Cure The Blues With An LS3-Powered 1968 Chevy Chevelle Malibu Restomod

May 4, 2020 4 min read
Cure The Blues With An LS3-Powered 1968 Chevy Chevelle Malibu Restomod

Given a full body-off frame restoration and stuffed with a modern LS3 powerplant that generates a healthy 525-horsepower.

To kick off the second-generation, GM gave the 1968 Chevelle a new look and debuted a redesigned body style. The two-seater models featured a semi-fastback body profile while the four-door models appeared more curvaceous toward the rear. The redesign seemed to be a hit since the 1968 model year saw a huge spike in production sales which rose above 400,000 units. About 60 percent of that production number can be credited to the Malibu, GM's high-performance Chevelle model. Triple F Automotive is pleased to offer the chance to own a stunning example of a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu. However, this car is far from its factory roots.

<img src="1968-chevrolet-chevelle-malibu.jpeg" alt="A 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Restomod">

A result of a comprehensive "body off" frame restoration in 2015, this beautiful Chevelle Malibu was given some modern updates but still has that old-school muscle car appeal. The laser-straight body of this classic is sprayed in a deep Opulent Blue Metallic. Covering the engine bay is a steel cowl hood connected by polished aluminum hood hinges. As set of 18-inch Boss custom wheels sit on all four corners with the rears sitting on Mickey Thompson performance radials. Other exterior highlights include the custom dual side mirrors, deep tinted glass, high-intensity headlamps, and LED taillights.

Powering this Chevelle Malibu is a fuel-injected GM LS3 V8 engine that generates a healthy 525-horsepower. Shifting power is handled by a GM 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission complete with overdrive. A Be-Cool HD aluminum radiator keeps temperatures with the help of dual cooling fans. Hooker ceramic-coated headers send spent gases through an aluminized dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers. A March serpentine belt system was also added under the hood. Suspension upgrades from Hotchkiss includes tubular front control arms and Bilstein shock absorbers keep handling in check, and stopping power comes from upgraded 4-wheel Wilwood brakes (6-piston front, 4-piston rear calipers). Even the undercarriage has been highly detailed, and the car has body-color floor pans. This incredible Malibu performs amazingly, but also offers reliability and fuel efficiency.

Open the doors to this Chevelle to a custom one-off deep charcoal leather interior accented by blue stitching done by hand. Four deep charcoal leather bucket seats can be found all around, and a center console runs from front to back and was installed along with sculpted door panels, headliner, and a custom rear deck. A CRP close-ratio steering box keeps those turns tight. Other interior goodies include the carbon fiber dash treatment with a leather dash pad, Dakota Digital instrumentation, Billet Specialties 3-spoke steering wheel, custom-designed leather trunk compartment, cruise control, and a high-output AM/FM audio system.

This stunning 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu offers modern power and reliability but still has that old-school muscle car aesthetic. This cart is beautiful from top to bottom and will make somebody's sunny weekends very happy. Just wait until your friends see what's under the hood. The car is listed at $109,995, but feel free to contact Triple F Automotive and submit an offer.

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