This 1967 Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle delivers big fun in a reasonably-priced package and just doesn't seem to be trying too hard to be something it's not. It's the kind of car that a lot of guys would love to own and always figure that they're just too expensive. Well, isn't it time to stop wishing and get into the game?
The creamy white paint is low-key but it definitely enhances the image of this clean-looking Chevelle. This neat A-body has the clean, uncluttered lines that made it one of the most popular muscle cars of all time, yet doesn't advertise with add-ons like an aftermarket hood or fake SS badges. Instead, it's more like the car you might have owned in, say, 1971 when horsepower was cheap and you could get a clean car like this for not a lot of money. Those long quarter panels are straight, body alignment is good, and with a black pinstripe highlighting the body's curves, it has a classic look. At first glance you might not notice that it's a 4-door, but the clean hardtop profile is why Chevelles remain popular year after year and it gives up very little to its 2-door siblings. The paint is good enough to take to the local cruise night, but you won't worry about it if you have to park it somewhere or get caught in the rain. All the chrome bits look quite good, including both bumpers and the stock Chevelle grille, and we sort of like those big bumper guards, which are an unusual period accessory.
Black is really the only choice inside, and the comfortable bench seats wear reproduction seat covers that look right and fit well. As a sedan, there's a great deal of room inside and nobody will complain about the accommodations. The dash is in great shape and this 4-door offers a full complement of gauges, something that a lot of its more sporting siblings omit. A recent wood-rimmed wheel warms things up a bit and there's a custom digital AM/FM radio in the original slot. The soft parts, including the carpets and dash pad, are in great shape and the doors don't sag, which is critical on the pillarless hardtop models like this. It also includes heavy-duty floor mats, a neat accessory cup holder that slots into the dash, and a trunk big enough for a few weeks' worth of travel.
Someone spent wisely on the 327 cubic inch V8 under the hood, which looks right wearing Chevy Orange engine enamel and dress up parts like a chrome air cleaner and finned valve covers. Factory "double hump" heads, HEI ignition, a factory intake manifold, and Holley 4-barrel carburetor help cement the Chevelle's performance legacy, even in small block form, and with a burbling dual exhaust system, it sounds great. Power steering and power brakes are nice additions to a family-friendly cruiser, as is the 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission, which offers effortless cruising. The chassis is in very good condition for being mostly original, with plenty of evidence of its lifetime spent down south. The factory suspension hasn't been altered in any radical way, so it still rides and handles as the factory intended and it sits on 17-inch US Mags wheels with staggered performance radials.
That reasonable price tag doesn't mean someone cut corners, and with a great low-profile look and great road manners, this Chevelle delivers big time bang for the buck. Call today!