When the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu was introduced, Rich Hafer fell in love with it immediately. At the time, he owned a 1966 Chevelle SS that he had bought new just two years earlier. It didn’t have power steering or power brakes, and had a four-speed manual gearbox with a heavy-duty clutch. As it turned out, his new wife didn’t like driving it, so it made sense for them to trade it for a new one, ordered just the way they wanted.
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