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Old 04-05-2013, 04:32pm   #1 (permalink)
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One parked across the street, black, antique tags, and all beat/rusted to shit....but of course big wheels/tires.....

the car looks familiar, but I can't name the body style....

so what IS it???

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It was a Malibu.

Mid to late 70s. They made a 2-door, a 4-door, a wagon and the el Camino on that platform. Laguna was as close to a "sport" version as they had in those days of 180hp Corvettes.
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My best bud in college had one. Black with grabber orange striping and vinyl roof. I loved the way the seats rotated to let peeps in/out and the X-Wing Fighter steering wheel.
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It was a Malibu.

Mid to late 70s. They made a 2-door, a 4-door, a wagon and the el Camino on that platform. Laguna was as close to a "sport" version as they had in those days of 180hp Corvettes.
OH, the name on the POS tossed me.....only a vague memory....

been said as MALIBU Barbie...it would have made cents.....


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Ah, with the "groundbreaking" Colannade roof...

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Swivel seats were cool, but in today's legal-suit society, they would not fly
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My best bud in college had one. Black with grabber orange striping and vinyl roof. I loved the way the seats rotated to let peeps in/out and the X-Wing Fighter steering wheel.
A good friend had one. We thought those swivel seats were da bomb
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Swivel seats were cool, but in today's legal-suit society, they would not fly
What so illegal /suit about them??? seems ok to me....

no worse than my '72 vette anyway....


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What so illegal /suit about them??? seems ok to me....

no worse than my '72 vette anyway....


The seat could "swivel" in an accident. Heck, I bet a state inspector wouldn't know what to think of those seats. But at least in Florida, there are no more inspections
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I dont recall what engine my buddy had in his but we used to joke that when he would stomp on it you could watch the gas gage needle move.
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I had a 74 with a 400 cubic inch motor. It was gutless, but a nice car.
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I also had one. A '74 with a completely rebuild 454. Never should have sold it. The previous owner dumped a pile of money in it. The interior was also completely redone when he removed the center counsel. It also had swivel bucket seat. He used to run it at a place called North Star Drag strip. Long gone these days. I've got pics around here somewhere.

I tore up the rear end and my uncle and I put a 4:11 in. After THAT, I smoked the transmission and had a new one installed with a manual valve body.

I was a big car, but plenty quick. Tons of low end torque.
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A good friend had one. We thought those swivel seats were da bomb

You could get them in the Monte Carlo's also.




One of the guys in high school had a 1972 SS 454 Monte. He could never understand why his 454 couldnt beat my '68 427 El Camino. "Mines got a bigger engine and should beat yours"
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I had a '76 Monte with the velour interior and swivel buckets. Compared to what my friends were driving, I was riding in luxury.
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A good friend had one. We thought those swivel seats were da bomb
My dad had swivel seats on his 76 Monte Carlo.
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I had swivels in an Old 442 in 73 or 4 . Cool car....goldish yellow with black stripes.

same as this only reversed colors.......
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