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1967 Chevrolet Malibu: Big on Style, Short on Power

1967 Chevrolet MalibuThe Chevrolet Malibu was first introduced to the public in 1964. The goal was for the car to fill the gap between the compact Chevrolet Corvair and the full-size Chevrolet Bel Air.

The 1967 Chevrolet Malibu had some interesting tweaks that made the car look longer but reduced its horsepower.

 

Specs on the 1967 Chevrolet Malibu

The 1967 Chevrolet Malibu kept the same assortment of drive trains that was released in the previous year. The body housed a 5.4-liter, V8 engine, but the car saw a drop in horsepower from the 350 that was in the 1966 model to a 325. Despite this, the car could still accelerate from zero to 60 mph in a respectable 6.2 seconds. It also received improvements in the braking system with the addition of front disc brakes.

 

Body Style

In 1967, Chevrolet decided that it was time to change the body style of the Malibu to make it similar to the Chevelle, giving the car a sportier look than in the past. The difference was easy to spot when the 1966 and 1967 Malibu models were both viewed from the side because Chevrolet changed the slopes and curves of the body. Two other ways that Chevrolet made the Malibu look more like the Chevelle included giving it a new grille and revising the entire tail section. One of the most notable changes to the tail was the taillights, which were changed to a wrap-around style.

 

Interior

The interior of the 1967 Chevrolet Malibu also had a few new features and tweaks. The most notable was the addition of a stereo 8-track tape player. As with many cars made during this period, it featured a few strips of simulated wood grain interior. However, it didn’t have the wood grain exterior that the Chevelle Malibu Concours station wagon featured that same year. The addition of some extra chrome gave the car a luxury feel.

The changes between the 1966 and 1967 Chevrolet Malibus were significant. While it lacked the power that the 1966 model was known for, the cosmetic changes in the 1967 model brought a fresh new style to the line. These body changes make the 1967 Malibu a favorite among classic car collectors.

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