22nd Feb 2009, 23:44

My grandfather bought a 1974 Chevelle new in May of 74, he's been gone now for almost 20 years. My uncle had control of the car until recently, he gave me the car, it's been sitting in the garage for over 20 years and I plan on getting her back on the road this spring.

One of the greatest gifts I could have ever wanted, I plan to keep it a very long time.

I've got a set of vette rallies for it and will be cruisin the streets of Niagara Falls this summer.

Oh, I forgot to mention that it has only 22,000 original miles on it.

12th Jul 2009, 16:58

My first car was also a 1976 Malibu classic. Beautiful maroon color with matching interior, rally wheels, raised white letter tires and full dual exhaust. My best friend put on a thin silver pin strip from the front corner to the end of the doors. Waxed it every Saturday at the park. KILLED me to have to get rid of it.

About 6 years ago I found a '76 in good shape, ran it for a couple years, but had to garage it for repairs. It has 120K original on it and runs strong. It still needs exhaust work has minor body damage and interior has a few rips. I'm at a crossroad. Would it be worth putting more into this or sell it? If I sell what would it be worth? I "could" live without, but I hate to be so close to the prize and let it go. I'm not looking for a buyer here, just suggestions if you have them.

Keep the ride alive.

17th Jul 2009, 12:47

My wife had a 75 Chevelle when we got married but it had seen it's better days. I sold it and got her a new car. Years later I got her another 75 Chevelle and then my daughter a 76 Chevelle for her first car. Only 54K on the car when I got it for her - around 80K now.

Had all body work done and both repainted. It is hard and expensive to locate NOS parts for these years. I found 1/4 window trim on eBay but paid dearly.

We have since lost interest in these cars and have tried to sell them for a year but get no interest here in Tulsa. I guess I will branch out more to see if there is interest anywhere else.

21st Aug 2009, 21:11

"A great indestructible car, I want to get another to replace it!"

If it's indestructible, then why are you replacing it? LOL. No car is indestructible buddy. Not your Malibu, not some other guy's Taurus, not the next guy's Corolla. All cars can break.

9th Sep 2009, 15:43

21:11 you simply rebuild. I just helped restore a 57 Corvette, a parts donor, a mess, but it can be done.

13th Sep 2009, 18:34

Mine is a 76 Malibu Classic two door. It was a real one owner granny car. Always garaged. Only 39,000 original miles. The black interior is just like it came from the showroom.

First order of business after driving it home 90 miles has to be the suspension... it's comfy but kind of like riding in a boat... LOL

Bought new shocks with springs attached and plan to set them at the original ride height.

Keeping it all original on the exterior...ie; sleeper.

Going old school on the engine except for AFR 210 cc heads. Just couldn't justify the price of the old double humps, rebuilt.

Duals, BFG G FORCE SPORT tires, size, 225/60R/15.. they are less than $100.00 each and are V rated!!!

Also, going with a dual plane intake with an old AFB 650 I have been holding onto.

Can't decide on the transmission.. prob wind up with a built 700 R4 for fuel economy.

The finishing touch is a Duntov 30/30 camshaft from the fifties... it has an incredible lope and I used to run this GM stick in my race cars (there are two, but the high lift is the good one).

Same problem as everyone else with small parts. Namely the trim for the 1/4 window... gonna try a jeweler and see if he can make two for me although I only need one.

Going to remove the vinyl top and the paint shop says they can spray with a semi gloss and get a similar effect. If I don't like it then I can just replace the black vinyl.

Oh, and mine has factory A/C, a huge plus here in the Piedmont area of Georgia.

Well that's about it for now.. other than to mention the car is factory yellow and that won't change.



2nd Nov 2009, 08:50

I'm wanting to know what a 2 door 76 Malibu Classic is worth? Needs a paint job, but runs great, nothing wrong with the car, it's in good condition.

27th Dec 2009, 18:45

I have been restoring my white 76 Malibu for the past 2yrs, only have a couple pieces of the puzzle missing. The interior will be complete as soon as I find the interior wall panels/trim, the headliner trim, mine has dry-rotted so bad it crumbles to the touch. Please help, email me @ damonsean73@yahoo.com.

14th Mar 2010, 14:26

I am the proud owner of a 1976 Malibu Classic 4-door, I bought the car last year with 92k miles on it. It still has 92k miles because I'm not old enough to drive yet. I love my car so much though, it has a 305 and the original paint job (which is cracking. I need a gas tank, carburetor rebuild, and some bondo on all fenders. I was surprised to see other people love these cars too. I've been told I will never find the pieces of rubber on the bumper, and chrome accents, is this true? I want to know. Everything else on my car is great, even the landau roof (surprisingly) Pretty nice for $800, I thought.

23rd Mar 2010, 00:42

I have a 1974 Chevelle Malibu classic 4 door. Just got the motor done.. and if anybody knows where I can get some doors for it, please help, my email is scratch.r.die@gmail.com

7th Oct 2010, 13:01

We have a 1977 Chevy Malibu 2 door. It's in pretty good condition, only has 70 000 miles on it. I got it from my grandfather last year.

We changed the brakes about 4 or 5 months ago. The shocks may need changing. The interior is a bit messed, seat cover torn in the front, but the back is all good. The dashboard is a bit faded because it must have sat in the sun for a while. The engine still purrs... it's a beauty. The outside doesn't have damage, except for a little nudge here and there, but really not too bad.

I was just wondering, how much could I get for this car? We are going back home and we need to sell it ASAP! Thanks for the help!

7th Oct 2010, 16:50

"A great indestructible car, I want to get another to replace it!"

If it's so great and so indestructible, why do you need to replace it?? Just sayin'!

5th Mar 2011, 20:29

I own a 1976 Malibu Classic 4-door (92k miles). This car is great and only requires a little more work to be street legal. BTW, if any of you guys look at this page, I request that you go to www.g3gm.com. It is a great site for people with 73-77 GM A-Bodies. They have guys all over the place.