1977 Chevrolet Malibu Landau coupe 305 V8 from North America


A true piece of classic American muscle


I have only owned this car for a short period of time, but since I've had it absolutely nothing has gone wrong with it. Before I acquired this car, the front seat has been worn and ripped. Also, the paint has faded and begun to have a crackle look. The dash also had a previous crack in the pad only.

General Comments:

I absolutely love this car. It is a true survivor thus far having almost no rust. Under the landau top you can see slight bubbling, but nothing major or bad. It rides beautifully, performs just as well, and handles amazingly. I am looking to sell the car if anyone is interested. it is nearly 100% stock original, with brand new wheels and tires, and a very very low mileage. If anyone is interested let me know at Charlie.Forsythe@comcast.net. This car is a very rare find since it is all original with no previous body work or evident rust besides the very small spot under the landau top. Make me an offer, I'm looking to get around 4,500.00 or so, but I am open to offers. I'll consider any offers and possible trades as well. Thanks--Charlie.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2003

7th Jan 2006, 19:05

A 1977 Chevy Malibu Landau with a 305 might be referred to as many things, but I've never heard it referred to as "a true piece of classic American muscle". I'm sure that a whole spate of cutting comments will follow your statement, so I won't be the one to start them. I'll just say that I've seen these as decent daily drivers that have been pretty dependable, but would have to draw the line at a 305 being anybody's idea of a muscle car motor, or the '77 Malibu as being anybody's idea of a muscle car. The guys that I know who have tried it basically got marginal improvements in performance, but trashed them by trying to push the little motor to do things it was just never meant to do. Maybe the 327, much better with the 350, and with a 396 then you're unquestionably talking muscle car.