Newstalgia Motors Presents Car No.
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible
This car has found a new home!
However, we'd be happy to locate another one just for you.
- Recent top-quality, show-winning full frame-off restoration!
- 400 CID / 300 HP SBC engine and TH350 Automatic transmission
- 10 bolt Posi rear end and 4-wheel power disc brakes
- Documented 3rd owner with factory Build Sheet
- Appraisal for $39,950 in 2009
The full frame-off restoration was completed in 2009. There are approximately 13,000 miles on this Chevelle since the restoration. The body is in excellent condition with original factory body panels and perfectly uniform panel gaps throughout. There is no evidence of accident or rust damage. The trunk, floors, frame rails and firewall are original and in remarkable condition. During the restoration, the frame was sand blasted and powder coated the correct chassis black along with the floor and trunk panels. All chrome and stainless trim is original and in exceptional condition. All window glass is clear with no pitting or scratches. The exterior is finished in the factory original colors of 2- tone Sunflower Yellow and Placer Gold in base coat clear coat and is remarkably free of blemishes. The Black convertible top is free of any rips, tears, or fading.
The bench seat interior is finished in the factory original Saddle Tan Vinyl. All carpet, door panels, seat covering, kick panels and convertible top boot were replaced during the restoration and are blemish-free. The dash is in good condition with the original dash pad, standard gauge package with everything in operable condition including a working clock, and aftermarket Sirius AM FM stereo system with mp3 and iPod connectivity. All lamps and lenses are original and in excellent condition. The heater and wipers are in excellent working order.
Engine and Driveline
The 400 CID / 300 HP 4-barrel carburetor Small Block Chevy engine and TH350 Automatic transmission have approximately 13,000 miles since being completely rebuilt in 2009. The engine compartment is clean, orderly, no evidence of coolant or oil leaks, and detailed to look original. The engine is nicely appointed with matching Edelbrock "Elite Series" polished cast aluminum air cleaner and valve covers (original factory Red air cleaner and valve covers are included with the car if wanted). The 3-core copper radiator along with every line, hose, bearing, bushing, and seal were replaced during the restoration. A Chevy 10-bolt Posi-traction differential, with no evidence of leaks or seepage brings up the rear. A dual 2 1/2 inch Flowmaster exhaust system was added. The Chevelle is upgraded with 4-wheel power disc brakes and all front and rear suspension and driveline components are either New or rebuilt. New battery, gas tank, fuel sending unit, and steering box. The ride height is stock.
Wheels and Tires
New American Racing Torque Thrust I wheels ride on BFG P245/60R15 radial tires in like-new condition.
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