Trust Ecklers for all of your restoration and replacement needs for your racer, show car, street rod, or daily driver. Search our product list for your entire Malibu parts needs. By the end of 1973 the Super Sport options with its 454 cubic inch engines were dropped, most likely due to the oil embargo and the ensuing gas shortage. Our inventory is constantly expanding, ensuring that we provide you with the largest, most up to date selection of Chevelle, El Camino and Malibu parts available. Here is a 1976 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic Station Wagon for sale in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 454-cubic-inch V-8 was limited to full-size cars.
The wipers, blinkers, and all electronics operate as they should. The air conditioner works and blows cold air. Little changed on the Type S-3 Laguna over the prior year, it still retained its sloped nose styling. Changes in appearance included a new lightweight chrome grille, stacked dual rectangular headlights, and a new front bumper. The hardtop was replaced due to Federal Regulations on rollover standards and the Colonnade hardtop became the new normal.
Fender mounted antenna was installed at some point during the life of the car but is not hooked up, not sure why they changed from the one in the windshield. Tough good looks weren't enough to lure prospects into showrooms after V-8 engines had lost their vigor. The interior of the car is all original interior with no rips in the upholstery. This car is for sale locally and we reserve thew right to end the auction at anytime. Both the Malibu and Malibu Classics had a restyled rear end featuring a tapered rear panel, with horizontal rectangular tail lamps.
All the lights and lenses are clear and have great color. Body styles on the Chevelle Malibu include a Colonnade Coupe, Colonnade Sedan, and a 6- and 9-passenger station wagon. Factory antenna in the windshield works and gets great reception. The standard Malibu models had single round headlamps with bright bezels. I never liked the square stacked headlights from this era; a really unattractive design in my opinion.
Depending on the engine, it could be modified to perform without too much money and would make for an interesting sleeper. Breathe new life into your Chevrolet Malibu — we have everything you need right here! That is 25 years ago, and it looked fairly beaten even then. This was followed by the Malibu Classic Colonnade Sedan which had 77,560 examples produced. Compared to the 72-down A and 78-88 G cars it seems these would be rather hard to find any replacement parts for except mechanicals, leaving a prospective owner to prowl boneyards to turn it into a nice ride… This one actually looks to be a fair and most important complete unmolested vehicle. Thanks to Barnfinds reader Rocco B. . The car appears to have a good body with no dents, dings, or rust.
For quality restoration and modification parts and accessories for your classic Chevrolet Chevelle, El Camino or Malibu, turn to National Parts Depot. The Lagunda models were aerodynamically styled with color-keyed bumper impact strips, sport mirrors, louvered coach windows, rally wheels, and S-3 name on the grille, front fenders and rear panel. The inside featured round-dial instrument panel and woodgrain vinyl accents. The 1976 Chevelle was a Third Generation A-Body Chevrolet, spanning from years 1973-1977. Classic 2 Current Fabrication is a trusted manufacturer of hard to find Chevrolet Malibu rust repair panels and replacement auto body panels.
The Chevelle models ranged from economical little family cars to commanding coupes and stunning convertibles. Three V-8s were available: a 305-cubic-inch version rated at 140 horsepower, a 165-horsepower 350-cubic-inch, and a 400-cubic-inch engine that developed 175 horses. The 1976 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna Type S-3 shows the special grillework, sloped nose, and louvered quarter windows exclusive to that model. The frame rails, floor boards and wheel wells are almost perfectly preserved with no rust. The chrome and stainless on the car are nearly perfect. The chrome is mirror like and not foggy at all. It has an automatic gearbox, power steering and brakes, and the rare half-vinyl top and swivel front bucket seats.
The car was owned by the original family until the summer of 2015 at which time it was sold to a broker, who I purchased the vehicle from basically a 2 owner car. C2C Fact The Chevrolet Malibu named after Malibu, California is a mid-size car produced by General Motors. The Malibu and Malibu Classic were available with either six- or eight-cylinder engines. But this was a good size for the times. A dash cover protects the dash from the sun. Options included an Econominder gauge package, affirming once again that the age of muscle was long gone.
The 1973 models received the most extensive redesign. All the glass on the car is in excellent condition. The windows are manual and go up and down smoothly. The Malibu remained the lowest-level sub-model and was available in three body styles. All Chevelles, except for the entry-level six-cylinder models, had power brakes. In 1976, Chevrolet buyers were still going for the station wagons.