Cars That Stand the Test of Time

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Chevrolet Malibu
Introduced: 1964
The Malibu debuted in 1964 as the top variant of the Chevrolet Chevelle lineup, offering a combination of a sporty design and a high level of standard equipment. Popular right from the start, the new model sold a total of 200,000 units in its first year. Chevrolet offered the Malibu in four body styles during the first generation: a 2-door hardtop, a 2-door convertible, a 4-door sedan and a station wagon. The Detroit automaker also offered a Malibu SS that eventually would be available with a big-block 396-cubic-inch 375-horsepower V8 powerplant. The Malibu carried its muscle-car looks into its second generation, but by the mid-1970s the convertible had been dropped and the car became more family-oriented. After four generations Malibu took a break, returning in 1997 as a front-wheel-drive sedan.

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