From 1964 through to 1972, Malibu was a sub-series / trim-level on the Chevelle line-up offering higher level appointments. In 1978 it became a model line in its own right.
This 1967 Chevy Chevelle Malibu convertible is a very nicely restored example (but one you can enjoy driving and not have to restrict to a trailer) of these well-appointed Chevelles.
Apart from the obvious Malibu badges, the main visual distinction of a Malibu was the brightwork on the lower bodyside. Malibu Chevelles offered a touch of luxury, the crisp look of a sports model and was a relatively lively car if fitted with a more peppy V8 engine – especially if it also has a 4-speed Munchie Hurst shifter like this car.
Inside, the black interior has been restored to near original condition.
Checking under the hood we find a 195 horsepower, 283 cubic inch V8 – a $198 option for the Chevelle.
This is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission (a $184 option) bring the total drivetrain updgrade cost to $382. The 230 cubic inch Turbo-Thrift, six-cylinder engine with a 3 speed manual transmission was standard with the Chevelle.
Other options purchased by the original owner on this Chevelle Malibu included; bucket seats ($111), ComforTilt ($45), steering wheel ($84), power steering ($84) and power brakes ($45).
A 1967 model year Malibu convertible would have cost you $2,637 back then. Chevrolet sales figures for individual models are a bit vague but we do know that approximately 12,772 Chevelle convertibles were made for 1967 but this figure included the SS models.
This ’67 Chevelle Convertible is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)