Murphy
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Location: Boston Area
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Garage
Vehicle Name Murphy
Year 1968
Make Chevrolet
Model Malibu
Color Triple black
Packages L79, PS, Power 4 piston disc, AC, M21, Convertible, AMFM, 12 bolt with full gauges w/roller tachometer
1968 Chevrolet Malibu
1968 Chevrolet Malibu 1968 Chevrolet Malibu 1968 Chevrolet Malibu
History The last of the L79 in the Chevelle was in 1968. This car is extremely rare especially with AC, gauges with Roller tachometer, 4 piston disc brakes, power steering and power top. After many searches through different forums and Chevy sites it may be the only number matching L79 Ragtop equipped like mine. It is the only one also listed in the L79 Registry. The original rebuilt engine has the original standard forged crankshaft, 30 over - 11 to 1 forged pistons,carburetor and distributor with double hump 2.02 heads, cast iron exhaust manifolds and 151 cam. The CF code 12 bolt 331 gear with posi rear end was completely gone through using carbon fiber clutches as was the M21 4 speed. Nut and bolt restoration and Murphy earned her name "If it can go wrong it will" but in the end she is gonna be great!
Exterior
All necessary body work was done over and the original blue was changed to black as was the interior and convertible top.

Interior
1968 Chevrolet Malibu Interior 1968 Chevrolet Malibu Interior
Completely new Legendary Upholstery throughout. Car was originally a bench seat but was changed over to correct 1968 bucket seats with console.

In-Car Entertainment
With Bluetooth and phone over speakers

Under the Hood
1968 Chevrolet Malibu Under the Hood 1968 Chevrolet Malibu Under the Hood 1968 Chevrolet Malibu Under the Hood
Original L79 327/325 rebuilt to stock specs. Original block, standard forged large journal crankshaft (68 only), forged 11 to 1 pistons, 2.02 heads, intake, carburetor, distributor and cast exhaust manifolds. Originally manual steering but correct 68 power steering was added.

Suspension
1968 Chevrolet Malibu Suspension 1968 Chevrolet Malibu Suspension 1968 Chevrolet Malibu Suspension
Stock with a larger front sway (1 1/8th) bar and addition of a 7/8th rear sway bar. All Moog parts and Bilstein shocks. Original factory 4 piston disk brakes that stop the car on a dime.

Wheel and Tire
1968 Chevrolet Malibu Wheel and Tire 1968 Chevrolet Malibu Wheel and Tire
15x7 Chevy Rally wheels with 235/60/15 Cooper Radials. I also have F60/15 Firestone Wide Oval bias ply and the "fake" 14 inch wire wheel covers
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