1975 Chevelle Malibu Restoration Information

1975 Chevelle Malibu Specifications

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The 1975 Chevelle was almost entirely marketed under the Malibu badge to take advantage of the popular nameplate. The body style of the Chevelle changed ever so slightly with fresh front and rear styling.

A vertical grid-patterned grille and new trim around the headlamps were highlights of the front end for 1975. The rear end featured rectangular taillights which sat flush with the body surface and connected by a brushed chrome panel.

Some other notable changes from Chevrolet included a new “Chevrolet Efficiency System” which was supposed to make their cars run more economically. Also speedometers were now calibrated in both miles per hour and kilometers per hour.

1975 Chevelle coupes had distinctive opera windows. Brochures said their interiors were “comfortable, but not opulent…stylish, but not gaudy,” with instrument panels decorated in simulated wood. Landau trim coupes came with a vinyl roof, full wheel covers, whitewall tires, color-keyed body striping, and dual sport mirrors.

The sporty Laguna Type S-3 left the lineup briefly, then reappeared in January 1975. This time, it wore a rakishly slanted, urethane-covered aero-style nose and louvered opera windows, and could be ordered with a vinyl half-roof. An available Econominder package included a fuel economy gauge for the Laguna Type S-3.

Coupes, sedans, and station wagons were still available in the base model with three available engine options– the 250ci L6 base, 350ci V8 base, and 400ci V8 optional. Wagons were only available with two engine options– the 350ci base V8 or the optional 400ci V8. All 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu models rode steel-belted radial tires.


1975 Chevelle OEM Brochure


Model Options:


Body Styles

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


Engine Options

  • 250ci L6 105hp (base, 1 bbl carb)
  • 350ci V8 145hp (base, 2 bbl carb)
  • 350ci V8 155hp (California only, 4 bbl carb)
  • 400ci V8 175hp (optional, 4 bbl carb)
  • 454ci V8 215hp (optional, 4 bbl carb)


Trim Models

  • Malibu Coupe
  • Malibu Sedan
  • Malibu Classic Coupe
  • Malibu Classic Sedan
  • Malibu Classic Landau Coupe
  • Laguna Type S-3 Coupe


Dimensions & Capacities
:

  • Wheelbase:
    4-Door: 116″
    2-Door: 112″

 

1975 Chevelle Production Info

1975 Chevelle Malibu

Body Style

Weight (lbs)

Price (USD)

Production

4-Door Sedan, L6

3,713

$3,402

12,873

4-Door Sedan, V8

3,833

$3,652

24,989

Coupe, L6

3,642

$3,407

13,292

Coupe, V8

3,762

$3,657

23,708

4-Door Wagon, 2S

4,207

$4,318

11,600

4-Door Wagon, 3S

4,237

$4,463

2,377

Total Malibu Production:

88,839

1975 Chevelle Malibu Classic

Body Style

Weight (lbs)

Price (USD)

Production

4-Door Sedan, L6

3,778

$3,695

1

4-Door Sedan, V8

3,898

$3,945

51,070

Coupe, L6

3,681

$3,698

4,330

Coupe, V8

3,801

$3,948

76,607

Landau Coupe, L6

-

$3,930

378

Landau Coupe, V8

3,903

$4,180

22,691

4-Door Wagon, 2S

4,275

$4,701

15,974

4-Door Wagon, 3S

4,305

$4,748

6,394

Estate 4-Door Wagon, 2S

4,301

$4,893

4,637

Estate 4-Door Wagon, 3S

4,331

4,600

Total Chevelle Malibu Classic Production:

186,682

1975 Chevelle Laguna Type S-3

Body Style

Weight (lbs)

Price (USD)

Production

Coupe

3,908

$4,113

7,788

Total Chevelle Laguna Production:

7,788

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