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DESCRIPTION1967 Chevelle Malibu L79 327/325 horse 4-speed in show quality Marina Blue with a Bright Blue bench seat interior and factory steel wheels. Incredible condition ultra-rare L79 car from a local collection and with only 22,018 miles. The matching numbers 327 / 325 horse engine is factory stock and still fitted with the Winters aluminum intake manifold, 4150 Holley 4-barrel carb, cast iron high flow exhaust manifolds, open element air cleaner, factory 11:1 pistons, free-revving 2.02 heads, and that wild factory 342 duration .4472" lift cam. These engines produce close to 400 horsepower but were rated at 325 by General Motors to not compete with the 396s on the showroom floor. They were all fitted with M21 close-ratio 4 speed transmissions and 12-bolt positraction rearends with higher than usual rear-end gears (3.73-4.56s). This car has the original 4.56s. No power steering or power brakes were available with the L79 engine. Fires right up and settles into a lopey idle with a deep aggressive exhaust note from the dual exhaust and that great sounding cam. No mechanical issues; no smoke, no leaks, no noises, and runs perfectly on 93 octane gas. Nails you back in the seat when you floor it and pulls hard from idle to 7000 RPM. L79s routinely beat big blocks on the drag strip & during the 1960s street wars; leaving many SS396 owners wondering what the heck just happened. This car is correct with no power steering and the manual brakes have been upgraded with a modern dual stage master cylinder & power booster; steers easy and stops safely. Very nice driving, great running car. Perfect, show-ready interior with no wear, no damage, and all factory original from 1967. Perfect bench seats, perfect dash, perfect carpets. The factory AM radio is in place and plays perfectly. All of the lights, turn signals, horn, windshield wipers, etc work correctly. No cracks and no wear on the original steering wheel and no wear on any of the controls or pedals. The original Muncie shifter has been replaced with a much better Hurst but looks factory stock with a Muncie shift handle installed. Very nice interior. All original body with no replacement panels, no patch panels, and no body filler. No dings, no dents, no waves. Panel fit is factory perfect and everything lines up correctly. The underside is finished in the original chassis black paint and is show detailed with absolutely no surface rust. Show quality, perfect exterior paint in correct FF-code Marina Blue, done in modern acrylic urethane base/clear; the best '67 color. . Perfect original chrome and perfect original brightwork. The standard hood has been replaced with one from a '67 SS396 with the twin power bulges. The front grille and rear tail panel are factory original and flawless. Excellent original glass and all windows operate smoothly. The trunk is correctly splatter painted. The original steel wheels have the original hubcaps and modern radial tires. Just professionally detailed, polished, hand waxed, and turnkey ready for cruises and shows. Easily one of the best L79s available anywhere and a very rare blue-chip investment-grade car. See additional pictures and our other interesting inventory at www.sportscargallery.com
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