Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1976 Chevrolet Malibu Classic Coupe – Hello From Heiloo

Corey Behrens apparently was (or still is) back in The Netherlands, and has posted some of his finds at the Cohort. I’ll start with this Malibu coupe, not for any particular reason. As we’ve seen so many times before, the Dutch have a real thing for American cars, so this looks right at home in Heiloo.

We’ve had a fair number of these Colonnade Malibus here over the years, and way back in 2010, I had the audacity to call one of these a GM Deadly Sin. I doubt I could be that harsh anymore, as they’ve become rather rare and I appreciate survivors. Of course GM Deadly Sins was never about ragging on the cars themselves, but about certain decisions that were made in their creation. There’s a lot to love here; maybe a bit too much, actually.

This one has lost its rubber rub strip on its bumpers, and a bit of other trim, but looks to be pretty solid generally.

They’re simple and tough. Sort of a passenger car truck; no wonder trucks are so popular today. And they represent the seventies perfectly, for better or for worse.