was polished up and all new bearings went in. The heads were freshened up with all new 1.94 intake and 1.5 exhaust stainless steel valves, new springs and oil seals, and, I've installed a Competition 270 Magnum Camshaft with new lifters. It idles with a nice lope and it is crisp and responsive without hesitation or stumbling. The original Turbo-Hydramatic three speed was professionally rebuilt with all new clutches, bands, seals and gaskets, and a new torque converter was installed. The original 10 bolt rear end has been freshened up and has the factory installed 2.73 ring gear in it. The car cruises at interstate speeds running at about 80 MPH and the engine at 2000 RPM. The entire front and rear suspension was rebuilt with new ball joints, shocks, bushings, tie-end rods, idler arm, pitman arm, and center link. It has a 1 1/4 sway bar up front and a factory 5/8 inch bar on the rear end. A new 2 1/4 inch aluminized true dual exhaust system was installed with factory style low restriction high flow big-block mufflers and factory chrome tips. The car rides on 15X8 inch Corvette Rallys and P235/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial Tires. The engine breathes through a GM Performance Parts cast iron Z/28 high rise intake and a 1970 Corvette L46 350 C.I. 350 HP Quardajet 4 barrel carburetor. It has a Pertronix electronic ignition unit in the factory distributor and the engine puts out a true 300 horsepower at the flywheel. The interior was redone in factory style and the carpeting was replaced. The factory installed AM radio is still in the dash and still works. All front sheet metal was replaced including new inner and outer fenders, a new domed hood, and a new trunk lid was installed. Both front and rear bumpers are new and most trim and molding has been replaced. All that is left to be done to the car should I keep it is to replace the sweep dash with an SS style dash, install a new sound system, and repair the factory air conditioning system. It is a numbers matching car and was repainted the factory color - Mojave Gold. I am selling the car because I feel I have reached the point with the money invested that I will not be able to get it back should in spend any more, and would like to take on a new investment. It rides very nicely and has won numerous awards at car shows. It gets a lot of attention and has been a joy to own. It runs on pump gas and sounds very powerful. I have a true $26,000 in the car with what I paid for it and am hoping for a buyer who is willing to negotiate a price as close to my $18,000 asking price as I can get. Contact me @ 706-231-6380 to arrange viewing and bidding on the car. The car is being sold as with no warranty expressed or implied and is being offered for sale locally. I reserve the right to end the bidding at any time because another potential buyer has met my reserve price.
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Vehicle Location

United States
City, State
Hardeeville, SC
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Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Mojave Gold

Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details


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Accessories and Customizations

Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

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Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

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