Big Muscle: A Gorgeous ’66 Chevy Malibu Done in Grand Touring Style

Classically designed, the Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu is not new to the muscle car redemption we’ve seen since the original muscle car era. In fact, we’ve seen so many mid to late 60s Chevelles and Malibus around here lately, that we could almost gauge the car’s growing popularity on a daily basis.

bm_1966_chevelle_2While some enthusiasts may shy away from cars like this for that reason, each one we’ve encountered has been different in so many amazing ways, the most notable being individual style. This week on Big Muscle, Mike Musto introduces us to yet another Chevelle Malibu, this time a 1966 model done in grand touring style. Check it out in the video above.

Hood up or down, doors open or closed, or from close up or far away, there’s no denying that Enzo Morales’ 1966 Chevelle Malibu is one sinister beast. Coated in gloss black paint with bronze striped wheels, this Chevy could intimidate even models of the same class and caliber, but that’s only where it begins.

bm_1966_chevelle_4Under the hood of the car, you’ll find a Nelson Racing Engines-massaged LS3 worth over 600hp. This is tied to a T56 transmission out of a 2002 Trans Am, which pushes plenty of those 600 ponies to the ground compliments of a full Ridetech single-adjustable suspension. For stopping power, the Malibu wears manual brakes borrowed from a Z06 Corvette.

Inside, the car is just as crisp as the exterior. Portrayed as virtually stock, it takes some real investigating to find the slight modifications to the door panels, stock dash and even the 7/8-scale rear seat. All of this is in the name of classic design and comfortable driving for 6-foot 3-inch Morales and his family.

Put together, all of the components make for a sick, one-of-a-kind ride!

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About the author

Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey is a freelance writer and lover of anything with a rumble. Hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles - she's owned and driven it all. When she's not busy writing about them, she's out in her garage wrenching away. Who doesn't love a tech-savy gal that knows her way around a garage?
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