Drive and Restore: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

With their ongoing popularity in the classic car scene, it isn’t surprising to find that bidding on this 1967 Malibu has been spirited. That doesn’t mean that the car is financially out of reach, but it does indicate that there are a few people out there who would like to park this particular car in their driveway. If you want to join in the bidding war, you will find the Malibu located in Wallace, South Carolina.  It has been listed for sale here on eBay, where the bidding has pushed up to $14,000.

When you look through the decent selection of photos that the owner provides with his listing, you begin to get some idea as to why the bidding on this car is so strong. The floors, trunk, quarters, and rockers look to be really solid and clean. The seller also provides photos of the bottoms of both doors, and they are close to perfect. There is a small amount of rust around the badge on the hood, and the owner also admits that there is a small spot in the body mount behind the passenger side rear wheel. There may also be a small amount beginning to show around the rear window. The rest of the car looks solid, although the original blue paint will need a freshen up.

The interior of the Malibu is complete and original, but it will need a bit of work. The seats will need new covers, while the dash pad is also quite badly cracked. The carpet looks like it might clean up okay, while the headliner looks to be really good. In reality, this black interior will look extremely classy by fitting those couple of items, plus attending to a few minor details. This doesn’t look like a car that will require a major interior restoration or a massive cash outlay, just a bit of time and patience to get it right.

Making the Malibu an even more attractive proposition is the fact that it is a numbers-matching car. The original 283ci V8 and Powerglide transmission remain in residence and are in great health. The owner says that he recently took the car on a reasonably long run, and it performed faultlessly. It looks like this is a car that you can just climb into and enjoy.

Judging by the photos and description supplied by the owner, this 1967 Malibu is a pretty attractive proposition. It is a car where any restoration work could be performed when time and money permits. It is also a popular car that should continue to appreciate in value. As I said though, it can also be driven and enjoyed right now, which is what owning a car like this is all about.

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Comments

  1. ccrvtt

    Right color, wrong equipment for me. These cars are not complete without bucket seats, 4-speed, 396, positraction and either Torq Thrusts or Cragars.

    Nice sedate car as it is.

    If that’s what you’re into…

    Like 5
  2. fred

    In the mid 1980’s, my neighbor had the same basic car, running, no damage, no rust….$750

    Times have changed

    Like 15
  3. Gaspumpchas

    up to 14 large for a plain jane. wow. I beg to differ about the r window, looks like carbuncles under the lower molding. Looks sweet other than that. Good luck to the new owner. Its a great car!!!

    Cheers
    GPC

    Like 8
  4. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Boy how times have changed. My first new car was a 67 Malibu Hardtop, 283, 3 on the tree. Did a lot of summer work and saved up plus my Dad helped me out a little. IIRC it was $2300 after a 61 Biscayne trade-in (had a Chevy/Buick dealer in the family). Had a lot of good times in that car right up to the point my ex BIL got in the middle of a 3 car with it. The passenger door mirror was optional plus I ordered the antenna on the rear fender.
    This one looks like the front drivers side fender was tweaked sometime in the past.
    Those 283’s were about as solid an engine as you’d ever hope to find IMO. Wish I had that one again.

    Like 8
  5. Steve R

    At it’s current price, it’s a value purchase for someone planning on building a high end Pro-touring car. The money they save on major rust repair will more than offset the initial higher cost.

    Steve R

    Like 5
  6. KevinLee

    If he throws in the Gatorade and water, I’m a player!😁

    Like 6
  7. Eric

    What’s not to like ?
    Running, riding, a solid core, etc
    The drive train can always be updated.
    And, you start with a car that looks like it had a rather sedate past!

    Like 9
  8. dweezilaz

    Perfect example of how the majority of Chevelles [and Torinos, Coronets, Belvederes, Rebels] were equipped and sold.

    Nice to see it unbutchered, abused or torn into.

    It would be far more clever to leave it that way rather than tormenting it into some SS clone.

    These are becoming more and more rare everyday.

    Like 9
  9. Lance

    I had one almost identical. Car was white. Sold it in 1976 for $300. Than hurts just thinking about it.

    Like 4
  10. Troy s

    The white raised letter tires and shiny wheel covers help with the overall appearance of this old Chevy, torque thrusts would really make it standout. I doubt if this will stay a numbers matching 283 auto for long, it is just begging for something more. Some cars just attract all the motorheads out there more than others.
    This is one of ’em.

    Like 3
  11. Mike

    I’m not a Chevy guy but I would love to have it

    Like 3
  12. bigdoc

    The 283, 327’s were considered great engines back in my teenage years (the 60’s). So I have a biased view and would keep it numbers matching slap a nice paint color on it and drive it forever.

    Like 3
    • Mike

      I still consider most small blocks great engines, the dreaded 267 being the exception! My personal favorite is the 400 sb, which I have a tendancy to hoard lol! I know many people don’t like them and that’s fine with me. Even the 305s aren’t bad as long as you know their limits. Dirt tracks in my area actually have a 305 class for sprint cars. They’re actually bored and stroked to 331 but the block has to have a factory GM casting # that indicates it’s a 305 block.

  13. Del

    Nice car but 14 is to much.

    Maybe 7 or 8 😎

    Like 1
  14. Del

    After reviewing NADA prices I see that I am wrong.

    Because of popularity of these prices are very high.

    This could well go for 15 or even more

    Like 2
  15. don

    I’ll bet there are fewer 67 Malibu’s on the road now then there are (usually red ) ’67 SS clones . Hard to find one that isn’t molested into something it wasn’t meant to be – I’d bring it back to a stock cruiser , and be the only Chevelle that shows up at car shows and cruise nights with hubcaps !

    Like 5
  16. Mike

    That filler pannel between the rear window and deck lid is a pain to replace correctly in a home shop. If there’s rust in the body mounts, there’s likely also rust in the frame around them. While not a deal breaker, those repairs are best left to a professional shop. What would I do with it? I’d pull the 283/Glide. I’d keep them, but, set them aside. Then then drop in a mild 400 S.B.C. and a 700R4. I’d also put a 3.55 or 3.73 gear with some sort of limited slip differential in what I’m assuming is a 10 bolt rear end. I’d also upgrade the brakes since I’m guessing this has drums all around, along with some modern radials and nice wheels. The body work and paint, along with other little details, would come last. Then, I’d proceed to drive the beejesus out of it in nice weather!

    Like 1
  17. JoeNYWF64

    Wonder if there will be a dynacorn body offered for any of the pre 1970 chevelles/malibus – not sure which year would sell the most/is thebest looking.

  18. Bob

    Immaculate condition? 99% rust free? Ok…. Do people know that eBay has an option button that allows the seller to edit their photos? You know like, rotation/flop so viewers don’t get dizzy.

  19. John B.

    I had a ‘67 Malibu 283 automatic in 1985. It drove good, was comfortable, and was very dependable. Stupid me I traded it for a 1970 Chevy pick-up 6 cylinder with three on the tree. Decent pick-up but the heater was pathetic; I later traded it and boot for a ‘67 SS 350 Camaro. I still miss all three vehicles!!

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