Sharply restored inside and out, this rare 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
Malibu Convertible really knows how to attract attention. And this
extra-sleek drop-top even has an ultra-hot small block under the
hood to create a great cruiser that's going to be an award
contender the moment you arrive at a car show.
This was an awesome year for the Chevelle. Coke bottle curves and
crisply creased fender ends came together to create an icon. And
with something this stylish, it looks particularly nice in premium
Malibu form. But what really sets this one apart is the awesome
look that comes from all the right investments. The trim tag tells
us this was born a Matador Red car. But the finish you see today is
a high-quality respray that looks sleek and bright on this
sunshine-friendly convertible. There are bright chrome bumpers,
bezels, and upgraded crystal clear headlights. And there's also a
distinct trim line that extends from the grille down to the
rockers, and then flows to the rear for an added touch of style. So
it has a very period-correct premium vibe you want in an
upper-level Malibu. Plus, the blackout grille and REV 20-inch
wheels give you the right hint of sporty style that makes an
American V8 cruiser so cool.
The well-fitting black convertible top has a stylish look against
the radiant red paint. So you'll be glad to take it down to reveal
a well-done black interior. The restoration investment means this
one is beautifully detailed with a time capsule-like everywhere
from the button-top seatbacks to the intricate door panel trim.
This makes for the kind of classic that others will beg to go for a
ride. And you can really tell this one is meant to be a comfortable
cruiser. The radio is now a Bluetooth unit with an upgraded speaker
system for the best in modern driving music. Plus, the driver has
bucket seats, a center console, an upgraded temp readout, and a
terrific Chevy steering wheel.
Under the hood is a classic Chevy small block. This has a fresh and
clean look, and that's because it's a fresher 350 cubic-inch crate
motor. Not only is this larger than any small block available in
1968, but it also has been further upgraded with an Edelbrock
four-barrel carburetor, an Assault intake, and Patriot headers
feeding the dual exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers. It's a
strong-runner, and the aluminum radiator helps keep the full
package running cool. Add in power steering, a Powerglide automatic
transmission, and grippy ZR-rated tires, and this Malibu is fun for
ice cream runs and a lot more.
There is serious rarity here. Only about two percent of the total
1968 Chevelle production was ever a drop-top. And this restored
example comes with some well deserved awards that prove we're not
the only ones impressed with this drop-top classic. Call
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
Location:Ft Worth, Texas
Exterior Color:Matador Red
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