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General Information

Name
Barbie
Year
1968
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Chevelle Malibu
Color
Grecian Green / White Vinyl top
History
Second car I ever owned... others have come and gone but I saved this one. It was my dream to own a 68 Chevelle Malibu or SS model.
I found one and she was beat but she was mine now and I had huge plans to restore her while I was driving her...life doesn't work like that.
Car has been off the road since 1982 first Photo and was bought for $2500 in 1980. It ran... well sort off at least until a dump truck pushed me off the narrow one lane road... He won! See second pic in gallery.
It was painted a different green I think that ford green the maverick came in...!
The white interior was clean as clean as white can be after 14 years.
The rear window leaked so the previous owner used a nail to create drain holes in the floor rather than re seal the window...or fix the rusted window frame.
You have to love the initiative of some...
Took frame off twice to clean and repaint it.
I have rebuilt the Engine and Dyno'd it.
Rebuilt the front dash and Cowl.
Replaced damaged door and repaired a few small rust spots on the floor.
Prepped for power bucket seats, brackets and console and floor shifter.
Drilled holes for power windows and wiring.

That was it for a very long time until this Spring on 20 April 2021
She has gone to the Body shop to have all the original NOS Quarter panels and Fenders put on along with GM BB hood.
Body work done and new paint.
New Vinyl roof applied and now waiting for front and rear glass to go in after the headliner is replaced.
Sticking with the Parchment Metallic interior colour.
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
(Grecian Green/ white Vinyl top)

Modifications

Drivetrain
327 cu L79
Quadrajet carb
Aluminum intake
TH 350
12 bolt rear end 3:31 gears
Interior
Stock Bucket seats/headrests with console.
Tilt Steering
4 Way Power seat drivers side
SS dash with centre tach and gauge package and a working clock, speed warning
Under dash tissue dispenser
Power windows
AC tinted glass all the way around
Rear window defogger
Exterior
New GM Grecian Green paint
New White Vinyl roof
Big block hood
Audio
Stock AM for now
Lighting
Courtesy (under dash lights), Console rear light, Trunk and Under hood lights
Exhaust
Hedman headers
Magnaflow 2 1/2 inch
Suspension
Bilstein shocks
New springs
Rear sway bar Stock with Stock boxed trailing arms
Front disc brakes (power)
Wheel and Tire
Stock rally wheels
Right now she sits on the space saver spares to roll her in shop and save on height so the frame fit under the body supports while body was off the frame

Gallery

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