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1979 Chevrolet Malibu Wagon

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Malibu 1979

Price: US $14,995.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Malibu
SubModel: Wagon
Type: Station Wagon
Trim: Wagon
Year: 1979
Mileage: 78170
VIN: 1W35H9D446767
Color: Green
Engine size: 305 V8
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Tan
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

For decades the trusty station wagon wasn't just a means of transportation, but rather a touchstone on wheels for scores of American families, ushering them to outings both near and distant while offering seating accommodations along with plenty of room in back. Over the years, this specialized niche fell by the wayside, with only antique examples to remind us of its utilitarian awesomeness, so this 1979 Chevrolet Malibu Station Wagon is a truly welcome find. It's carrying enhanced power under... its hood to add pep to its step and offers an interior that's still in unusually good shape. A set of aftermarket wheels pairs with a nostalgia-inducing exterior that's still in its original configuration to make for a vehicle that's sure to bring its share of double takes. We rarely see traditional station wagons on the road anymore, so there's a definite novelty factor already built into the equation and this '79 debuted long after the woodgrain sided classics we're more accustomed to seeing, and even then only occasionally. Its pale green exterior is still in good alignment - Malibu wagons from this era have pronounced color-matched trim that runs from stem to stern and this one remains very level as it passes from fender to doors to rear quarter panel. With its assortment of chrome and tinted cabin glass still looking sharp and both the front and rear bumpers unblemished, this Malibu is a vital looking representative of a niche you won't likely see again anytime soon. The added roof rack is about the only deviation from stock in view - you can easily picture this trusty steed on wheels hauling a family to their destination with an array of luggage on top. Climb in and you'll likely be impressed at how fresh the tan interior still is. Both the front and rear bench seats are surprisingly clean, showing no pronounced wear or discoloration and still carrying plenty of padding to make longer treks comfortable. The carpet lining the floor below still appears pretty solid, especially considering its age and while you can see subtle signs of both use and the passing years here and there, it's far less than what you'd likely expect. With two full rows of seating and some serious rear storage space to work with, this wagon is more than a mere novelty - it's a very practical vehicle that's come through the decades in unusually strong fashion. The factory gauges recessed inside that contrasting black instrument panel are still easily readable and function just as intended and the air conditioning blows cold and strong to keep you and your passengers comfortable. Raise the hood and you'll see that the engine compartment looks neat and well-maintained. The 305 cubic inch V8 at its center is nicely dressed out in a chrome air cleaner and aftermarket valve covers and is surrounded by fresh hoses and wiring. It's armed with a 4-barrel carb and sends a nice deep exhaust note out of its Cherry Bomb Turbo Mufflers - a pleasing sound you don't normally associate with station wagons. Behind the engine is a 3-speed automatic transmission that's shifting in top form to round out a very solid drivetrain. Power steering makes this substantial vehicle easy to maneuver, while power brakes that position discs up front bring it to a stop in short order as needed as it transports people and cargo alike on its 15"American Racing Torq Thrust wheels out fitted with tires that still show plenty of tread. This 1979 Chevrolet Malibu Station Wagon represents a bona fide slice of Americana and you don't often see its kind on the road anymore, especially as well-configured and rock solid as it is. Call today!

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