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Cars > Challenges > “Connie II” Vs “MAXX”

 

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1962ChevyGuy

M–34
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
United States

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Station Wagon

“Connie II”

2005 Chevrolet Malibu MAXX LT2

“MAXX”

 
Photo of: 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
Photo of: 2005 Chevrolet Malibu
 

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About “Connie II”

I finally found one I could afford! It isn't perfect, but it's a good place to start. Only 89,000 original miles! It's got the rare 3rd seat option, too.

About “MAXX”

This is actually my wife Rose's car, and it's shown in her garage too (see MAXXINE), but since she doesn't hang out on Motortopia much anymore I thought it was time to show the car off in my garage too. It has over 65,000 miles on it, but I try to keep after it both mechanically and cosmetically and I like to think it shows. It's never let us down and it looks like a much newer car. The paint and upholstery still look like new, with the exception of a couple of minor "this's" and "that's" that any 7 year old car will pick up.

 

Specs for “Connie II”

327 V-8
Holley 4-barrel
Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission
(That will change pretty soon)
Original two tone car

Specs for “MAXX”

3.5L V-6
4-speed Automatic transaxle
0-60 in about 7.5 seconds
1/4 mile in roughly 15 seconds
... AND ABOUT 33 MPG ON THE HIGHWAY WITH 4 FULL-SIZE ADULTS ABOARD AND THE A/C BLASTING !!!

It's 5-door hatchback sedan design was an exclusive among American cars of it's size. It has more interior room (including 4" more rear seat legroom ) than the Malibu sedan of the same series with a correspondingly longer wheelbase while being 5" shorter in overall length.It's back seats can recline up to 15 degrees from their regular upright position It's standard full-width fixed rear-seat sunroof was unique among all cars available at the time.

 

Factory Options for “Connie II”

327 V-8
Automatic transmission
Third seat
AM Radio

Factory Options for “MAXX”

LT2 Package: Includes Automatic Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Driver's Seat, Fold Flat Passenger Seat, In-Dash 6 Disc CD Changer, Rear Window Wiper and Roof-Mounted Spoiler, 3.5 Liter V-6 Engine, Driving Lights, 16" Alloy Wheels with Premium All-Season Tires, Cargo Area Shelf, Cargo Net, and Cruise Control.

Power Sunroof and Fixed Rear Skylight W/ Shade

Heated Leather Seats

Remote Start

Security System

XM Satellite Radio

 

Mods for “Connie II”

Change from generator to alternator
Holley 4-barrel Carb
Re-Covered front seat

Mods for “MAXX”

None... yet. I have definite plans, including medium window tinting, charcoal gray Chevelle SS-style stripes and smoke chrome 18" Cobalt SS Supercharged factory wheels.

 

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Points for Connie II Total Votes Points for MAXX
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