Survivors like this 1975 Chevy Malibu coupe usually have fascinating tales to tell, and this is no exception. Purchased new in 1974, it has been in the same family ever since, meticulously maintained by the original owner's son, who tells the story of his no-nonsense mother who always treated the car like something special.
She fell in love on the test drive, and purchased the Malibu on the spot. But before she took it home, she had a few requests, including the plastic seat covers and undercoating, both of which she knew would help keep the car in like-new condition. And she was right. The Light Gray paint and contrasting burgundy padded roof was a color combination that was easy to love, and that's still 1975 Chevrolet paint on every square inch of the car. The car has never been driven in the winter (That's what trucks are for, according to the original owner), and only occasionally in the rain when it was unavoidable. Washed and waxed regularly, with the kind of attention to detail you'd expect from someone who seemed to care so much. Chrome, stainless, and even the padded roof are in excellent condition with no damage and almost no evidence of the past four decades.
Those seat covers were installed on day one, and are the very ones that Virgil Williams installed on the car when it was delivered. The parts department at that same dealership also supplied the large 1-piece protective floor mats that cover the original mats and factory carpet. As a result, this Malibu's interior is as close to new as you'll ever find, beautifully preserved and quite attractive as well. There is absolutely no wear on any of the seating surfaces, the carpets are still like new under that mat, and even the door panels show zero wear-not even a little divot where someone's elbow might have rested. The odometer shows 29,178 miles, and without question that is authentic and correct. The immaculate trunk still offers its original mat over unmarked spatter finish paint, along with a new spare tire on the original wheel and a complete jack assembly.
The 350 cubic inch V8 was trustworthy and economical in the dark days of the mid-70s, and shows signs of conscientious maintenance. With all the work being done by the original owner's son, you know nothing was overlooked. Only service items like hoses, belts, plugs, and wires have been replaced, andf luids have been changed according to time, not mileage. Even when it was parked each winter, the car was regularly started to exercise the engine, keep the battery charged, and ensure that none of the gaskets developed leaks. It does appear that the shocks and exhaust system have been replaced, but otherwise the chassis is clean, with the dealer-applied undercoating fully intact. Recent 215/75/15 whitewall radials have been installed, along with the original hubcaps.
The prototypical little old lady special, this Malibu will be a slam-dunk in preservation class judging. Call today!
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