Tom H’s 1968 Chevelle Malibu

Built From The Ground Up

Tom H’s 1968 Chevelle Malibu

Tom’s first nice car was this 1968 Chevelle. He actually bought it from the original owner back in 1970 and he’s held onto it ever since.

“This car is my first decent car and I remember being so excited when I bought it. I told everyone that I will keep this car forever. I’ve got a pretty good start on that.”

Tom

Seeing as how he was determined to keep this 1968 Chevelle, he hasn’t neglected the upkeep. Tom painted the Chevelle in 1990, which led to him refreshing and overhauling the original 327/275hp small block during the late 1990s. Over the past year he’s also rebuilt the original 4-speed Saginaw transmission.

Tom’s 1968 Chevelle retains a great deal of originality, including all of the floor and trunk pans. Interior retains the original carpet and rear seats, while the buckets have new upholstery and the headliner has sagged and been replaced.

Tom intends to keep driving it until he can’t any longer and would like to then give it to his son for posterity. Thankfully, he loves to take it for a spin whenever he visits. Between his son and 4 grandchildren, one of them will want to take over.

"I like Ground Up SS396 because they usually have what I want and the prices are good."

-Tom

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1964-1972 Chevelle Reproduction Radiator Cap

Part #: AAC-6072

$29.99

You Save: 12%

1964-1968 Chevelle Speedometer Cable 64 Inch

Part #: FCC-201

$18.95

Best Price Available

1964-1968 Chevelle Reverse Switch Mounting Kit

Part #: 39504

$42.95

Best Price Available

1968-1972 A Arm Dust Shields For Steel Inner Fenders

Part #: JHC-814

$22.99

Best Price Available

Shop our huge selection of Chevelle Parts!

1964-1977 Chevelle & Malibu Parts

We want to see your Built From The Ground Up Ride!

Submit your car to be featured here!

Share this car with your friends!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email

More Articles From Ground Up SS396.com

michaels 1970 chevelle ss
1970 Chevelle

Michael’s 1970 Chevelle SS396

Michael’s car is a Canadian documented 1970 Chevelle SS396 that came equipped with an L34 396 with 350 horsepower and a Muncie M21 four speed transmission. While he still has

Read More »
1968 Chevelle

Jesse K’s 1968 Chevelle SS396

This 1968 Chevelle was restored by Jesse K and his father over the course of 2010-2015. Jesse found the shell rotting in a field in Central Square, NY shortly after

Read More »
john's 1971 chevelle
1971 Chevelle

John A’s 1971 Chevelle

John purchased this 1971 Chevelle about 20 years ago as a rolling shell, with the intent of creating the car that he wanted to drive. He’d owned both a 1970

Read More »
1970 Chevelle

Geir S’s 1970 Chevelle

Geir is from Norway and for several years, was looking for a 1970 Chevelle, but in Norway, there are not a lot of them around. He bought the car in

Read More »

COVID-19 Shipping Delays

See what brands are experiencing delays

COVID-19

See what we're doing at Ground Up SS396.com

Parts Catalog

Chevelle & El Camino, Camaro, & Nova
Free

We Want To See Your Car!

Submit your car to be featured today!

Follow Us On Social

Don't Wait Last Minute!

Our Holiday Gift Guide is Out Now!

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Happy Holidays to all!