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40k Original Miles: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

The First and Second Generation Chevrolet Chevelle remain strong performers in the classic market, even if they don’t wear an SS badge. That is especially true if the car in question is a low-mileage and unmolested survivor. That is the case with this 1967 Chevelle Malibu with a claimed 40,000 genuine miles on the clock. Its presentation is hard to fault, and its recent listing has caused a stir in the classic community. If you wish to join what is fast becoming a bidding war, you will find the Malibu listed here on eBay in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. The bidding has raced to $30,100 but remains short of the reserve.

The original owner ordered this Chevelle in Mountain Green with a Black vinyl top. The photo quality isn’t great, but it paints a positive picture of this classic. The paint shines richly, with no visible significant flaws or defects. It coats panels that are laser straight. The consistent gaps and excellent panel alignment suggest this classic has no prior accident history. The vinyl top is in as-new condition. There are no rips, tears, or bubbling that might mean hidden nasty surprises. The same is true when we venture below the surface. The floors and frame are spotless, with only the occasional spot of light surface corrosion that shows no signs of making that leap into penetrating rust. The seller indicates the car has been garage-kept throughout its life, which will have helped its cause. The chrome and glass are as pristine as the rest of the exterior. The wire wheel covers add a classy air, and the seller includes a set of Rally wheels for those who wish to add an easily reversed custom touch.

The original owner ordered this Malibu with the 283ci V8 hooked to a two-speed automatic transmission. They added power steering to help ensure an effortless driving experience. This V8 should produce 195hp, which is enough to launch the Chevelle through the ¼ mile in 17.9 seconds. For potential buyers, there’s plenty of good news with this classic. It is numbers-matching, and the seller claims it has a genuine 40,000 miles showing on its odometer. They don’t mention supporting evidence, and it is a question worth asking in a vehicle of this potential value. The engine bay presents as nicely as the rest of the car and seems to be an accurate indicator of this Chevelle’s mechanical health. The listing indicates the vehicle runs and drives perfectly, suggesting it is ready to provide a new owner with some instant gratification.

While the seller doesn’t indicate evidence to support their mileage claim, the interior condition makes it look plausible. The car features cloth and vinyl upholstery with no wear or physical damage. It doesn’t have the appearance of new trim, suggesting there is no form of restoration work. The carpet may be slightly faded, but its lack of wear means that replacement would be unnecessary. The dash and pad look perfect, as does the wheel. There are no aftermarket additions to spoil the party, with the factory AM radio occupying its rightful spot.

If you ever doubted the desirability of the First Generation Chevelle, you should find the bidding on this 1967 Malibu enlightening. At the halfway point in the auction, it has already attracted an incredible seventy-one bids. That leaves scope for the figure and price to climb significantly before the hammer falls. It won’t hit the stratospheric figure you might expect for a genuine SS, but I won’t be surprised if it tops $40,000. It will be interesting to read your thoughts and whether we have a reader who can hit the nail on the head by correctly guessing the closing bid figure.

Comments

  1. angliagt angliagt Member

    Nice looking car – one of the few that actually look really good
    with a vinyl roof.

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    • 19sixty5 Member

      Absolutely correct about the top. 67-72 GM A bodies wear them extremely well. Super nice condition, I hope it stays original, but unlikely.

      Like 7
  2. Bill W.

    I’m thinking it will go past 40 to 45 or maybe 50.

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  3. Joe

    My auntie had one (sans vinyl top) identically equipped. She bought it used for $700.00. Hard to believe used cars once sold for that. She drove that car for twelve long years until rust made it fail inspection. She sold it for $700.00! Was quite a car.

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    • Robert White

      My brother bought a 1967 Beaumont Sport Deluxe 396cid 400 turbo 12 bolt Pozi for $500.00 CDN in 1975 and we sold it in around 77/78 for $450.00 CDN still a driver.

      Bob

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  4. Bud Lee

    It would be a crime to change this car in any way .

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  5. Big Bear 🇺🇸

    Bud Lee your right it would be a crime… But today people spend top dollar on low mileage super clean vintage cars. This one may go LS motor with 4 or 5 auto and posi 3.73 gears. Wildwood brakes and up grade the suspension. I hope not…. leave it the way GM built it. 🇺🇸🐻🇺🇸

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  6. FrankD Member

    Nice, Clean. and V8. Lets hope it stays that way.

  7. Bj

    Pretty car it has a first gen Riviera vibe from the side profile

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  8. Pauld

    We had that exact car but it was optioned with bucket seats, 327, four speed stick, and disc brakes. We sold it for $800. I wonder how many Chevelles had the disc brake option?

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  9. Brad460 Member

    I strongly prefer this stock look and feel compared to the thousands and thousands of modified chevelles and as wannabes. I walk right past all the modified ones at car shows and head right for this kind of stock gems.

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    • Joe

      Me too. Give me a rarity to look at any day!

  10. Claudio

    I love driving so this would need the full on upgrade of cooling, engine/trans , brakes , diff, etc
    Otherwise , may as well drive a hyundai accent as the excitement is the same …

  11. Jwzg

    Sorry to be that guy, but I’d definitely spring for power front discs, shoulder belts, rally wheels and radials just to make it safer to drive. Other than that, it’s perfect!

    • 19sixty5 Member

      All of those are smart changes. All the items you mentioned were factory options, I would try to find original, rebuilt or repro parts to maintain the stock appearance.

      Like 1

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