The Malibu was introduced in 1964 as the top-of-the-line edition of the mid-size Chevrolet Chevelle. These luxury cars were distinguished from the base model Chevelles by their posh interiors with patterned fabric and vinyl on the seats, thick carpet on the floors, and a fancy steering wheel for the driver.

For those who wanted both comfort and speed, the Chevelle Malibu could be purchased with Chevy’s esteemed SS (Super Sport) performance package. In 1966, this option was upgraded to a 396 cid V-8 engine for the Malibu SS396. This muscle-car version of the Malibu was also available as a convertible with bucket seats.

In 1967, Chevy introduced the iconic Chevelle Malibu Concours station wagon with classic fake-wood paneling on the exterior and an 8-track player inside. All Chevelles were given an overhaul in 1968 (that design featured a longer front and shorter end) and again in 1973, when the car was made boxier and sturdier to meet new safety regulations. For this third generation, the base line was called Chevelle Deluxe, the mid-range was named Malibu, and the high-end was referred to as Laguna.

Since Malibu turned out to be the best-seller of the three, the Chevelle name was ditched starting with model year 1978, and the new line of cars was known as Chevy Malibus, with the high-end imprint being the Malibu Classic. These new Malibus were more than a foot shorter, 500-100 pounds lighter, and remarkably more efficient than their predecessors.

Rear-wheel-drive Malibus went out of production in 1983, but the name returned in 1997 on a mid-size front-wheel drive car. For 2009, Malibus were also offered as hybrids.

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Jim Snell’s tribute to the 1959 Chevy Impala and other Chevrolets (Bel Air, Two-Ten Wagon, etc.) from the 1950s a… [read review or visit site]

Hemmings Auto Blogs

Hemmings Auto Blogs

This great (and frequently updated) blog from the folks at Hemmings Motor News is a visual feast of old and new pho… [read review or visit site]

Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Chevrolet : Chevelle Malibu 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle 2 Dr Ht Malibu 283 4 Speed Rolling ProjectChevrolet : Chevelle 64 Malibu Super Sport 64 Super Sport Un Restored Condition Excellent Driver Or Restoration CandidateChevrolet : Chevelle Malibu 1965 65 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Factory 327 A C Car Super SolidChevrolet : Chevelle True Chevelle Malibu Ss Convertible 454 4-speed Rare, Fast & Beautiful Real Deal 1965 Chevelle Ss Convertible 4spd 454-v8 FreshChevrolet : Chevelle Malibu 1969 Chevelle 350 Ci 350 Turbo Trans Project 1968 1970 1971 1972Chevrolet : Malibu 2 Dr. H.t. 1967 Chevelle Malibu Extra Clean Rust Free Original California Car 327 AutoChevrolet : Chevelle Malibu 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle MalibuChevrolet : Chevelle Malibu 1967 Chevy Chevelle MalibuChevrolet : Chevelle Malibu 1966 Chevy Chevelle MalibuChevrolet : Chevelle 1965 Chevelle Malibu 4 Door CarChevrolet : Chevelle Malibu Awesome 1964 Malibu Convertible Low Mile Survivor With Upgrades Ready To Show GoChevrolet : Malibu Ss Convertible 1965 Chevy Malibu Ss Convertible A Rare 327 350 4 Speed All Original CarChevrolet : El Camino Chevelle Malibu 1968 Chevy El Camino 350 V 8 Custom Daily Driver Flowmasters Shaved DoorsChevrolet : Chevelle Chevelle Malibu 1969 Chevelle Malibu Motivated Seller This Classic Must Go So Please Bid NowChevrolet : Chevelle Malibu Station Wagon Burgundy With Silver Striping. Power Steering, Brakes, Windows, Fact Ac, 2 SeatChevrolet : El Camino El Camino 1970 Chevy El Camino Chevelle Malibu Impala Ss Classic Pick Up TruckChevrolet : Malibu Lt-edition 2013 Chevrolet Malibu L 2.5 L Thrifty Screen Remote Starter Alloys Salvage RebltChevrolet : Malibu Ls Super Sharp (( Ls...onstar...alloys...pwr Options...loaded ))no Reserve60's Gm Power Driver's Side Bucket Seat Track Chevy Pontiac Buick Olds CadillacChevrolet : Chevelle Malibu Ss 1964 Chevelle Malibu Ss64 1964 65 1965 Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle Ss Elcamino Vintage 4 Speed Console68 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Parts Car As Is Restoration ProjectChevrolet : Chevelle Ss 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Convertible 350 Buckets Console Floor ShiftedChevrolet : Malibu Custom 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Pro Touring Ls Engine 4 L 60 TransChevrolet : Chevelle Ss Clone Black Convertible 1972 Chevelle Malibu In Prestige In Condtion With White InterChevrolet : Malibu Classic 1979 Chevrolet Malibu 2 Dr Built To Show Go Custom Cutlass Monte CarloChevrolet : Chevelle Malibu 1971 Chevelle Malibu 2 Door Hardtop 350 350 Original Drivetrain Build Sheet LookChevrolet : Malibu Classic 1983 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Wagon 4 Door 5.0 L62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Gm Chevy Olds Pontiac Buick Underhood Courtesy Light Chevrolet : Malibu Ss 1965 Chevrolet Malibu Ss Custom 406 Ci V 8Chevrolet : Chevelle Coupe 2 Door 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu CoupeChevrolet Bowtie Key Chain Accessory Bowtie Emblem Badge Truck Corvette Malibu60's-70's Gm Pass Side Power Bucket Seat Track Chevy Pontiac Buick Olds CadillacChevrolet : Chevelle Malibu 1971 Chevelle Malibu Ss Vin 1363 Car California Original Blue Plate Car66-72 Oem Gm Bucket Seats Chevy Buick Olds Pontiac Cadillac Passenger Reclining![ 68 60 70s Chevy Chevelle Camaro Nova Impala Truck 265 283 327 350 400 Sb V-8Chevrolet Rough Rider 4 Blade Folding Knife Accessory Bowtie Emblem Inlay MalibuAmerican Car Badges Ford Cougar Maverick Oldsmobile Chevrolet Chrysler MalibuAmt 1965 Chevrolet Malibu 4drwgn Promo 1/25 Scale1981-1988 Chevrolet Malibu El Camino Monte Carlo Ls Ss Center Console MaroonNice 78-87 G Body Sunvisors Pr Monte Carlo Regal Cutlass Grand Prix Malibu3 1964 Chevy Impala Chevelle Nova Ss 14" Oem Hubcaps Wheel Covers Bel Air MalibuNovelty Chevrolet Pocket Pen Knife Accessory Chevy Emblem Badge Chevelle PickupChevrolet : Malibu Ltz 11 Heated Leather Onstar Remote Start Keyless Entry Tint Sunroof Cd Player1:24th Monogram 1966 Chevrolet Malibu Ss Model Kit (as Is)American Muscle Die Cast 1:18 Scale Chevrolet Chevy 1965 Chevelle Ss 396 Malibu 62 63 64 65 66 67 Chevelle 68 1969 Chevy Impala Ss Bel Air Nova Gas Pedal StudsMalibu International 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air With Camper TrailerChevrolet : Malibu 4dr Sdn Ltz Ltz, One Owner, Remote Start, Black & Saddle InteriorJohnny Lightning 1970 70 Chevy Chevelle " Custom " Zinger 1:64 Malibu SsNos 60 70 Chevy Chevelle Camaro Nova Impala 10bolt Pinion Bearing Sleeve 3954478Monogram Snaptite Chevy Malibu Police Car 1/32 Scale1/64 Scale 1964 Chevy Chevelle Malibu Ss - Gorgeous - Rr Tire/wheel Swap - Mint4 Pcs Cars Smile Happy Face Tire Valve Stems Cap Covers For Chevy Impala MalibuJohnny Lightning 1981 Chevy Malibu Silver '81 W/rr Real Rubber Jl19Nos% 60s 70s Chevy Chevelle Camaro Nova Impala Truck 265 283 327 350 400 Sb V-8 Chevrolet Dealer We Use Genuine Parts With Raised Lettering Metal : Malibu Ls Certified 2013 Chevy Malibu Ls 9 K Miles Bluetooth Cruise Auto Aux Am Fm Cloth Clean Carfax1965 1966 Chevy Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Ss Nova Mag Wheel Covers Hubcaps81-87 Ss Monte Carlo / Cutlass Seat Belt Guides Regal Grand Prix Malibu