John C. Reilly’s ’68 Chevy Malibu Convertible Is for Sale on BaT

  • Comedic and character actor John C. Reilly is promoting the ’68 Chevy Malibu convertible he is owned for greater than 30 years.
  • Largely unique aside from the turquoise repaint, this Malibu is a pure SoCal cruiser with a 307-cubic-inch V-8 and a two-speed Powerglide transmission.
  • The public sale ends on Tuesday, June 27.
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Maybe finest generally known as the “Shake” to longtime collaborator Will Ferrell’s “Bake” in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, actor John C. Reilly has appeared in dozens of roles since his movie debut in 1989. Someday in 1992, he purchased this 1968 Chevrolet Malibu convertible, which he is owned all by means of a protracted and storied profession.

1968 chevrolet malibu rear view with the top down

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Now, it is up for auction on Bring A Trailer, which like Automobile and Driver, is a component Hearst Autos. It is your likelihood to personal each a machine that is the proper convertible for cruising sluggish on California’s highways and has additionally been anointed with only a contact of celeb standing.

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New for 1968, the second-generation Chevelle might be ordered with some critical firepower beneath the hood. At this time, it appears most survivors have a 350-cubic-inch V-8 or perhaps a 396, typically with just a few efficiency components bolted on. This ’68 Malibu convertible, nonetheless, is the furthest factor from a would-be dragstrip hero. It nonetheless has the bottom V-8: a 307-cubic-inch engine good for simply 200 horsepower paired with a two-speed Powerglide transmission, together with 14-inch metal wheels carrying 205/75 whitewall tires. The paint has been modified from Ash Gold to Tripoli Turquoise (a period-correct Chevrolet shade), however this Malibu is mainly true to what it was when it was new.

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It is a pure California automobile—fairly actually, because it was assembled at GM’s Fremont Meeting plant close to San Francisco. When Reilly purchased this automobile, he would have already appeared in Days of Thunder and will have been seen on-screen in a supporting position in Hoffa.

Not like the Rolls convertible Reilly drove as staff proprietor Jerry Buss in Profitable Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, this Chevrolet convertible has a contact of the understated about it. Drop the highest on this traditional Chevy, load the soundtrack to Stroll Onerous: The Dewey Cox Story into the aftermarket Alpine stereo, and head for the seashore to catch the final rays of that California sundown.


Contributing Editor

Brendan McAleer is a contract author and photographer based mostly in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He grew up splitting his knuckles on British cars, got here of age within the golden period of Japanese sport-compact efficiency, and commenced writing about automobiles and other people in 2008. His specific curiosity is the intersection between humanity and equipment, whether or not it’s the racing profession of Walter Cronkite or Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s half-century obsession with the Citroën 2CV. He has taught each of his younger daughters learn how to shift a handbook transmission and is grateful for the excuse they supply to be perpetually shopping for Scorching Wheels.