1969 Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle
The storied Chevelle is one of those timeless designs that looks good no matter how it’s built. Stock, modified, race, pro-touring, whatever; the clean lines and balanced stance on these tough classics create a confident swagger that’s universally admired. That means, if you’re looking to ride in style, you really can’t go wrong with a Chevrolet A-Body. And when you factor in this ride’s big block drivetrain, tastefully restored interior and first rate, all-American sheet metal, you get the picturesque profile of an incredible muscle car!
For consignment a Chevrolet Malibu from 1969. This full on custom Pro-Street car was built over a period of 5 years by the prior owner and then featured in the May 1999 issue of GM High-Tech Performance, finally purchased by our consignor 2 years after the build was finished and kept on private display until recently. While the overall original appearance has been retained, but now sporting more of a drag car look in Pro-Street form along with huge rear tires, a monster big block mill with a list of parts that reads like the who’s who of speed components and a mid 9 second quarter mile capability even with the factory’s less than ideal aerodynamics, this Chevy is one to kick ass and take names.
A side view has this car setup for a permanent lunging forward look thanks to the perfectly neutral stance of the suspension. To add to the effect, it is bathed in a pearl white paint. Most of the side trimmings have been left off, and the only chrome still seen is the door handles, rear view mirror, and brightwork around the passenger’s compartment glass. Up front, dual headlights frame a black egg crate grille with integral trim spear and lead back to a pair of fiberglass fenders and a fiberglass cowl induction hood with a scoop added atop. These fenders are held to the body with Dzus pins and extra traditional hood pins for the rear of the hood. A nicely curving rear glass melts seamlessly into the fiberglass trunk lid and moves to the back of the car where angled inward tail lighting is seen on each corner. If the taillights seem a bit out of place to you, it’s not your eyes playing tricks, they’re from a Pontiac Beaumont, the cousin to the Malibu from the Great White North. Pearl white fiberglass bumpers are on both ends of the car and in the back, we see a fabricated aluminum wing along with wheelie bars to keep things from going too far skyward and a parachute to help things come to a stop on the big end. 15 inch Centerline wheels are wrapped in 26×7.50-15’s in front, and steamroller-esque 33×18.50-15s on back for handling all that horsepower.
Nicely straight black vinyl covered door panels are on the inside of the 2 doors, along with some billet style cranks and door actuators. Moving inside, very little is left of the original interior, the rear seat has been removed to accommodate the aluminum wheel tubs. This brushed and bead rolled aluminum pattern continues on the rear inner side panels. An orange padded menagerie of roll cage tube encompasses the interior keeping both the driver and front seat passenger safe. Dual racing bucket seats with black vinyl covering flank the fabricated aluminum transmission tunnel with the B&M shifter, fire extinguisher and small fan to keep the driver cool while sitting in the staging lanes. The original dash has been removed in favor of more fabricated sheet aluminum. Within this custom dash is a full on display of AutoMeter gauges along with a Line Master delay box and a MSD 7AL-2 Plus ignition controller. A snazzy Grant GT rally style steering wheel is fronting this updated dash. On top of the dash are more warning lights for shifting and other engine functions. Black carpet, in very nice condition, provides the backdrop for this full on custom interior.
As we lift off the hood we can unequivocally say “Toto we are not in Kansas Anymore!”. Here we see a large consigner stated 468 ci V8 stuffed into the engine bay. Our consignor states this engine is based off of a 1989 LS6 engine but no paperwork is included to substantiate this claim. A consignor stated Stahl camshaft with .7395″ of lift actuates the large Manley 2.25 intake & 1.88 exhaust valves that are fitted into the ported and flow tested Dart 320 cylinder heads. Feeding the copious amounts of fuel and air are 8 individual Kinsler stacks with 2.89″ throttle plates and 83lb/hr fuel injectors. Dual SX fuel pumps rated at 1000hp feed this Kinsler DFI set up. Bolted to the back is an ATI TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with a 4,200rpm stall converter which sends power rearward to a Ford 9″ axle with a spool and 3.89 Precision Ring & Pinion gears, 35 spline Summers Brother axle and spool. The engine is a very nice presentation with a concerto of cast aluminum, polished aluminum valve coverings, and it’s making use of all braided stainless-steel hoses, and high output wiring. Lookin’ good under this hood.
A fine coating of surface rust covers the undercarriage. Floor pans, rockers, and suspension parts are involved, but no structural integrity has been compromised. Disc brakes are up front as well as the factory Malibu independent coil spring suspension now with Koni racing shocks and front disc brakes. In the back, a S&W Race Cars provides the back half kit to accommodate the large rear tires and a ladder bar with adjustable coil overs are seen for the suspension as well as drum brakes. Hooker Super Comp headers snake their way down to meet up with mammoth sized 4″ exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers.
While I wanted to wheel this skate, the tight confines with the roll cage and my ample frame made it nearly impossible for me to enter and there was a good chance that Crisco and the local fire department would have to be involved with my exit, so I let my muscle car aficionado and partner in crime take the wheel. A quick fire up, and on the test track is performed just swimmingly. Huge horsepower, lightning fast acceleration and adequate stopping let you know that this car, while street legal, is definitely more at home on the 1/4 mile.
A nice example of the Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle. Built to be a serious 1/4 mile contender but retain some of the street legal manners. Is it crude, yes…is it loud, hell yes…is it fast, fast enough to change the color of your skivvies if you aren’t prepared, but it will bring a smile to your face and put fear in the heart of any competitor who may dare to challenge you. Check out our West Mallway and be ready to feel the true Heartbeat of Today’s Chevrolet!
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
G-Framingham, MA Assy Plant
326791-Sequential Unit Number
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Location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania, United States