This 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu has an awesome custom paint
theme, an upgraded A/C interior, and proper power from a ZZ4
performance V8. It's the kind of classic where they made the right
additions that makes sure it creates envy everywhere it goes.
You could get a Chevelle in black, but it never came like this from
the factory. After all, the level of gloss on this one is an
instant announcement of a more recent investment in quality. Plus,
Chevy never did the racing stripes in matte black. It has a
terrific look where some may not even notice it until the sunshine
rolls across the car... but then the light just looks like it gets
consumed by those mean black streaks. And just for that added touch
of sporty appeal, the whole package is framed by red pinstriping.
While the color package is an upgrade, this coupe also knows how to
respect its history. It's in the fundamentals, like the bright
chrome bumpers, SS-style cowl hood, and clean lines of this
hardtop's sheet metal. And the addition of American Racing Torq
Thrust wheels in a modern 17/18-inch front/rear stance is the ideal
way to bridge the ideas of vintage and modern on this coupe.
There's more blackout style inside. This is an update later in
life, and so it remains attractive with good carpeting, a smooth
dash, and nice door panels. Just like the exterior, the interior
retains the right vintage style everywhere from the two wide rows
of bench seats to the dome light that greets you when the door
opens. But you can also tell this is a well upgraded machine. You
get added comfort with an AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input and
cold-blowing R134a air conditioning. And while that makes it nice
for everyone, this also is specifically a better driver's coupe.
You have a wood-rimmed sports steering wheel, an under-dash
auxiliary gauge trio, and a large tach mounted to the steering
The engine bay has the clean look of a powerful car. This was
upgraded with a 350 cubic-inch ZZ4 performance crate V8, and it has
all the right go-fast goodies. This includes a four-barrel
carburetor, an Edelbrock intake, and long tube ceramic-coated
headers that add even more power while also contributing to the
rumble of the dual exhaust. This is a powerful motor, and so it's
nice to have a TH400 three-speed automatic transmission to give the
gearbox the right mix of stout and smooth. And this was built to be
a great all-around driver with power steering, power brakes, front
discs, and a new set of low-profile sport tires.
This Chevelle Malibu is distinctive, mean, comfortable, sleek, and
powerful. But what we especially like is that nothing in the full
restoration is over-the-top so that it avoids the feeling of a pure
show car that you'd be afraid to drive. Instead, it assembles the
best pieces for the kind of classic that you'll enjoy enough to be
known around town. So if you not only want to be seen, but also
remembered, you need to call today!