This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Restomod has a custom style on the outside, feels comfortable and vintage inside, and has an upgraded V8 heart
It makes for an iconic hardtop that knows how to be distinct and fun.
This car goes for a sleek and premium look rather than going the route of a Super Sport clone. The factory gold paint was traded with a more modern electric-like blue that instantly makes an impression. And those airbrushed flames coming off the fender are like a powerful shockwave. So when you take this hardtop out for a sunny Sunday drive, it has an extra radiance and plenty for people to look at as the sunlight dances across the smooth finish. There are some signs of responsible enjoyment because after all, this is out to be a driver’s classic. But you can really tell there’s an overall quality of the fundamentals in the details like the bright chrome bumpers, complete trim, clean lines, and doors that close solid. And those crystal clear headlights work with the clean grille to put a brighter face forward. Plus, the wide dual exhaust tips and those American Torq thrust wheels with 18/20-inch front/rear stagger are instant indicators of the power within.
Black interiors always look great on these Chevelle hardtops. It’s the factory-correct color, but you can tell there have been good investments mixed with good care to retain a deep and dark appearance on the seats, door panels, headliner, and carpeting. We love a good hardtop Chevelle for the way it can cruise all day in comfort. This one continues that tradition with a solid driver’s package. It includes bucket seats, a center console in-between, a classic horseshoe shifter, and new AutoMeter auxiliary readouts for oil, volts, and temp.
Filling the engine bay is a 5.3L LM7 LS-based V8 motor. This may be a younger GM powerhouse, but they went old-school muscle car with the upgrades on this one. So it has a Holley dual-feed four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock high-rise intake, and Dougs headers feeding the dual exhaust. You’ll even spot good supporting components, like the modern coil packs and an MSD electronic ignition. It’s a strong runner, and the three-speed automatic transmission keeps it a good all-around cruiser. Plus, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and grippy ZR-rated tires make for a good anytime driver.
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