1980 Malibu factory 305 w/4 speed

Ibe555666

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That's my 70 chevelle ss....the green one. That one gets the garage. Haha. Malibu added to be daily driver. Will research to see what wheels. Maybe find something GM from that period that look nice. It's just so original dont want to mess with it, not super collectable car but with the 4 speed and being original does have some uniqueness to it, why I bought it.
 

O. D. Showtime

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Welcome to the site! Very nice Malibu!

I'd say the rally wheels will look great. I have a set of the honeycomb hubcaps if that might interest you as an option..


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5spdCab

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Welcome to GBF from Seattle, Wa.
'78 Caballero and '79 El Camino.
I wholeheartedly agree with all the others, she is a beauty. I wonder if being a factory stick shift Malibu car, if that is one of the vehicles commonly referred to as an "Iraqi Taxi". From what I have learned on this site is that many vehicles were built in Canada to be shipped overseas to Iraq for use as taxi cabs, until the Shaw was chased out of Iraq and all of the cars built for taxi service were reassigned to be sold in Canada.
Being a 1980, your's may never have been intended for Iraqi service since the Shaw had been deposed more than a year earlier, and so may be an honest North American use 4spd. There were factory stick shift G-bodies (technically they are A-bodies) in 78-80. My Caballero is a factory stick shift vehicle.
 

scoti

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Welcome to GBF from Seattle, Wa.
'78 Caballero and '79 El Camino.
I wholeheartedly agree with all the others, she is a beauty. I wonder if being a factory stick shift Malibu car, if that is one of the vehicles commonly referred to as an "Iraqi Taxi". From what I have learned on this site is that many vehicles were built in Canada to be shipped overseas to Iraq for use as taxi cabs, until the Shaw was chased out of Iraq and all of the cars built for taxi service were reassigned to be sold in Canada.
Being a 1980, your's may never have been intended for Iraqi service since the Shaw had been deposed more than a year earlier, and so may be an honest North American use 4spd. There were factory stick shift G-bodies (technically they are A-bodies) in 78-80. My Caballero is a factory stick shift vehicle.
I thought the 'Iraqi Taxi' cars were 4dr/3spd w/o console cars?
 

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