1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 307

Asked by Nov 27, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Question type: Car Customization

A while back, my husband said he wanted to restore my Chevy Chevelle 307 into an SS model. It was a bronze color with a smooth white top. I told him I wanted it another color, but that it was not an SS, &  I did not want to alter the original model. He then refused to touch it. I had to sell it so it is gone now. Should I have let home change the model, & make it an SS?

2 Answers

25,175

I prefer stock cars over clones or other types of resto-mods, but it really comes down to the quality of the work. It would never be worth as much as a restored SS but for some people that might not matter. PS: it was your car, he should have abided by your wishes. There are plenty of beat Malibus out there he could have made into an SS clone if that was his desire.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
68,655

Nope, you did the right thing, in my opinion. You would never have been happy with it the other way. It wasn't what you wanted. So many people are like your Husband with these cars. Throwing SS badges, etc. on a Chevelle to make people "ooh and aah" over a fake! Who cares if it's supposedly not worth as much. Big deal! You had the car YOU wanted, for whatever reason, and that's what's important!! My '00 Grand Prix, for example, is nothing special to anyone else. But it has a lot of sentimental value to me. It's a GT model. Not a supercharged GTP model. In fact it's a pretty plain jane car. But I like it and want it just the way it is! I'm not going to put "GTP" badges on it or change the interior to make people think I have a desirable GTP model. That's silly! HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 307 2 answers

    A while back, my husband said he wanted to restore my Chevy Chevelle 307 into an SS model. It was a bronze color with a smooth white top. I told him I wanted it another color, but that it was not an S...

    Car Customization

  • 1972 malibu tire size 1 answer

    1972 Chevy Malibu with air shocks little lifted, i got brand new american racing 16x10 , 12 negettive rims can any one help me as far as whats the best size tires to get for this car, Thanks, Mike

    1972 Chevrolet Malibu

    -

    Car Customization

  • What do you think a small block 350 or 307 in a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu 7 answers

    1980 Chevrolet Malibu

    -

    Car Customization

  • 307 V-8 30 answers

    Ive got an 87 Cutlass supreme with a 307 its a brand new re-build as well the tranny is brand new re-build.Its got nice mags and stinger tires. I am looking to get more B.H.P out of this engine i thin...

    1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

    -

    Car Customization

  • Chevrolet 1 answer

    Does a 1500 2014 Silverado Chevrolet have the same taillights as a 2500 2014 Chevrolet?

    2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab LB

    -

    Car Customization

Shortcuts

Search Car Customization Questions

Car Customization Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 5,770
#2 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 3,740
#3 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 3,660
View All

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.