From 1964 through to 1972, Malibu was a sub-series / trim-level on the Chevelle line-up offering higher level appointments. In 1978 it became a model line in its own right.
This 1967 Chevy Chevelle Malibu 2-door hardtop is a very nicely restored example of these well-appointed Chevelles. What is refreshing to see is that it isn’t yet another SS396 clone and was brought back up to original condition (apart from the SS396 hood added to accent the beauty).
Apart from the obvious Malibu badges, the main visual distinction of a Malibu was the brightwork on the lower bodyside. Malibu Sedans offered a touch of luxury, the crisp look of a sports model and was a relatively lively car if fitted with a more peppy V8 engine.
Inside, the red interior has been restored to near original condition and compliments the Ermine White exterior perfectly. Even the padded instrument panel is color-keyed.
Checking under the hood we find a 283 cubic inch V8 (195 horsepower) – a $94 option for the Chevelle. This is paired with a Powerglide automatic transmission bring the total drivetrain cost to $289. The 230 cubic inch Turbo-Thrift, six-cylinder engine with a 3 speed manual transmission was standard with the Chevelle.
Other options on this Chevelle Malibu include power steering and power brakes costing the original owner an additional $84 and $45 respectively.
A 1967 model year Malibu 2-door hardtop would have cost you $2,434 back then. Chevrolet sales figures for individual models are a bit vague but we do know that approximately 227,800 Malibu cars were made that year.
This ’67 Chevelle Malibu is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)