“The Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is going to save GM from bankruptcy and disaster” — said nobody in 2007. But the Maxx was an interesting take on the 5-door hatchback-ish wagon that is reminiscent of the Olds Cutlass Aeroback or the Corolla Liftback — both of which came out decades earlier. However, the Malibu Maxx SS added a 3.9 liter LZ9 pushrod V6 to the Malibu chassis for an earth shattering 240 horsepower and 240 ft-lbs of torque mated to a 4-speed slushbox. Do you suppose anyone at GM in 2007 even thought that was a sporty or super sporty? Find this 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS offered for $6,500 in Groton, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car comes as a tip from Art who writes: Brown, manual v6, 2door wagon, unfortunately of the suv variety but hey…. pretty good looking rig! And the price seems very reasonable if it shows as good as the ad looks. Find this 1999 Chevrolet Blazer offered for $3800 in Old Lyme, CT via craigslist.
Back in the early 1970s, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an affordable way to get into a big 2-door personal luxury car. It might have not had the style of a Thunderbird or the sporty/upmarket(ish) badge of the Pontiac Grand Prix, but the Monte Carlo was available with a big block and understated styling with overstated gravitational pull. This thing is big. Find this 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo offered for $7500 in Enfield, CT. Tip from Cory.
For 4 generations and 17 years the Chevrolet Nova was a decent sized front-engine rear-wheel-drive economy car from GM. It was called compact, but by today’s standards it was pretty big and by the 1979 it was powered by big gas guzzling V8s and Chevrolet decided to discontinue the model. But it was with some shock when the Nova name was reincarnated with a rebadged version of the AE82 Toyota Corolla for the 1985 model year. Today we’ve got a super love mile version of the 80s Nova built in at the NUMMI plant in Fremont, CA (which is now a Tesla gigafactory) offered for a reasonable price. Find this 1987 Chevrolet Nova Hatchback offered for $5,850 in Elk Grove, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car is about the lowest optioned Chevelle you could have purchased in 1970. Not only does it start with the pedestrian 4-door body, but it has a 250 inline-6 engine mated to a power-glide 2-speed automatic, and it is probably manual steering and manual brakes…but the price is right for a driveable classic that isn’t a rust bucket. Find this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 4-Door offered for $2500 in Bridgeport, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
If you found yourself in the position of being forced to drive a convertible with a Chevrolet LT1 V8, I can imagine you could say no to the ’96 Roadmaster with the “custom” chop-top or the ’95 TTrans Am without a title…but this next car has a title and is an original Vette Convertible with a low 42k miles on it. Find this 1990 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible offered for $12,500 in Pleasant Hill, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
I’m not a big fan of the whole finding cars in barns movement where people pay disproportionately large amounts of money to have the pleasure of pumping more money into restoring an old heap of parts…but sometimes you find a car that might be worth the cost of restoration because the asking price is so far below the going rate of decent version. The subject car might have been stored in the barn, but the reasons for ownership has less to do with the emotional aspects This next car fits into that paradigm, but will depend on the condition of the frame that sits under the fiberglass outer panels. Find this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427 4-Speed offered for $16,500 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.
A white Chevrolet Nova with a red landau roof isn’t something you’d want to admit to buying new in the late 1970s…but today…anybody would be proud to rock this thing every single day of the week. Which makes it almost a crime that the odometer reading is so low on this amalaising piece of automotive art history. Find this 1976 Chevrolet Nova Concours offered for $18,500 in Scottsdale, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Zeke.
The appeal of a vintage truck is never underestimated, but then your rational side kicks in and you realize you don’t have anywhere to put the kids or secure your cargo. That’s when you remember that you could also get the truck with a large cover in a configuration known as the Suburban. It combined all off the rugged hauling junk aspects of a truck with the ability to carry additional people without worrying that they will fly out if you hit a speed bump at speed…and with an LS1 V8 under the hood, you’ll be able to hit some significant speeds with this next thing. Find this 1964 Chevrolet C-10 Suburban bidding for $13,100 in Morganville, NJ via ebay with 3 days to go.
Sometimes you find a car that just makes sense in the first photo. You know what it is, what it does, and why it exists. And then there’s this next car. Each time you click the little “next photo” arrow, you are met with more confusion. What am I looking at? What part of a car is that? Why would…what is…who…where…? Hot tub? Seriously? I’m just so completely confused with this next car…but that doesn’t mean I would drive it every day. Find this 1987 Chevrolet Astro Van offered for $18,500 CAD ($14,858 USD) located in Stratford, ON, Canada via kijiji.ca.