Junkyard Treasure: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS

Junkyard Treasure: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS



When the Chevrolet Malibu obtained transferred to the Opel-derived Epsilon system for the 2004 version year (making it an initial relative to the Saab 9-3 at the same time), The General chose to make a five-door hatchback variation called the Malibu Maxx. Manufacturing of the Maxx proceeded simply with 2007 as well as customers weren’t much curious about a midsize hatchback (Chevrolet’s very first because the Corsica), so these automobiles are difficult to discover in junkyards today. I would certainly been maintaining a hunt for the really unusual Malibu Maxx SS for a couple of years when I ultimately detected this gutted ’06 in Denver.

Junkyard Treasure: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS

The common Malibu Maxx obtained a 201- horse power High Worth V6 displacing 3.5 litres, yet the SS obtained the magnificent3.9-liter LZ9 version This really small 60- level V6 created 240 horse power as well as included variable shutoff timing– really uncommon for a pushrod engine.

Junkyard Treasure: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS

The Maxx SS additionally included a stiffer suspension, cool-looking wheels, hydraulic power guiding rather than the electrical enter the routine Malibu, as well as SS badges everywhere.

Junkyard Treasure: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS

A hand-operated transmission would certainly have offered a large amount of driving enjoyable, yet the LZ9’s 240 pound-feet possibly would have broken routine axle shafts like Mr. Salty crackers. All message-1983 Malibus offered in the USA have actually had 2 pedals compulsory, sorry to state.

Junkyard Treasure: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS

Junkyard consumers have actually devitalized this auto ahead of the A columns, with the hood hanging regretfully precede. The LZ9 entered into lots of various other GM lorries throughout the late 2000 s as well as very early 2011 s, so the running equipment possibly resides on in an Uplander or G6 currently.

Junkyard Treasure: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS

Possibly a person will certainly purchase these SS wheels for their Chevy Standard.

Existed anything the Malibu Maxx could not do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32 f4CiiA0ig

When you do not rather make that drawbridge jump,

The gliding back seats come in useful.





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