This 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Wagon is a reliable driver that features a few modern parts to improve the comfort and to ensure that it is ready for daily use. It successful drove a 1,500-mile road trip without any problems. It is powered by a 350 ci V8 engine that received some upgrades included new valves, headers, a Thumper cam, dual exhaust, and a Quick Fuel 600CFM carburetor. To keep the engine cool, a modern aluminum radiator has been installed. The 350 is then connected to a TH350 transmission that has a shift kit. The interior also received a few upgrades including a classic-style modern radio. The ride has lowered by 2” for a sportier stance.
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This full-sized wagon is 200 inches long and comes in a classic Nantucket Blue finish which is believed to be the original paint job. It rides on fresh 15×7’’ Rallye wheels with hubcaps and trim rings and fitted with new tires. The Nantucket Blue finish looks well done and has a soft glow. Although there is some overspray found on the door seals, they are nothing major and can easily be amended.
The body looks perfectly straight and solid. Although there are some signs of aging on the chrome works, it is still a very solid wagon. Of course, it is not show-quality but it is good enough for a regular driver.
The interior looks solid and clean as well. It looks completely stock except for the few upgrades which aren’t that noticeable. The stereo system is very modern with an MP3 compatibility but still looks like a classic radio. Some gauges have also been added such as a tachometer mounted on the steering column. The power windows are still functional but the 4-switch panel is no longer working properly. This Wagon has around 97,000 miles which is believed to be the original mileage.
The rear and front seat upholstery look greats and the freshly added black carpets fit perfectly. Except for the missing trim pieces on the rear side windows, the interior is complete. The seats look comfortable for long cruises.
The rear features a large cargo area and still looks stock except for the floor mounted twin speakers. The tailgate window can easily be folded up and down using the key but the switch mounted on the dash is not working properly.
Under the hood, everything looks clean. The 350 ci V8 engine received a new 1.94” valve upgrade which was commonly used by 4-barrel cars in before the late 1980s. There are some rusts under the battery tray which have been partially mended and will need to be fully repaired in the near future.
The TH350 transmission was rebuilt, and a shift kit and a 2,500 rpm stall converter were added. The booster, master cylinder, and power steering box are all freshly added. Aside from the leak near the transmission pan, this Malibu wagon is mechanically solid and a reliable driver.
The underbelly of this Malibu also looks solid with no major rust or damages. There are also no signs that it has undergone major repairs. All of the suspension parts look clean and solid as well. This 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Wagon is a great classic driver. A few more upgrades and repairs are always welcome to extend the life of this classic family wagon.
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