Boys and girls, pull up a chair and let us regale you with a tale of a time when you didn’t just buy whatever some schmuck dealer ordered to sit on the lot. You sat down and pored over the dealer’s order book and figured out the very configuration you were looking for, and sometimes, after hours of figuring out intricate equipment logic, you ended up with a 1978 Malibu Wagon with a four-speed.We’ve seen a handful of Monte Carlos and Cutlassessess come through ordered with four-speed manual transmissions, but this 1978 Malibu Wagon is the first longroof we’ve seen where you mixed your own gears.
G-Body Wagons are something of a rarity these days. A lot of them were used up in bracket racing because they’re durable, relatively light, and fit up nicely with the ubiquitous GM 350. Thankfully, this one has escaped such a fate so far.
With just 70,000 miles, it’s definitely a car worth watching. It’s a little rough around the edges with some missing trim here and there. It’d be interesting to see what this bids up to when the auction closes.