I have reached the point where life is forcing me to sell the Malibu. Is some ways I don't want to let it go and in some ways I will be glad to see it go. My car doesnt have a garage to live in so it wears a cover 24/7. Actually, it wears two covers and a plastic sheet between them to keep water from settling in unwanted places.
The details on the car are as follows:
-1965 Malibu NOT and SS car.
-The car was redone to about 75% and made into a driver a few years ago.
-The car was in a minor accident a few years ago
and that is what started the resto work on the car.
-The body was gone through and had full quarters, fenders, door skins and
core support replaced as far a panel replacement
-There are some small rust spots on the car
One is on the passenger side of the hood down by the lettering about
2"x2" it has bubbled up through the paint
There are two small spots of rust on the window channels. One at the
bottom of the windshield and one at the bottom of the rear glass. Typical
but not too bad.
-Floors are great. Trunk floor is ugly but not bad enough to need replacing.
Sanding and some paint would be the extent of the work. Nothing rotted
-Every single piece of trim on the car was replaced
-The interior is a 7-8 out of 10.
-Glass is pretty good. Might need to be polished
-Bumpers are repops but are pretty nice.
-Weatherstrips were all new when I redid the car. The vent windows need
to be rebuilt.
-The suspension is old and creeky. The car drives straight and feels decent
it just needs a bushing set to tighten it back up
-The car has 4-wheel manual drum brakes that stop the car very well
-I had the TH350 rebuilt at a local trans shop by a friend with a B&M kit
and a B&M transpak shift kit. I also added a B&M 3k converter with
-1971 400ci block, 30 over. 406ci
Scat forged crank and rods
Ross forged pistons compression is right under 10.5:1
Milodon HV oil pump
Stock style pan
Lunati solid flat tappet cam 256/270 .533/.549 112* (lift is with 1.6 rockers)
Lunati solid flat tappet lifters
Dart Iron Eagle 215cc heads with 72cc chambers
Gold 1.6 rockers
Weiand dual plane aluminum intake
Holley 9381 830cfm carb
MSD 6AL, Pro Billet Distributor, MSD wires
-Stock open 10-bolt
-B&M carbon Pro-Stick on a custom mount
-Summit sport seats on a set of mounts that I made. They are had mounted
directly to the floor for maximum headroom and the sliders still work great.
Access to the rear seat is still very good. Im 6'2", 260lbs and I can get
into the back seat very easily.
-Delta headlight housings with replaceable H4 bulbs and relays wired in to
make sure the headlights are as bright as they can be. 13.5v constant.
-March Alternator bracket
-Autogage tach and Sunpro gauges
-Be Cool aluminum radiator and electric fan
-external transmission cooler
The car will need:
-repair of the rust spots mentioned
-suspension bushings replaced to tighten up the feel of the car
-body bushings will need to be replaced as well
-trunk redone as mentioned
-The factory gauges do not work Im sure it is the factory wiring that is the
culprit so replacing the would be a good idea. Electrically, everything except
for the gauges, dash lighting and dome light work.
-If I were keeping the car I would buy the AAW Classic Update kit and
replace all of the wiring.
-The grille and headlight trim doesnt fit very well and is a little bent up. Not
noticeable from 10-ft away but if you get close you can see that it doesnt
fit like it should. I attribute it to aftermarket trim fitment...
I think I have listed most everything. This post got a little long lol. Link is to a photobucket album with a bunch of pictures of the car. Some of the pictures are from before the work was done some are after.
What I would like to know is how much to list the car for sale for. I realize I will never get my money back and that is ok. What I want to know is how much should I expect to get. I dont want to list the car for 15K if there is no chance of getting that. I also dont want to list the car for too little and cheat myself out of some very badly needed money. Thanks for looking.
Ill try to answer anything I can. If you read this much, thanks!
Pics : http://s188.photobucket.com/user/wil...?sort=3&page=1