Man Bought a 1969 Chevelle From eBay 20 Years Ago, Never Touched It, Wife Now Selling It

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Most people who walked into a Chevrolet dealership in 1969 to get a Chevelle picked the 2-door Malibu coupe, with the statistics (albeit not official) indicating that this particular configuration accounting for approximately 300K units of the over 500K cars produced this year, including the export examples sent to Canada.
Unsurprisingly, a substantial share of these Malibus – approximately 286K units – rolled off the assembly lines with a V8 engine under the hood.

A two-door Malibu is also trying to find a new home on eBay after previously receiving a second chance on the same auction site more than two decades ago.

The car was spotted online by the current owner 20 years ago. eBay seller says her husband bought the Chevelle from the site not necessarily to restore it but to use it for parts for a 1968 project. However, the car never received the attention it deserved, so the Chevelle remained in the same place without even the tiniest chance to return to the road.

The owner says the husband passed away last year, so the Chevelle will never receive the attention it deserves. Someone else will have to restore it and give it another chance, and the good news is that it sells with lots of extras that were supposed to be used to overhaul the car if life hadn't gotten in the way.

The Chevelle's condition is obvious, and I won't talk much about the metal because most of the issues, including partially on the undersides, can be seen highlighted in the photos. One of the most important parts is the engine under the hood – the Chevelle sells with a 350ci V8 paired with an automatic transmission, and the owner says it ran a few years ago. However, it's been sitting ever since, so a mechanic should inspect the mill and see what happens before you commit to a purchase.

Fixing this Chevelle won't be easy, and the owner says they currently can't find the keys to add more photos. However, it seems to check many boxes for a restoration candidate without answering the big questions, such as how original it continues to be after all these years. For example, it's unclear if the 350ci V8 under the hood is the original unit or a replacement engine.

The VIN (136379B314505) decodes to a '69 Malibu, but Chevrolet didn't include engine information in the code for this Chevelle generation.

The bidding for this 1969 Chevelle starts at $5,000, and considering that the owner did not enable a reserve, a single offer will represent a second chance for the car to return to the road. If you want to see it in person, you can find the vehicle in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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