Don’t Call Me Chevelle- 1978 Chevy Malibu Classic

The new for 1978 Malibu took the Chevelle’s place in the Chevy line up.  The A-body Malibu went through similar downsizing and weight loss program that the Impala went through.  It would not be a stretch to think of the square jawed Malibu as the American Volvo 240.  Today’s Malibu is particularly noteworthy because it has a measly 22,000 miles on the odometer.  It is pretty shocking to find a forty year old non collector car in this mint of condition.  Find this 1978 Chevy Malibu Classic for sale in Albany, NY for $3,495 via craigslist.

Here is the information the seller has provided:

Totally restored 6 year restoration 1978 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 4 door
sedan. 22,000 miles. V8 engine, automatic transmission, rust and sound
proofed. Must see to appreciate this classic beauty . Only serious
inquires please . This car needs nothing more than to be driven. Many
spare parts to be included with purchase .I am the second owner and knew
the original buyers who purchased it at LEARYS CHEVROLET in Cornwall, NY. 

The 305 ci engine was only good for 135 horsepower when new.  Most any modern GM V8 would at least double the stock horsepower.  What would be your engine swap of choice for this Bu’?

The tan vinyl bench seats have zero lateral support and are only an application of Amour All away from feeling like a freshly Zamboni-ed sheet of ice.

See another car that has only averaged 550 miles a year since the Carter administration? email

Cory is hoping to have clear weather on Saturday to make a junkyard run down to Baltimore.