1980 Malibu Restoration Information

1980 Malibu Specifications

In 1980, the Malibu SS was discontinued from Chevrolet’s lineup. While the SS departed, GM did produce a very limited number of Malibu M80 models, which was a dealer package aimed at NASCAR fans and only available in North Carolina and South Carolina.

The Malibu M80s were all white 2-door sport coupe models with a dark blue interior featuring bucket seats and a center console. The cars were equipped with an F41 Sport Suspension package and the 305ci V8 good for 140hp. Front and rear spoilers, 1981 steel rally wheels and optional full-body roof and lower door stripes were also added to the M80. Less than 2,000 M80 models are believed to have been produced.

In addition to the Malibu SS/M80 swap, 1980 also saw the introduction of the 229ci V6 engine, which replaced the 200ci V6 as the Malibu’s base engine.

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1980 Malibu Information

Body Styles

  • 2-door Coupe
  • 4-door Sedan
  • 5-door Station Wagon
  • 5-door Classic Station Wagon

Trim Levels

  • Malibu
  • Malibu Classic
  • Malibu Landau

Engine Options

  • 229ci V6 110hp (base)
  • 231ci V6 110hp
  • 267ci V8 115hp
  • 305ci V8 140hp
  • 350ci V8 170hp


*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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