1976 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic from North America - Comments

19th Mar 2003, 11:37

I am the owner of a '76 Malibu Classic 2-dr, V-8, that was my first car! It has been stored most of its life and still has the original buckskin tan paint on it! The interior looks never sat in as I have covered even the carpet (and dash) with automotive fabric. This car has 72K and has never even had the valve covers off! I would like to know if anyone knows where I can get the wheel moulding trim (new) at?

Thanks.

23rd Apr 2003, 22:12

4-24-03 LOVE MY 1976 MALIBU! I am the original owner of a 2-door 1976 Malibu Classic, bright green with all white interior. The exterior of the car is in excellent condition (no dents and has never had accident damage); however the inside window moldings have become brittle and crack easily. I have been unable to locate replacement parts either new or after-market. Does anyone know where I can order these moldings, both front and rear windows (must be new and not salvage yard). I would even be interested in having the interior "customized" provided I could locate a reliable person. I am located in central Oklahoma. Leave comment and/or information in this web site and I will look for it. Thanks.

8th Jun 2003, 13:45

Hi I own a 1977 chevy Malibu classic. I am thinking of selling. she is in good condition, in fact I am still reluctant to sell as my new car would never be able to stand the beating a car such as my Malibu would. I now own a 1986 Iroc. It is fast as hell, but would crumble should I wreck. I do love the Malibu, however its not show like the other ones I have seen over the net. It is in good shape new interior & carpet, except for the dash and the paint she is cherry. My dad is a Certified Master Tech who takes pride in his cars. He also has a 72 Monte Carlo & a 70 long bed which all have the same 350 engine in them. He has no idea I am here now telling you I want to sell.

He would kick my butt. As these cars are considered the best of the era. My question is how much should I ask? the Kelly blue book says its only got a resale of- get this $800... but it is wort much much more than that even if it did not run!! So can you offer some input.

Like I said, it is in good condition and runs great!

Its got four doors and is green in color. It does need paint, but has new interior, stock rally wheels etc.

Agian 1977 Malibu Classic 4-door in good shape, never been abused in any way. I do have a love for these cars as they don't make them like this anymore.

3rd Sep 2003, 23:07

Hello...

I am the lucky owner of a 1976 Malibu Classic. The car was given to me by my grandfather for my 15th birthday. I am 26 now and the car has been by my side ever since. My grandfather ordered the car with swivel buckets and ralley wheels, silver on black, Auto 2brl 305. I rebuilt the engine and went.030 over, Flat Top pistons, RV Cam, Aluminium Intake with Quadra Jet, Dual Exhaust, and put a shift kit in the TH350. I repainted it to the factory silver, however, it needs a new paint job again. Someone decided it needed a pinstripe down the entire passenger side.

Yeah somebody keyed it. I went to a fairly wealthy high school and the guys in their Mercedes and BMW's were jealous of this car. They decided to do this... I caught them because they were bragging about it. Moral of the story... The Malibu gets its revenge!

Back to the car...

I have shown the car many times and taken lots of trophies. These cars are more hard to find these days in good condition, and I get about two to three offers for it a year. Someday I hope that this car will put my kids through college. Hey, a guy has to dream that if he keeps his car long enough, it will someday be worth a whole lot of money. Well maybe these cars won't...but I have sold every Corvette I have owned and kept the Malibu. You can't say I am not thinking positively!

These cars are timeless and if you ever have the opportunity to purchase one, call me and I'll buy it! :)

Erik in North Carolina.

27th Apr 2004, 18:15

I am also lucky enough to own a 1976 Malibu Classic 350 2bbl 2 door coupe with the rally wheels and all numbers matching. It only had 52,000 miles when I grabbed it from a friend of mine who bought it for the motor and transmission which he was planning to put in his truck. I have had it for almost 12 years now and my son and I started restoring it 2 years ago. It only gets driven in the summer when the weather is nice as it now has a place of honor in my garage. My son and I are planning to enter it in a few shows this coming summer. The body is not completely perfect as my son was 4 years old and "helped" sand it and get it ready for paint. This makes it all the more special to me. The only thing left to do to it is get the seats re-done and the carpet replaced as there are a few cig burns in them from when I used to smoke. {Smoking is a No No anywhere near the car now. The ashtray holds a good amount of change though!) Some day I will probably hand it down to my son when he is old enough to drive and take proper care of it. It really is just about the best car I have ever owned, except for the 68 Malibu convertible I had when I was a youth.

4th Jan 2005, 13:39

I never knew that that there was such a strong interest in the Malibu Classic series.

19th Feb 2005, 21:26

I am a 16 year old high school sophomore and I just bought my first car. it is a 1976 Malibu Classic 2-door with the 350 v-8. I love it. I just replaced the 2-barrel carburetor for a 4-barrel Demon to give it some power. My friend has a 69 mustang and I can blow his away. I was thinking about adding a duel exhaust and getting a paint job and would appreciate any advice or comments. I would also welcome any ideas on other ways to improve my baby.

-Luke, Indianapolis, IN

email:lucas324001@yahoo.com.

6th Jul 2005, 14:46

Hey I'm so glad I found others who are Malibu Classics fanatics! I have the 1976 Malibu Classic and it was my first car. The car was originally my sister's that I took over payments for back in my sophomore year (I think) in high school. She says she bought it used at a dealership.

Anyway I've tried to keep it 'cherry' but the rust is getting the best of the car. I no longer drive it at all if there is a hint of rain.

It is my dream to fully restore the car, but don't know where to go...I've had other body shops turn me away because of the extensive rust damage...

I live in SAN JOSE, CA. So if anyone knows other enthusiasts in the area or recommend any shops for me to check out I would appreciate it!!!

Thanks!

Malibu76@msn.com (On the subject line add the word "car" otherwise I may delete it)