Posts Tagged ‘malibu’

Not Creepy At All – 1977 Dodge Tradesman and 1980 Chevrolet Malibu

April 6, 2016

Perusing the local online listings can sometimes turn up some unintended gems. Most enthusiasts of small, cheap foreign sportscars don’t go hunting for conversion vans, but the wilds of the internet allow exposure to vehicles you might not ordinarily find in the local car club listings. And so it is that we come across a couple of not-interesting-yet-interesting items – a 1970s kustom van and a converted Malaise-era Chevrolet Malibu wagon. Neither is a particularly inspiring drive in its original state, and perhaps remains so in its current state, but both manage to pique at least momentary interest from enthusiasts. To start, let’s take a look at this 1977 Dodge Tradesman for sale for $1200 in Sumner, WA.

1977 Dodge Tradesman left side


On a Mission from a Lesser God – 1983 Chevrolet Malibu 9C1

May 21, 2015

With the widespread availability of used P71 Ford Crown Victorias, it seems like having a retired police car is not so cool anymore.. at least, cool in the sense of being unusual. So it’s a fun surprise to find an older semi-plainclothes patrol car, even if it does mean putting up with a wheezing smog-era GM V6. Replacing the Nova police package in 1979, the 9C1 option did not include any kind of power upgrade t othe engine, but smaller cars like this were more commonly used in urban areas, where maneuverability and fuel economy were prized over top speed. Check out this 1983 Chevrolet Malibu 9C1 for sale for $3000 in San Francisco, CA.

1983 Chevrolet Malibu left front