<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pudekuf:
Nice site but i couldnt find out what i was looking for (not that its not there) Just wondering how you can tell if you have a chevelle or a Malibu? Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place.
This question is probably unanswerable since Chevrolet used names with such inconsistency. I scanned (and cropped for 67-68) a page from a GM Parts & Accessories parts book that shows the model designations for 67 and 68 Chevelles
. Be aware that some models were 67 only and some were 68 only. For some reason they chose to put them in one listing however.
There were a lot of names but by looking at the model code numbers, you can tell the difference between them. And looking at Production Numbers
however makes it easier to tell which are 67 and which are 68. A blanket statement that says a Malibu is a trim option on the Chevelle is not exactly true in all cases.
From Chevrolet's own Fingertip facts:
The Chevelle 300 and Chevelle 300 Deluxe 2-dr sedan could not have Malibu trim; the Malibu was not available in 67 as a 2-dr sedan. The Chevelle 300 could only be had in a 2-dr sedan or 4-dr sedan. The Chevelle 300 Deluxe could only be had in a 2-dr sedan, 4-dr sedan, or 4-dr 2-seat wagon.
The Malibu could be had in a 4-dr sedan, sport sedan, sport coupe, convertible, and
4-dr 2-seat station wagon.
The SS is called a Chevelle and not a Malibu (upgrade if you will) but was only available as a Sport Coupe or Convertible.
I think many of us are guilty of simply staging the models from bottom to top based on cost and (perceived) desirability, i.e., Chevelle, Malibu, SS.
BTW, if you just hit the Team67 Information page
there are links for the Cowl Tags-VIN, Production Numbers, and Fingertip Facts along with other info on 67's. All compiled from GM literature and smart folks here on TC.
: Forgot. There were no BB Chevelles in 67 that weren't Super Sports - unless you count the El Camino. Not a Super Sport in 67 but could be had with the big block.
TC Gold #92/ACES #1709
67 SS & 67 Elky
Midwest Chevelle Regional Governing Council
Integrity: If you have it, it doesn't matter - If you don't have it, it doesn't matter.
[This message has been edited by Dale McIntosh (edited 01-29-2002).]