Malibu

Same Family 50 Years: 1969 Chevelle SS 396

The muscle car movement had likely reached its pinnacle in 1969, and the Chevelle SS 396 was right upfront. This ’69 edition was built at Chevy’s Kansas City plant and stayed in town until 1998, after which it moved… more»

Pristine No Reserve: 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 350

Sometimes we come across a car that looks like it might just be a year old. This 1972 Chevrolet Malibu is a clean, California blue plate car with one repaint in its original Code 63 Mohave Gold exterior color…. more»

350 Powered: 1965 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe

In the mid-1960s, Chevrolet was looking to fill a gap between the compact Chevy II and its full-size cars led by the Impala. Their answer was the mid-size Chevelle which debuted for 1964. It was successful and would run… more»

Rust-Free Barn Find: 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

The majority of classic Chevelles that we see here at Barn Finds usually either have a V8 under the hood or fresh air where a V8 used to be. That’s what makes this 1972 Chevelle Malibu barn find a… more»

Incomplete Project: 1970 Chevelle SS 396

In 1970, the RPO Z25 option turned an ordinary Malibu into an SS 396 and perhaps 12% of Chevelles were ordered that way. But the numbers are much smaller when you break out just Canadian production, which was about… more»

Rare 4-Speed: 1979 Chevrolet Malibu

By the time the fourth generation of the Chevelle would come out, the Malibu nameplate had taken over duties. The downsized cars would run from 1978-80 and replace the Colonnade style that had come before it. The Malibu was… more»

Barn Find Project: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

Chevy sold more than 300,000 Chevelle Malibu sport coupes in 1970, making it a hugely successful year. That includes some 53,600 SS396 models and another 8,800 SS454s. While the seller’s car is said to have a non-working big block… more»

Story of a Field Find: Two Classic Chevrolets

Unlike so many reports here on Barn Finds, this is not a critique of a car for sale but the story of two cars that were rescued, with one of them currently undergoing a complete restoration. First is a… more»

Same Owner 20 Years! 1969 Chevelle SS 454

This 1969 Chevelle started out life as a Malibu Sport Coupe and became an SS later. And it has a 454 cubic inch V8, something that wouldn’t come about until the 1970 model year. The 396 would have been… more»

Big Block Drop-Top: 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

The second generation of the Chevelle (1968-72) would be the nameplate’s most popular. 50 years later, the Super Sport models are the big draw with collectors, with their 396 or 454 V8 engines. This ’71 Malibu is an SS… more»

Blank Canvas: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

I’m always dubious about the idea of tackling someone else’s part-finished restoration project, but that doesn’t extend to cars like this 1966 Chevelle Malibu. This is a car that follows the “what you see is what you get” philosophy…. more»

Unrestored 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

Apart from the moment that these photos were snapped, it is claimed that this 1968 Chevelle Malibu has never seen snow or salt in its life. That’s an intriguing claim and one that deserves some further investigation. The owner… more»

Muscle Wagon: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

Station wagons have become a pretty regular topic here on Barn Finds. Generally, they are full-size E-segment models from GM, Ford, and ChryCo. Today, we’ll notch it down a level to intermediates, in particular a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu… more»

Carport Find: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

The 1970 Chevelle offered two versions of SS, the 396 V8 or the new 454 powerhouse. Combined, they would see production of just shy of 50,000 units. And, today, one of these cars can fetch close to six figures… more»

Small-Block Project: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

The styling of the second-generation Chevelle’s (1968-72) helped them become “America’s Best-Selling Mid-Size.” Excluding the Monte Carlo, which was lumped in with Chevelle production, more than 443,000 were sold at the mid-way point, the 1970 model year. The 2-door… more»

Two Owner: 1968 Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe

All of General Motors’ mid-size cars got redesigned for 1968, including the Chevy Malibu, the top-of-the-line Chevelle. The second generation, 1968-72, helped make the name Chevelle synonymous with “muscle car” to many, although Chevrolet sold a ton of regular… more»