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'83 Malibu 9C1

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'83 Malibu@ Great Lakes DragawayO.K. Sixty8panther, you made me brave!
Here's my attempt to load the ol' Malibu showin' its' stuff!
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At the time these pics were taken, it had a blue-printed, 400 small-block, releaved of duty from a full-size station wagon, a 1976 if I recall. But then it had some add-ons. If you like, I could send you a copy of the story about it that was in Super Chevy magazine. There was one last shot in this series of pics that showed the finish line and the clocks, but I didn't want to hog that much space. I also have a pic of it that was in the Chevelle Review from the 1988 National show held in Nashville, TN. At that time I had done an engine change, (again sob), and had added the Z-28 wheels. When we moved to FL. I had too many vehicles to take with, so I sold it to a young man in Nashville, TN. who was capable of giving it a heavy dose of TLC that it sorely needed at that time. That was in 1999. The car originally was from Des Plaines, IL., and had been taken well care of, before I bought it in 1986 at a police car auction. I did not have the police service records on it, but I had the original line sheet that I found in the car, from when it had been built. It was a well-loaded model. :rolleyes:
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Cool! Those little guys are pretty rare these days! I don't think I've ever seen an 80s era Malibu in person.
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Very cool pics... except what's that sorry looking thing in the other lane? It looks something like a '74 Satellite. :) Edited by ocnblu
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rkmdogs: A budy of mine has a vanilla 1980 coupe with a 383 stroker. I love old school shots of dragracing. Back in the 80s I'm sure you didn't see too many imports either. These days there's more rice at the track on street nights than American Muscle. If you have a chance post the '87 Article as well. I'd love to see it. BTW: is that a early '70s MOpar you're racing against? I can't make it out on my crappy small monitor. Almost looks like a RoadRunner.
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I don't remember what I ran against in these pics. My son was in the grandstands shooting the photos. My biggest pleasure at the time was blowing off M-Benz's! I never spent money for slicks, cause I would have had to carry them out and change, 'cause I drove to the track & drove home! This was no trailer queen. About the Super Chevy article, it is 6 pages long ---- can't post it, but Sixty8panther send me your e-mail and I'll send you a copy.
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I don't remember what I ran against in these pics. My son was in the grandstands shooting the photos.
My biggest pleasure at the time was blowing off M-Benz's!
I never spent money for slicks, cause I would have had to carry them
out and change, 'cause I drove to the track & drove home! This was no
trailer queen.
About the Super Chevy article, it is 6 pages long ---- can't post it, but
Sixty8panther send me your e-mail and I'll send you a copy.

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Cool, it's pretty easy: Sixty8Panther@yahoo.com
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Speaking of these Malibus from this era, I heard once that during the Kuwait war the army had a bunch of these with a 3-speed manual on the floor. They were sold as army surplus. And they were not ones used in the war. Does anyone know about these? I have actually seen one, a 4-door barebones with the 3 speed stick. I have tried to find info in it but nothing comes up.
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Near heard or saw one with 3-on-the-floor. I've seen three-on-the-tree. Was it an RPO? Maybe an SEO, for the military? Don't have a clue. :unsure:
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Near heard or saw one with 3-on-the-floor. I've seen three-on-the-tree.
Was it an RPO? Maybe an SEO, for the military? Don't have a clue. :unsure:

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I had a Sedan with 3on the floor....I have owned 7 G-body Malibus, mostly
coupes. I found this one in Florida, and made it eat a tweeked 350 w/alum.
heads, I also stuffed in a I/P from a 2004 Malibu. I have very little $ into it,
and it flies. I tell losers it has a stock 305. I love these cars more than any
I've had!
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Speaking of these Malibus from this era, I heard once that during the Kuwait war the army had a bunch of these with a 3-speed manual on the floor.  They were sold as army surplus.  And they were not ones used in the war.  Does anyone know about these?  I have actually seen one, a 4-door barebones with the 3 speed stick.  I have tried to find info in it but nothing comes up.

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We used to have some of those here in Montreal Canada back in the late 80's when I was in high school and my friends and I referred to them as Iraqi taxi's. The story we used to hear was that they built specially for Iraq and some of them never made it there and a few hundred of them ended up for sale in Canada. I'm pretty sure they were all 4 doors, 3.8 V-6 and 3 speed on the floor.
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