Classic Car Overview
When youre shopping for a cool car, youll linger a while longer than you should on the temperamental, rip snorting muscle cars that can lift the tires off of the ground. And for some, the irritation of constant tune ups, buying race gas, and living with a monster is totally worth it. For most people, though, this clean 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu makes a lot more sense. Small block V8 power, highway gearing, interesting colors, and a friendly automatic transmission make this a car your family will beg to ride in every chance they get. Outside, the original code 55 Champagne Gold was refinished a few years ago and its nice to see they didnt try to turn it into another boring red SS clone. First, the color is completely period correct so it doesnt stand out like a sore thumb, yet it will always be unique at shows. Secondly, it goes great with the optional code H Dark Gold vinyl top, which is a rather rare choice. Its kind of refreshing to see a Chevelle with a simple, plain hood and a two-tier grille, and we have to admit that its a lot more attractive than we expected. Since this Malibu was well kept and cared for, nearly all of the trim you see is original, and its in great shape, adding a little dress-up to the low-key A-body. The factory Chevelle script and fender emblems are still in their original places, too, including the 307 badges. Nothing fake about this one! Inside, theres a new front seat cover on the big comfy bench, recent carpets on the floor, and matching door panels that tie it all together. The gold upholstery is unusual but obviously works well with the Champagne Gold bodywork, and were pretty sure most of its original given how well it all matches. Only the black steering wheel stands out, probably a necessary compromise when the time came for replacement. Sit down and get comfortable for a moment. Factory gauges are nice and bright, the dash pad is in excellent shape, and the only notable modification is the AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit in the original radios location. Plenty of room for everyone and its surprisingly comfortable. Pop the trunk and check out the nicely applied splatter paint, correct mat, and spare tire with matching cover. Under the hood youll find the cars original, numbers-matching 307 cubic inch V8. With a few bolt-on upgrades such as an Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley carburetor, HEI ignition, and Accel coil, it still idles at 700 RPM, gets decent gas mileage, and should run practically forever. Its not detailed, but its tidy and a weekend spent cleaning things up would pay big dividends. Long-tube headers feed a full dual exhaust system underneath so it sounds great and the TH350 3-speed automatic snaps through the gears like it should. Its incredibly clean under there and with power steering, its easy to manage for just about anybody. The only visual alteration are those period-correct Cragar S/S mags which carry BFGoodrich T/A radials at all four corners. This car runs a drives great and looks even better. Small enhancements make a big impression and the unusual look will stand out in an ocean of me too clones and fakes. Call today!