1979 Chevrolet Malibu
Since 1964, America has been watching the Chevy Malibu grow and we
have been growing with it. From its fast paced youth to refined
practicality, this mid-size sedan is showing us what 'grown up'
looks like; sophisticated elegance that lacks pretension. With its
numerous accolades proving that being a grown up is actually kind
of fun. In 1964 when the Malibu first premiered, it was a small
family sedan. Like its namesake city, it was fun, youthful and
happening. It was a rear wheel drive vehicle in its first four
generations and it offered 300 horsepower in a small block V8. It
was a bit audacious and fun to drive.
For consignment a beautifully reworked 1979 Chevrolet Malibu.
Straight steel, a modified interior (but retaining its comfort),
and a fire breathing monster under the hood, it is ready for any
street race you can throw at it. This car can throw you back in two
ways...one in time to 1979, and two, into your seat! A
self-professed Pro Street Show Car.
Save for the large scooped hood, and Centerline wheels with big
Mickey Thompson ET 28 x 12.5-15-inch streets, it appears as a
normal Chevy Malibu. Although the bottle of NOS between the seats
may give a little away! Tinted windows, beautiful stock chrome and
standard badging all dipped in deep end of the pool red paint with
some tan pin striping. Steel is laser straight, and gaps are nearly
showroom, a buttoned up Malibu if there ever was one. Noted doors
have been shaved and are operated via a remote.
A swing of the doors and we see beautifully preserved broadcloth
door panels with a mid section vinyl molded pull and armrest. Some
modifications for the street racer theme have been made, mainly the
addition of Simpson 4-point racing seatbelts, built conveniently
right into the original seats which are broadcloth high back
buckets. The noted bottle of NOS is in the center of these seats.
All seemingly untouched since 1979 rear bench stretches across the
back of the car. Up front the standard simple gauge cluster is in
front of the original steering wheel. Just below this cluster are
dual round white faced gauges which have been built onto the dash
along with a Volt meter below these gauges. Hanging from the center
is an AutoMeter Sport Comp tachometer complete with shift light. In
the center is the temp controls and a push button AM/FM radio.
Sitting proudly on the hump, is a competition shifter, which is
surrounded by nice black carpet, diamond plate rubber mats, and
above is a black tight headliner.
Flipping open the hood and we have the money shot! What started as
a GM Mark-1 454ci has been balanced, bored and stroked to 498ci. It
has a compression ratio of 13:5-1, includes an Eagle forged crank,
Eagle H beam 6.385 rods JE forged pistons, Brodix heads and valve
covers, a comp cam Magnum 308AR delivering .682 lift and .308
duration. There are solid roller lifters and comp push rods. They
are protected by Crane rocker girdles and rockers. Manley provides
the stainless steel valves. MSD the pro distributor. On top is a
Race Demon 1080 CFM carburetor. On back a Muncie M21 4 speed
transmission with a Pioneer flywheel and a Bud's clutch. The rear
differential is courtesy Moser, and it is a .411 gear ratio.
The hits just keep on coming underneath in this pristine rust free
environment all tricked out with South side traction bars, QA1
90-10 drag shocks in front, Hotchkis rear coils with air shock bags
on back, and looking all good underneath, not to be outdone by the
This car was built with the intention of going in a straight line,
and it does an excellent job of this. It started right up, and
definitely goes like the wind. Not a bad driver considering it has
the power to possibly lift the front end, and all interior
functions work as they should. Also, a note this car sounds awesome
if you prefer LOUD!
A beautiful build everywhere you look. Exterior is wonderfully
straight and racy, interior is clean, and all buttoned up with some
racing additions, and the engine is certainly one more of things on
this car that have dipped into red paint. Plenty of engine
performance mods, and those big Mickey Thompson street racers, and
if you can catch a glimpse as it goes by, you'll see it is simply
put...FAB! Custom FAB if you will!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.