This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu has the great hardtop look of a
true icon. So as you look over all the different correct, original,
and surviving features on this period-correct machine, it really
gives you the feeling of a V8-powered time capsule.
The reason these Chevelles have remained so popular is because they
represent the best of the era. Many of these have been sacrificed
for SS tributes over the years, and so it's great to see one that
retains the premium Malibu style. And the reason why this continues
to look so stock is because people have respected its originality
for over half a century. Even the Autumn Gold paint shows the right
signs of being the same they sprayed at the Arlington factory back
in 1970! The finish isn't perfect, and that's exactly how you want
it, because it helps tell this coupe's survivor story. The luster
it has today give a nice golden glow in the sunshine. Plus, there
are the right premium Malibu touches, like the form-hugging chrome
bumpers and the grille with color streak through the center. Good
body lines mean the trim that starts at the headlight and runs all
the way around the roof looks like an almost unbroken line. It will
be hard to find anything that's out of place on this true classic.
We even like the look of the upgraded 17-inch alloys that look like
classic SS mags but allow you to fit better/modern tires. But
purists will be happy that the original wheels and hubcaps come
with the sale, too.
This car has averaged under 800 miles annually, and that less use
is really seen in the clean quality of the survivor interior. So
you really get to see the vintage details, like the intricate
pattern on the cloth seating. The dash is smooth; the door panels
are intricate; the headliner is excellent; and there's plenty of
room across the wide bench seats to share this hardtop with family
and friends. And because this is a premium Malibu, it even had
factory air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold
again.) This is really a time machine on wheels, and so even the
factory AM radio is still cranking out tunes.
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see if you love
originality. It's the numbers-matching 307 cubic-inch V8. It really
does a terrific job of driving home the look of a survivor car with
the full honesty of the presentation. While this one has ultra-low
mileage, we bet you'll enjoy adding to the odometer on your way to
the survivor shows. And with the three-speed automatic
transmission, you can comfortably enjoy period-correct cruising at
its best. Add in power steering, power brakes, front discs, and
modern tires, and you know this Malibu was made to cruise.
Complete with owner's manual, this is an awesome time capsule. If
you're into survivor cars, you know how special it is to find a
true Malibu from this era. Call now!
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