Tuesday, February 4, 2014

This '66 Malibu Is A Beauty

Here's a cool car worth eyeballing... John Barkley's '66 Malibu. Barkley, associate publisher at Street Rodder magazine, bought the car 2 years ago as an SS big block 4 speed clone. It now has a 495 hp 6.0 liter LS motor with 4L60E TCI trans, Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes, Detroit Speed suspension, Vintage Air.

When Barkley acquired the car it was like new having undergone a complete frame off restoration which included media blasting the frame and body panels to bare metal. All chassis & engine /transmission rebuilt as new. The car only had 8 miles on it at the time. The proud owner says it is a very nice driving and handling road car.

This past summer he shipped it to Louisville, Ky to be in the Street Rodder booth at the NSRA Nationals. Then he and his wife joined the AMSOIL Street Rodder Road Tour -- a group of 40 hot rods -- and drove to Bonneville, Utah for Speedweek. After that it was over to Reno for the last days of Hot August Nights and back to Southern California. It's a rough life being a car guy.

The car looks pristine on the outside and gets equally considerate attention on the inside with AMSOIL. Thanks, sir, for sharing these pictures with us here.

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