1979 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
The Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize car manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet from 1964 to 1983 and since 1997. The Malibu began as a trim-level of the Chevelle, becoming its own model line in 1978. Originally a rear wheel drive intermediate, GM revived the Malibu nameplate as a front wheel drive car in February 1997. Named after the coastal community of Malibu, California, the Malibu was marketed primarily in North America, with the eighth generation introduced globally.
For consignment, we offer cars of all styles and genres because not all of us strive to own a muscle car from the muscle car era, some families just needed a second car for the ever frequent trips a housewife would have occasion to take part in and many times it would include bringing the kids along. This car is a beautiful 1979 Chevrolet Malibu Classic, with bucket seats, floor shift, tons of options, perfect power, and ease of operation to perform the aforementioned tasks. Right here in Classic Auto Mall for the taking! An everyday car for the masses but an unmolested survivor from the Chevrolet camp right out of 1979.
Mostly original Light Yellow paint with only a few minor touch ups over the years covers all the sheet metal this car was born with. Nicely preserved chrome and trim, very shiny and mirror-like is noted on the bumpers and all is present and accounted for. The original black padded landau top covers the rear section of the roof and flows down the C pillars to meet the body. Shiny brightwork surrounds the top and is just as nice as when it was installed back in 1979. On the rear of this car are corner wrap-around rectangular taillights surrounded by more brightwork. A cavernous truck provides more space than a 2 bedroom NYC apartment and looks showroom with its black felt mat and space saver spare tire and jack. A multi disc CD changer is also mounted here for your auditory pleasure. 14" Chevrolet RS rally wheels with bright center caps and polished stainless trim rings are wrapped in BF Goodrich raised white letter rubber and give a nice air of distinction.
A swing of the door and we are met with a back vinyl door panel fashioned with a horizontal tuck and roll pattern that is highlighted by a hockey stick chrome trim spear. A small central plastic panel contains the armrest and a chrome mirror joystick and door handle while black carpet covers the bottom of the door. Black vinyl high back bucket seats showing almost no wear present with more horizontal tuck and roll stitching and smooth bolsters. The rear bench follows suit in material and condition providing room for 3. A black and wood applique console races between the buckets and contains not only a storage bin/arm rest but also has the T-handle shifter sprouting from it and controls for the CD changer. This console swoops up with more wood applique over the standard issue ash receptacle door before ending at the main dash panel. The original GM padded black and applique dash is up front and has the speedometer, fuel gauge, and gear selector position all within. The original AM/FM/Cassette radio sits in the middle of the dash below the A/C & heater controls. This clean and original dash is fronted by the factory tilt steering column which shows with the optional cruise control lever before ending at the sporty black plastic 2 spoke steering wheel. Clean black carpeting covers the floors and is protected by original GM rubber floor mats while a black headliner hangs tightly above.
A correct and original 305ci V8 is within a nicely detailed original engine bay. Complete with blue Chevrolet block and heads and topped with a 4bbl carburetor this mill is looking almost as good as the day it was built. All hoses are supple and shiny, and all ducting, wiring and vacuum lines are present and accounted for. On the back is a correct TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a 10-bolt rear axle weighing in with 2.29 gears to round out the drivetrain department.
A solid steel frame gives the backbone to the rust-free floors, all of which show with undercoating and black paint and some unremarkable surface rust. Independent coil springs are on the front and a 4 link with coil springs round out the suspension. Power disc brakes are noted for the front and power drums are seen on the rear, as is power steering to make driving a breeze. A dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers sends spent fossils to the rear of the car.
This car started quickly and ran nicely. All functions worked well, and it has ample acceleration and good handling. The interior had plenty of room, was definitely comfortable and was a trip back in time with all the originality.
With mostly original paint, an original black interior and a mere 43,226 miles clocked since new. This Malibu is one worth taking a look at, as most were cut up for drag cars or modified for street racing, this one has survived the years and careless hands. Well preserved with plenty of care taken by loving owners and now gracing our North Mallway here at the Classic Auto Mall.
27-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
H-305ci V8 4bbl 155hp
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
535597-Sequential Unit Number
05A-1st Week May Build
ST 79 1AW27-1979 Malibu Classic 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY B595597-Baltimore Body #
TR 19V-Black Vinyl
PNT 54L 19T 19A-Light Yellow, Black Vinyl Top
CB4-Padded Vinyl Top
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