This Jeep was originally sold by Riverside Jeep Eagle in Gladstone Oregon. We purchased it from the original owner (Claire F) in 2016. She had taken amazing care of it, having the original seats under covers most of its life. The body was in excellent condition except for failing clear coat on the roof, hood, tops of doors and tailgate. While the body and seats were excellent, the engine, cooling system and other items such as the headliner, carpet, front brakes, exhaust etc. were in need of renewal so after bring it back to Pennsylvania in the summer of 2017 we started the renewal process but removing the front clip, and replacing the worn out 360 with a fresh AMC 401 V8. The underwood work included new radiator, hoses, water pump belts, plugs, wires, coil, intake manifold, Holley 4bbl car, and a ton of other odds and ends. Stripping the hood (top and bottom, inner fenders, tops of the doors and the roof to bare metal was a delicate and laborious job as the original moldings and wood appliqués are excellent and we were very careful so as not to damage them as the replacements are not as good as the originals. The results speak for themselves. This Jeep stops traffic and gets smiles and waves wherever it goes! A base coat of Diamont Dover Gray with multiple clear coats on top shine better than new. This is a unique Jeep being for Oregon (rust free) and kept in such great shape by the original owner for so long. We've poured a ton of time and resources into the Jeep over the past 18 months in hopes that it will give the next owner another 29 years of service. If you are searching for a GW to keep for a long time this one is a must see and drive. More details below.
1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Dover Gray with Sand interior. SelecTrac 4WD with trailer tow package and factory limited slip rear axle with 3.31 gear ratio, PS, PB, PW, AC, cruise control, overhead console with compass and temperature gauge. Completely rust free Portland Oregon Jeep - lovingly cared for by one female owner from 1990 until 2016. Full renewal now completed including:
ENGINE: completely rebuilt 401 AMC (block hot tanked magna fluxed, new rods, pistons, camshaft, lifters, etc.) New water pump, belts, hoses, intake manifold, Holley 600 cfm carburetor, fuel pump, oil pump, mid plate, alternator, fan clutch, radiator, thermostat, stainless steel catalytic converter and magna flow muffler, new tailpipe, new shocks, and much more. Original wood and moldings in excellent shape.
PAINT: new Dover gray (original color) Diamont base coat clear coat from wood up (stripped very carefully to bare metal.) and refinished.
INTERIOR: Sand color interior, seats are original and EXCELLENT as they were covered most of their life. New carpet and headliner (sound deadening on ceiling and inside doors.) .
PAPERWORK: Original manuals including Warranty book, owners manual, business card from original Riverside Jeep, VIP Delivery system key card, original hard to find items including: original fog lamps and covers, original mudflaps, original floor mats, trailer hitch wiring, key fob, etc.
Available to see in PIttsburgh, Pa
1969 CHEVELLE MALIBU (SOLD 2017 Yamhill, OR)
Huge Thank You to all those who helped with the build including: Sarah P, Jim and Mike at Sunset Automotive, Scot Hull, Greenwood Automotive, Pat Sampson, Brougher's Machine Shop, Max, Dan P, Bert, Paul C, Kort N, therealorod, Kay Thompson, and Tom Spence for the awesome pics. Long journey with many contributors but well worth the effort.
Factory Special Order | L-48/TH350/12Bolt | Highly Documented
This 1969 Chevelle Malibu SPT Coupe spent the first 40 years with the original owners until we found it in September of 2010 in Mulino, Oregon.
It was a complete, original owner car that had been sitting in storage for approximately 18 years. The car came with extensive original documentation including the protects plate, bill of sale from Verger Chevrolet in Coos Bay Oregon, the original body broadcast copy, the original owners manual and the original Car Shipper documenting it as a factory special order car, painted a Cadillac Iridescent color called San Mateo Red. The car was optioned with the highest horsepower small block available in a Chevelle in 1969 the 4 bolt main L-48 300 hp/350. It retained it's matching numbers engine, TH350 transmission and 12 bolt rear end.
A factory optioned dual exhaust car, it didn't take long until the small block rumbled back to life after it's long hibernation. Fresh gas, a through tune up and the car was back to daily driver duty from September 2010 until mid 2013.
As I began to do research on the car and discover how unique it was I planned a full restoration.
In 1969 Chevelle's could be ordered in any model with the "SS" option. This seams to be one of the reasons that when performing full restorations on 1969 Chevelles most people choose to build the cars as Super Sports.
The way this Malibu was optioned you could have had a 325hp/396 SS car for the same money.
The car has just gone through a thorough, documented, ground up restoration and will be for sale soon.
Truly a 1 of 1 car. You will not find another 1969 San Mateo Red L48 Malibu with this pedigree if at all!
Have a look at some of the pics from the restoration process (there are over 1600 this is a small sample). It's been a blast bringing this super rare Malibu back to better than new condition. It's ready for street and strip duty and another 50 plus years of fast and reliable transportation.