In 1963, Chevrolet had a rocking line-up. The Corvette had been in production for ten years and was going strong, the Nova was doing well in the compact segment and the full-size segment was catered to by the Biscayne, Bel Air and Impala. What they didn’t have a competitor in, was the mid-size segment and this was rectified by the arrival of the Chevelle. For three generations across thirteen years, the Chevelle would be produced, including in range-topping Malibu trim, until the Malibu nameplate took over in 1978. This car is a second-generation 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Tribute with a reported frame-off restoration, a host of upgrades and just 2,000 miles on the clock after it all.
The second-generation Chevelle would see a new design with sculpted body, tapered front fenders and a more rounded beltline. This 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Tribute is painted in a glorious Mulsanne Blue shade and rolls on black 15-inch alloy wheels shod with meaty Cooper GT Radials of size 225/60R15. SS badges throughout the car complete the tribute, as do black-painted dual hood and tail stripes. Windows were tinted for added privacy by the current owner. The interior sports a black color theme and offers seating for four occupants. The iconic SS two-spoke steering wheel is present, as is a redone center console and shift panel. The seller also reports that this car sports an updated AC system which is a much welcome creature comfort during warmer times. A new stereo was also reportedly installed by the current owner for some smooth driving tunes that befit such a car when not pressing on. All chrome bits on the interior look great as well.
This 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Tribute packs a relatively modern 6.0L LQ4 Gen 3 V8 engine that sends a reported 700hp to the rear wheels via a rebuilt 4L80 automatic transmission with shift kit, 3.73 gear ratio with air locker and 12-bolt rear end. The engine has reportedly received a rebuild too, ensuring that this car should be a reliable runner, and one mean contender when the pedal meets the metal.
Car Location: California Current owner installed a new stereo Current owner tinted windows Mulsanne Blue exterior Black interior 6.0L V8 LQ4 Gen 3 engine Rebuilt 4L80 Automatic transmission w/ shift kit Seller reports the car had a frame off restoration before purchasing Black painted dual hood and tail stripes SS badges throughout car Redone center console and shift panel Black alloy wheels 255 60R 15 Cooper GT Radials Seller reports the car has an updated AC system Engine rebuild reported Reported to make around 700 HP 12 bolt rear end 3.73 gear ratio w/ a locker