When we saw this sucker on our daily Malibu Craigslist search, it caught our attention right away. Maybe it is the perfect stance on rally wheels. Or maybe it’s the interesting color combo. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s the intake tube that is running through a slot in the hood. Oh yeah, that’s it. This cool sleeperish hot rod features a 5.3 with an 80mm turbo running on E85 through a built Holley carb. Backing it up is a built TH350 with a trans brake, and the parts it’s got sound like all the good stuff you want. It doesn’t say what the rear axle is in the thing, so we have no way to know whether it will live with the right pedal to the floor, but quite frankly we don’t care. It looks like it would be a riot to own and drive and we only wish we had the money to buy it. Somebody out there in BangShift land should, and then put a build Mark Williams 9″ under the back. We have a feeling this car will either be a ton of fun, or will be the one that gets you into trouble. Either way, we’re good with it! This is one cool sort of sleeper 5.3 turbo Malibu.
Here is what the seller has to say:
1980 Malibu sleeper, street/strip car, solid CA vehicle, No rust anywhere, stock 5.3 LS motor, Trick Flow cam, GT45 Ball bearing 80mm turbo, Holley E85 carb, Edelbrock intake, MSD ignition, th350 trans with trans brake, 3500 stall converter, Fuel cell, lowered on rally wheels, looks, runs and drives amazing. $12,800 323-683-2277