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For Sale: 1979 Chevrolet Malibu in Lutz, Florida

$15,995  
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Vehicle Description

What you're looking at is opportunity. This 1979 Chevrolet Malibu Wagon is your chance to have a classic that can carry the family and cargo in one vintage vehicle. But while you can justify this Chevy to your practical side, the enthusiasts in you will instantly gravitate to the well-built big block, four-wheel disc brakes, and fully upgraded suspension that make this a true muscle machine. So, this is the one classic that your practical and passionate sides can agree on.


This Malibu's angular design is arguably the best-looking wagon of the era. There are terrific style elements, like the hint of overhang in the front, well-creased sheetmetal, and bright chrome bumpers that even have the taillights integrated into the rear ones. And so a straight and clean example like this may even get away with a first impression of a well-respected sleeper style. Of course, that good-guy grocery-getter impression melts away as people spot the custom maroon paint with a hint of metallic that loves to catch the sunlight. It starts to tell the tale of something a bit more custom. And the mirror-like tint on the windows and bright 17-inch American Racing polished wheels (with extra meaty rear rubber) are more clues about this true street machine.


The interior is a well-done package with the right upgrades. The custom door panels are a sleek black with a cool red streak. The dash and rear bench are also done in a matching black. The back has a two-piece tailgate and durable rubber mat inside. So this will be ideal for loading up the tailgating supplies and enjoying this Chevy everywhere from the car show to the ballgame. This is built to be a comfortable driver, so the front seat is finished in a more comfortable cloth with black trim to coordinate with the rest of the interior. The classic split bench allows for individual adjustment, and the folding center armrest gives you bucket-like comfort. The dash keeps a very stock style. There's even the factory AM/FM radio and heat/AC controls still in place (they would need servicing to bring it back online.) It all goes towards the clean and sleeper style this one likes to give. Of course, the Grant flat-bottom sports steering wheel and well-integrated AutoMeter auxiliary gauges remind you there's something special in the engine bay even before you twist the key and hear it roar.


Lift the hood and immediately be impressed. Chevrolet downsized this generation of Malibu because the big block era was over, but this one rectifies that mistake. So you have a lightweight setup with a thundering 454 cubic-inch V8 heart. It's a tidy and mighty package that includes an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake. It's even built with the right supporting components, like a serpentine belt system, fabricated valve covers, and an aluminum radiator w/electric fans. The big block fires up readily while making a terrific tune out of the X-pipe dual exhaust. The upgraded suspension with tubular front A-arms, sway bars front & rear, boxed rear control arms, three-speed automatic transmission, and power steering make this a great all-around driver. You even have a four-wheel power disc brake upgrade for superior stopping power.


This is the ideal classic. After all, you'll convince everyone that you bought a versatile family vehicle with plenty of cargo space. But really it's the big block power that sold you. Since there are plenty of people who want to disguise their dream car as a practical classic, you should hurry and call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1432093
  • Price:$15,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Malibu
  • Exterior Color:Burgundy Maroon
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:44275
  • Stock Number:2648-TPA
  • VIN:1W35M9B564245