1972 Chevrolet Malibu Chevelle Baldwin Motion 1972 Chevrolet Malibu Baldwin Motion Tribute
Some cars are just unmistakably cool from every angle. One glance at this 1972 Chevrolet Malibu Baldwin-Motion tribute, and you know there have been some serious investments in upgrades. The distinct paint package, fresh crate V8, overdrive transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, and custom interior tell you this is the coolest Malibu you can get your hands on right now. Baldwin-Motion is mentioned in the same breath as Yenko or Nickey in the Chevrolet communities. This hallowed performance name only came together for a handful of originals, which means buying one today will require forgoing a large home... and it'll make you nervous every time it leaves the garage. So the obvious solution is the coupe you see here. The silver really gets this noticed everywhere it goes. It's in-line with the period-correct color, but the investment in a modern clear coat finish means there's a precious metal tone that looks great when the sunlight hits it. But more than just shine, there's a darker side to this one with the exclusive black striping package that came if you ordered your car through Motion Performance via Baldwin Chevrolet. And the grille is even black to match. This cool color package on the laser-straight body already tells you the superior level of investment on a classic like this. So the mirror-like presence on the form-fitting bumpers and around the iconic Rally wheels is just the cherry on top. Not only does the black stripe package get attention, but also it's a nice preview of the interior color. The fresh seats look great in a period-correct pattern, but as you look closer, details like the Motion logo stitching in the headrests let you know this is a custom investment. Speaking of the seats, having buckets up front is always a desirable choice. It leaves room for the artful center console and the iconic horseshoe shifter that makes this coupe really feel like a Baldwin-Motion car should. This makes for a cool cruiser, and so you also have upgrades to keep you comfortable, like the tinted windows and AM/FM/CD stereo with USB input. Plus, this is a proper driver's car with a grippy NK4 sports steering wheel, auxiliary gauges, and Bosch tach mounted front-and-center on the steering column. The engine bay has the tidy look of a solid investment. The smooth color-matched inner fenders funnel your attention to the V8 in the middle. This is a 350 cubic-inch crate motor that was installed only about 1k miles ago. It's built right with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Holley intake, and Hedman headers feeding the rumbling dual exhaust. It also has the right supporting components, like an MSD distributor and an aluminum radiator. Out on the street, upgrades like tubular A-arm front suspension and drilled & slotted four-wheel power disc brakes mean you have proper control over this muscle machine. But more than just pure power, this is also a great cruiser. Features like newer polyurethane bushings, power steering, and a 700R4 four-speed automatic with overdrive make this a confident driver every time you take it out on the road. Complete with restoration photos and a car cover, this is the tribute car that looks as means as a Baldwin-Motion machine and has the power to back it up, too. Call now!