1981 Malibu Restoration Information

1981 Malibu Specifications

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For 1981, the Malibu was transitioned over to the rear-wheel-drive G-body platform, which was the base of other GM cars such as the Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Regal.

Other than the platform change, the Malibu remained virtually the same model as the year before.

1981 Chevrolet Malibu OEM Brochure

Model Options:

1981 Malibu Information

Body Styles:

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

Trim Levels:

  • Malibu
  • Malibu Classic

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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