Specs...

The Venezuelan ´70 - ´72 Chevelle Malibu, originally had the following specs: 

ENGINE: General Motors 307 cid V8. 8,5:1 compresion rate. 200HP @ 4600 RPM. 300 lb/ft @ 2400 RPM. Bore: 3 7/8". Stroke: 3.25".

INTAKE: Two barrel Rochester Dual Jet (2GV, No. 7041110) carburetor.

IGNITION: Breaker point, ignition coil and distributor (PN1112039) system. DWELL: 29º - 31º. Gap: .016" used/ .019" new. Advance: 8º @ 550 RPM BTDC. SPARK PLUGS: ACR45TS. FIRING ORDER: 18436572

FUEL: Leaded gas.

LUBRICATION SYSTEM: Forced lubrication by mechanical oil pump. SAE 15W-40 oil.

REFRIGERATION SYSTEM: Water. The radiator was made by FRAPCA, Maracay, Estado Aragua, Venezuela. Commonly, engine coolant wasn´t used at that time in our country.

CAPACITIES WATER /  OIL / FUEL: 16lts. /4 quarters / 72 lts.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: 12 V DC. Delco Remy 14 V and 25amp @ 2000RPM / 35 amp 25000 RPM alternator.

TRANSMISION: 3 speed (1, 2, D) GM Turbo Hydramatic.

WHEELBASE: 112" (Coupe) / 116" (Sedan and Station Wagon)

TREAD - FRONT: 60".

TREAD - REAR: 59,9".

SUSPENSION FRONT / REAR: Independent with 2 control arms (Upper and lower) each side, coil springs and telescopic struts / Rigid axle with 4 control arms (2 lowers and 2 uppers), coil springs and telescopic struts.

BRAKES FRONT / REAR: DRUMS / DRUMS, except 1972: DISCS / DRUMS.

 TIRES / WHEELS: E78/14 White tread / 14 x 5 inch. steel rims 

Wide /Length / Height: 75,4" / 201,2" (Sedan) - 197,2" (Coupe) - 207,5" (Station Wagon) / 53,3" (Sedán) - 52,7" (Coupe) -54,4" (SW)

A/C: Four Seasons - General Motors. Compressor: Frigidaire axial  6 cyl and 12, 6" CID. Fills with 3 lbs, 12 oz  R12 gas. Blower motor 12 V, 16,5 amp  3700 RPM.

ACCESSORIES (Only 2 door ht): Central Console with Floor Shifter (RPO D55). Bucket Seats (RPO A51), without Headrests (They weren´t mandatory in Venezuela until years later).

 

VIN: Vehicle Identification Number: Placed at dash/windshield base leftside and under hood´s driver rear corner. It has seven (7) digits:

1 36 37 A C 1 xxxxx

1: GM Division: 1 Chevrolet. In Venezuela, General Motors sells their cars under this trademark, thats why in our streets can be seen "Chevrolet Century" (Buicks Century), "Chevrolet Corsa" (Opel Corsa), "Chevrolet Sunfire" (Pontiac Sunfire), etc.

36: Model: Malibu.

Other (1971) models were: (Venezuelan production in black letters)

31 - Chevelle 300 or El Camino, 6 cyl; 32 - Chevelle 300 or El Camino, 8 cyl; 33 - 300 Deluxe, El Camino, Nomad Custom, or Greenbrier, 6 cyl; 34 - Malibu, Custom El Camino, or Concours, 6 cyl; 36 - Malibu, Custom El Camino, or Concours, 8 cyl; 37 - Malibu SS or Concours, 6 cyl; 38 - Malibu SS, SS 396, Concours, Concours Estate, 8 cyl.

37: Style: hardtop.

11 - 2 door sedan; 15 - 2 door station wagon, 2 seats; 17 - 2 door sport coupe; 27 - 2 dorr pillar coupe; 35 - 4-door station wagon, 2 seats; 36 - 4 door station wagon, 2 seats, double tailgate; 37 - 2 door sport coupe; 39 - 4 door sport sedan; 46 - 4 door station wagon, 3 seats; 67 - 2 door convertible; 69 - 4 door sedan; 80 - 2 door sedan pickup.

A: IMPORTANT: Venezuelan Model Year: A - 1971

A - 1971; B - 1972; K- 1970;  H- 1968; J- 1969

C: Assembly Plant in Venezuela: C - GM de Venezuela Assembly Plant in La Yaguara, Caracas

C - Caracas, Distrito Federal

1: Production year last digit : Non used, all cars had a number one

xxxxx: Sequence production number.

Above example matches one Venezuelan Chevrolet Malibu sport coupe 1971.

Trim Tag:

BODY BY FISHER

ST 13637AC1xxxxx BDY

TR 706-926-6276 PNT

Instead of USA Trim Tag, it lacks "General Motors" name, conformance statement, nor indicates any RPO´s.

These trim tags had punched serials.

 

706:  (TR: Trim): 706 Black Elk Coated Fabric.

926-6276: (PNT: Paint) Differs from USA paint codes. "926" points to non metallic paint.  "6276" in this case was a burnt orange, possibly according to Sherwin Williams Venezuela paint codes.

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