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Written by Double Dragon
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 18:30

1967 CHEVROLET Chevelle Malibu- Alameda, CA

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The Chevrolet Chevelle was created for the 1964 model year when General Motors decided to inflate their compact line up into intermediates. GM had tried to counter the foreign imports with the rear engine air cooled Chevrolet Corvair. The Corvair platform was used to spin off the Pontiac Tempest, Oldsmobile F-85 and Buick Special. By 1964 with a booming economy GM expanded the size of those original economy cars with the exception of the Corvair which was left as it was. Chevrolet matched the other A body cars produced by Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Buick with the new Chevelle.

1967 CHEVROLET Chevelle Malibu Alameda CA front

The Chevelle quickly became a huge seller. Many magazine testers of the time noted that the Chevelle was virtually identical in dimensions to the full size Chevrolet of the 1950s which made it the 'just right' size for most people.

1967 CHEVROLET Chevelle Malibu Alameda CA pass side

The Malibu model was an upscale trim level on the base Chevelle. From the side view this yellow Chevelle looks fine except for the minor issue where some idiot vandal broke off the radio antenna.

This Chevelle has the original California black license plate and seems to retain original hubcaps.

1967 CHEVROLET Chevelle Malibu Alameda CA tire

The Chevelle is being put to use with an old roof rack on top. Little 283 engine call out badges adorn the front fenders but they appear to be reproduction items. Perhaps they were replaced when the car was repainted.

1967 CHEVROLET Chevelle Malibu Alameda CA dr rear

This Chevelle has a black interior, 3 spoke steering wheel, strip style speedometer and column shifter. Note the vent window. Even hardtops had vents back in these days.

67 chevelle malibu alameda ca interior

The rear view is marred slightly by an accident. The passenger rear quarter at the rear lens trim area got scraped on something. Otherwise it is pretty nice looking.

67 chevelle malibu alameda ca rear

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