All the stylistic hallmarks that made vintage muscle cars so visually appealing, combined with just the right aftermarket add-ons to create a quality experience behind the wheel. This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Restomod offers outstanding curb appeal, accompanied by a high-powered and lightly travelled modern drivetrain. The term “sleeper” is rarely more properly applied than in this case. The consistently authentic appearance of this Chevy leaves no clues as to the upgraded, versatile power it's packing and as the images of cars you've just passed grow ever smaller in your rearview mirror, their drivers will be left wondering just what's lurking beneath the hood of this classic.
In addition to being thoroughly coveted by muscle car enthusiasts, the Chevelles of this era enjoyed both commercial and critical success - they were justifiably cited as “America's Most Popular Mid-Sized Car.” So the decision to keep the exterior of this '70 in almost entirely stock configuration is certainly easy to understand. It now wears Fathom Blue paint draped over its exterior - it was an original choice on the color chart when the car debuted, so it provides a thoroughly authentic appearance in addition to its consistently smooth finish and deep shine. After nearly a half-century of service, the car still retains its original sheet metal and is very solid and straight. New bumpers are in place both fore and aft and the assortment of chrome and badging is in great shape - in particular the side emblems really pop against their vibrant background.
The blue interior mirrors the color this classic began with and is a faithful recreation of the cockpit this Chevelle featured when it rumbled off the showroom floor. Everywhere you look, you'll see super clean components. Both rows of bench seats wear well fitted vinyl and cloth covers that show no perceptible wear and the matching carpet below seems new as well. Peer through the factory-style steering wheel and you'll see an assortment of Dakota Digital gauges, one of the only deviations from stock inside these doors and certainly a striking add-on. The air conditioning system cools the cabin via in-dash vents and the original AM/FM radio is on board at the center of the dash, still functional. Beneath the deck lid, the trunk area is as clean as you'd expect, given the condition of the rest of the car, and a full-size spare rests inside.
Beneath the hood sits a sizable, electronically fuel-injected 6.2 liter LS3 V8. Lifted from a late model Escalade after it had logged just a scant 1,000 miles, this engine now features a Holley intake manifold and a performance cam that add to its already substantial potency to make for some seriously fun times behind the wheel - it's logged a dyno-tested 409 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. A new fuel tank with an in-tank pump ensures that the engine is properly fed as it pairs with an equally modern 6 speed automatic transmission geared to take full advantage of its considerable muscle while making city driving conditions tolerable - and just imagine the looks you'll get cruising through town in this ride! A Flowmaster dual exhaust sends just the right note through the tailpipes. Power steering makes this classic easy to maneuver, while power brakes that feature discs up front bring its set of 14” color matched wheels to prompt stops.
Configured to exacting standards via a meticulous and well-documented restoration while offering plenty of dependable, smile inducing power, this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Restomod is an outstanding example of what its aftermarket niche is all about. Call today!