Continuing with Baseball, Hot Dog, Apple Pie, Chevrolet and 4th of July theme….
Last post we touched on a rare Chevy but they made some great car in 1975…ok….maybe…not ‘great’, but there are some collectibles I think are over looked. (Keep in mind that I think just about any 2 door Chevy can be ‘all that’!!!)
Check these out.
How about the Malibu for ’75? It came in the S and Landau versions and with a total of 258,909 units built, there a good bet you can find used parts.
The Nova was on the decline design-wise, but you could get it in a V8 and a Super Sport version. There were 273,014 Nova’s built-in two door and (hiss…boo) 4 door configurations. Of that total 138,879 were six cylinders and 134,103 were V8’s. Within the V8’s 9,087 were Super Sport!!
There was a the Impala/Bel Air/Caprice platform. No I am serious!!!! The two door version are under rated and can be monsters in the right hands (the Bel Air only came in 4dr and wagon sub models). The Impala had the Landau, Custom Coupe and Sports Coupe with a total production of 176,376. The Caprice had Custom, Landau and the Convertible with 103,944 units coming off the assembly line. That totaled included 8,349 Convertibles.
Saving (arguably) the best two platforms for last the Chevelle series (which included the Malibu, the Malibu Classic, the Classic Estate [station wagon] and the Laguna) and the Camaro. The Camaro was still longish and sleek and the Chevelle etc was….well Monte Carlo like!!! Both came in 6 and 8 cylinder and had a few two door configurations. The Malibu and Malibu Classic and the Laguna Type S-3 having two door cars for the Chevelle and of course that’s all there was for the Camaro. The Malibu units totaled out at 63,530 (21,804 – 6 cylinders/41,726 – V8s) with the Malibu Classic production at 131,455 (3,844 – 6’s and 127,611 – 8’s) and the Laguna Types S-3 (think NASCAR) 6,714.
The Camaro came in the base model and the LT. There was the Rally Sport package which sources agree were about 7,000 produced. There is some issue with the total number of Camaro produced with number ranging from 141,629 to over 145K. But with other numbers like 145,755 had power steering and 29,359 with 6 cylinders and 116,430 with V-8s (totally 1445,789) We do know that there were 4,160 car built for exports.
Thanks for reading.