This 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle is a secretly rewarding coupe. That's because beneath the investments in a very custom interior and exterior lies a highly original V8 heart.
The paintwork on this one is worth the value price alone. After all, the 1972 Chevelle Malibu body was one of the meanest designs around, and this is only amplified by the full custom appearance. The Gunmetal Gray is modern paint, and it has been applied with enough clearcoat to give this great depth. And the shine is so nice that they could paint over the traditional brightwork areas like the bumpers and not lose any overall luster. Plus, this chrome-free appearance gives this classic a modern flair. The wide orange stripe outlined in silver is a bold way to highlight our favorite curves on the final year for the hardtop design. And the custom elements don't end with the paint. The power bulge in the cowl hood and large Boss 20-inch wheels make this one look like its ready for a magazine cover.
There's more custom work inside, too. The houndstooth bucket seats are a great Chevy icon and a very welcomed custom addition. After all, they not only look great, but also you'll never think twice about hopping in on a hot day with your shorts on. And going for a drive anytime is exactly what this custom Malibu was built to do. That's why it has great features like the upgraded AM/FM CD stereo and factory air conditioning. The two-spoke factory steering wheel gives you a commanding view of all the important readouts. So not only is that extra-long speedometer unobstructed, but also you can also see the auxiliary gauges and large SunPro tach with ease.
Under the hood is a 350 cubic-inch small-block V8. This very honest-looking motor is the same one that was installed at the Van Nuys, California factory 45 years ago. And while there are plenty of performance upgrades available at a reasonable price, we are kind of excited about how this one already looks. After all, there's something kind of cool about pulling up in a full custom machine, and then surprising everyone when you lift the hood to showcase a survivor-grade engine bay. Plus, a car that is this factory-correct and has been treated to good maintenance means a V8 that fires up reliably and runs smoothly. And if this is starting to sound like a great vehicle for cruising, then the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and the grip of modern ZR rated tires will absolutely convince you.
A great custom coupe with an original heart. This is a truly distinctive Malibu offered at a gone-tomorrow price. Call today!!!