1974 Chevelle Malibu Restoration Information

1974 Chevelle Malibu Specifications

Maintaining the Chevelle’s new body configuration with minor changes, (including a new grille, taillights and rear bumper) the Malibu was moved down to the entry-level position for the Chevelle model in 1974, following the discontinuation of the Deluxe model.

The top-of-the-line Chevelle model was now named the Malibu Classic, with the Laguna nameplate moving down to the more “sporty” trim level. The Laguna S3 was now in production in place of the SS model.

For the new model year, Chevy upped the ante by adding the 400ci V8 engine option to the Malibu line, making it the top engine for the sub-model and getting rid of the 454ci V8 option. The 307ci V8 engine was also dropped.

Starting in 1974, Malibu wagon was limited to fewer engine options than its coupe and sedan counterparts. No 250ci L6 engine was offered for the wagon.

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1974 Chevelle Model Options:

1974 Chevelle Malibu Information

Body Styles

  • 2-Door Coupe
  • 4-Door Sedan
  • 5-Door Station Wagon

Engine Options

  • 250ci Turbo-Thrift L6 100hp (base, exc. Laguna)
  • 350ci Turbo-Fire V8 145hp (base, 2bbl carb)
  • 350ci Turbo-Fire V8 160hp (4 bbl carb)
  • 400ci Turbo-Fire V8 150hp (2 bbl carb)
  • 400ci Turbo-Fire V8 180hp (4 bbl carb)
  • 454ci Turbo-Jet V8 235hp

Dimensions & Weights

  • Wheelbase: 116″
  • Track/tread (front): 61.5″
  • Track/tread (rear): 60.7″
  • Length: 209.2″
  • Width: 76.6″
  • Height: 53.8″


*The numbers have been compiled from many sources to make these pages as correct as possible. There is no guarantee that the numbers are complete or accurate, therefore, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility for damages incurred from the use of this information.

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