Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

The Chevrolet Chevelle was a mid-sized automobile produced from 1964 through 1977. Body styles included coupes, sedans, convertibles and station wagons. The Malibu, was the top of the line model through 1972.

The 1968 Chevelle got an all-new distinctly sculpted body with tapered front fenders and a rounded beltline. The car adopted a long-hood/short-deck profile with a high rear-quarter "kick-up". While all 1967 Chevelle models rode a 115-inch wheelbase, the 1968 coupes and convertibles now rode a sporty 112-inch (2,800 mm) wheelbase. The sedans and wagons turned to a 116-inch span. Tread width grew an inch front and rear. Hardtop coupes featured a semi-fastback, flowing roofline. Top-trim models featured GM's new Hide-A-Way wiper system. The SS 396 sport coupe started at $2,899 - or $236 more than a comparable Malibu with its 307-cubic-inch V8. All-vinyl bucket seats and a console were optional. Three luxury Concours options became available in March 1968 for the 4-door sedan, the 4-door sport sedan and consisted of special sound insulation, and a deep-padded instrument panel with simulated woodgrain accents and all-vinyl color-keyed interiors.

Also new for 1968 was the elimination of the term "sedan" for the 2-door pillar body style. This was now called a coupe while the 2-door hardtop remained a sport coupe. These coupe/sport coupe designations would continue into 1969 as well. 

Source: Wikipedia, 2012

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