Last UPDATED July 9th 2020

1978 Malibu TurboCharged- Intercooled

 

 

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Here is a little history about my car. I bought the car in 1986 from an automotive shop I was employed at. A customer brought the car in with an engine knock. I was only 19 years old and fell in love with the body style. It come in the shop with a blown engine and the customer declined to fix it. I bought it for $380 and built a 350 small block engine to put in it. The exterior of the car was originally gold as well as the interior. In 2004, I painted the car yellow and installed a new black interior. Through the coming years, I've had many different engine combinations in the car. These included a mild 350 to a fuel injected 454. However, none of those engines had the horse power or the fuel mileage of the current drivetrain that's in it now. In 1997, I installed a Turbocharged-Intercooled Buick V6 drive train from an 87 Buick Grand National. Upgraded performance modifications allows the V6 to make 600 rear wheel horsepower while averaging 22-26 miles per gallon on the highway. The car is so docile & well mannered, anyone could drive the car with ease. It's equipped with options that make it a nice street cruiser or *touring coupe* as I like to call it. It's not a gutted, light-weight Malibu either. It weighs 3536lbs with driver and still has A/C, cruise control, power windows, power seats, power door locks, twilight sentinal, rear defogger, auto dimming mirror with outside temperature display, custom console with cup holders and plenty of storage for the junk to collect in. The restoration was done in 2004-2005 so it's old enough to be a little rough around the edges but still looks nice enough to get compliments. I've probably driven the car at least 180,000miles from the time I bought it.

 

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