Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
When you're shopping for a cool car, you'll linger a while longer than you should on the temperamental, rip snorting muscle cars that can lift the tires off of the ground. And for some, the irritation of constant tune ups, buying race gas, and living with a monster is totally worth it. For most people, though, this clean 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu makes a lot more sense. Handsome good looks, strong small block 400 V8 power, a comfortable interior, and a friendly automatic transmission make this a car your family will beg to ride in every chance they get.
Outside, the original Code 50 Gobi Beige was professionally swapped for Teal Blue Metallic with plenty of sparkle, and it's nice to see they didn't try to turn it into another boring red SS clone instead. First, the color is an updated version of a period correct shade so it doesn't stand out like a sore thumb, yet it will always be unique at shows. Secondly, it goes great with the black interior and black vinyl top. And lastly, it was finished to an above-average, driver-quality standard that means it can be shown-off with pride. It's kind of refreshing to see a Chevelle with a simple, plain hood and a two-tier grille, and we have to admit that it's a lot more attractive than the fake SS units with all those obnoxious bolt-ons we so often see. Since this Chevelle was well kept and thoroughly restored, all of the brightwork and chrome you see is new, and it's in great shape, adding a little dress-up to the otherwise low-key A-body. The factory "Chevelle" and "Malibu" script and fender emblems are still in their original places, too, including the "350" badges. Nothing fake about this one!
Inside everything is fresh and in great shape, featuring nice black vinyl upholstery on the bench seats, plush carpets on the floor, and tidy matching door panels that tie it all together. The black upholstery is always a popular choice and obviously works well with the blue bodywork, and it was all professionally installed so it fits just like the factory called for. Sit down and get comfortable behind the factory steering wheel for a moment, this cabin is a great place to be. Factory gauges are in place and augmented with a column-mounted tachometer and a couple units below the dash, the dash pad is in excellent shape and free of any cracks, and the only notable modifications are the B&M floor shifter atop the trans tunnel and the Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo head unit in the original radio's location. Pop the trunk and check out the solid pans, clearly showing that this Chevelle Malibu has nothing to hide.
Under the hood you'll find a powerful 400 cubic inch V8 small block that's been beautifully detailed inside the all-stock engine bay, and has been Dyno-rated at 370HP and 386 lb.-ft. of torque. With a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, HEI ignition, and a performance intake, it still idles at factory specs, gets decent gas mileage (for an American V8 that is), and should run practically forever with proper maintenance. The open-element air cleaner is a slick performance upgrade and matches the Comp Cams black valve covers, and other than the modern power brake system and red-top Optima battery, everything is pretty much as you'd see it back in the muscle-car era. Long-tube headers feed an H-pipe full dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers underneath so it sounds great and the 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission snaps through the gears just like it should, and is built to handle the power thanks to a Circle D convertor, trans cooler, and 2400 stall. It's incredibly solid underneath and with an aluminum driveshaft, power steering and 4-disc power brakes, it's easy to manage for just about anybody. Period-correct SS mags add an aggressive touch and are wrapped in white-letter 225/70/15 front and 275/60/15 rear Cooper Cobra radials at all four corners.
This car runs a drives great and looks even better. Small enhancements make a big impression and the subtle look will stand out in an ocean of "me too" clones and fakes. Call today!
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