ORIGINAL 307 V8, CODE 40 BUTTERNUT YELLOW, PROTECT-O-PLATE, NEW A/C, SUPER CLEAN
There's not a lot of over-hyped prose on this lovely 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu. In fact, it's one of the most honest cars we've seen recently and aside from some flashy wheels, it's almost completely stock. No fake SS upgrades, no big bock swap, and finished in its original color combination, this is simply a great old Chevy with no stories.
There were a lot of colors on the menu in 1969, with this car wearing a particularly handsome coat of code 40 Butternut Yellow. Bright and clean, it looks fantastic on the A-body sheetmetal and it's this car's original color. Fit and finish are good, so you can see that this car would be a great choice if you like using your collector cars as, you know, actual cars. Drive it to work on nice days and look forward to your drive home in the evening, take it to dinner on Friday night and don't worry about gawkers in the parking lot, then spend Sunday cleaning it up so you can do it all over again next week. It worked in 1969 and it works even better today. The paint shines up nicely, the gaps are decent all around, and like I said, there aren't any fake stripes or badges getting in the way of what really is a nice Malibu. A black pinstripe accentuates the Malibu's sleek look and with the lower rocker areas painted gray, it looks trim and lean. The bumpers were bright chrome that looks great and works well with the shiny stainless trim on the rest of the car.
Unusual is one way to describe the beautiful Parchment bucket seat interior, and again that's how it was built when it was new. The seat covers, door panels, and black carpets are all recent, and it all has a bright, clean look that works beautifully with the Butternut Yellow paint. Gauges cover only the basics, but their bright, clear markings and orange needles make them easy to see from behind the wheel and the usual auxiliary gauges were added under the dash. The factory AM radio is gone, replaced by a newer AM/FM unit with digital tuning and yes, this is indeed a factory A/C car, featuring modern components under the hood for reliability. It also includes power steering and brakes, making it an easy, comfortable cruiser for any driver and one that you don't have to think twice about getting in and hitting the road. The trunk is finished in correct spatter paint and comes with lots of room for luggage on long road trips.
The original 307 cubic inch V8 still lives under the hood and it proudly wears the badges to prove it. Recently detailed under the hood, it wears its stock air cleaner assembly and bright Chevy Orange paint on the block, heads, and tinwork, and again, it's not trying to be something it's not. No big aftermarket carburetors and it still uses the stock cast iron exhaust manifolds to feed a mellow single exhaust system, it's just a nice-running V8 that gets the job done. A PowerGlide 2-speed automatic transmission and a 10-bolt rear end deliver reliable performance without any fussing and it's quite clean underneath, indicative of its 79,591 original miles. Brand new 17-inch Torque Thrust wheels have been fitted and wear fresh 225/50/17 radials.
Forget high-dollar clones and even higher-dollar big block SS models, all you really need is an awesome color combination, a burbling V8 exhaust note, and lots of road ahead of you. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 307 V8
- Transmission Type
- 2 Speed Automatic
- Transmission Spec
- Body Color
- 79,591 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Shifter Type
- Center Console