Well, the Brougham Whisperer, AKA Jason Bagge, has found yet another vintage example of GM rolling stock! This time it’s a once-common midsizer, the ’77 Malibu Classic sedan.
Like so many of the cars he’s tracked down, this car more or less fell into his lap. He bought it from the original owner, an elderly lady who’d been using it daily for 40+ years.
Originally sold at Buchanan Chevrolet in Spokane, it’s been local ever since. As Jason sums it up: “Not my favorite car in the world by a long shot-but an original 62k car with all records going back to new with the original Buchanan Chevrolet window sticker for 800 dollars cash? Couldn’t say no.”
“Drives like a dream, everything works and the cruise at 65 mph on the highway just buzzes right along.”
“This thing does not need much. The dent in the door and a hubcap and that’s it. Everything else is super nice. Runs like a new car.”
They only made 76,776 ’77 Malibu Classic sedans, divided between sixes and V8s, there’s no breakout between them. Not a whole lot compared to the ’77 Monte Carlo, which sold 224,327 base coupes and 186,711 Landau coupes!
Let’s face it, coupes, especially personal luxury coupes, were the gotta have it car in 1977, so despite the Malibu being offered in sedan, coupe and station wagon versions, the Monte Carlo reigned supreme in Chevy showrooms. Factor in 40 years of attrition and this is a rare birdie.
I like the blue on blue color combo a lot. A cousin had a ’77 Cutlass Supreme coupe in this same color combo back in the mid ’80s, with the color-keyed Super Stock wheels and white landau top.
I was just a kid, but already a car fanatic, and I loved that car. It was just a clean, used car in 1986, but it had style, dammit.
Jason’s plans are adding the missing wheel cover (already on the way from a friend) and popping the dent in the rear driver’s side door. He told me he’s been hit up with people wanting to buy this car more than any of his recent cars.
He’d sell it if the right offer comes along, but definitely not for eight hundred bucks, haha! I’ll be doing a more elaborate post when he gets it perfecto-unless he sells it first! At any rate, a nice surviving example of ice-blue metallic Colonnade rolling stock!
Other posts on Jason’s previous cars: