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1978 Chevy Malibu - 'Rear View

`REAR VIEW

Old Suit

Remember this look? Once in a while someone will get out of jail and trot out the car he built in the early '90s. Almost 15 years later, it almost garners a sense of nostalgia, but not in the way of old Super Stock photos. Instead, it's a little more like some syndrome that tries to repress the visual imprint of every piece of metal on a car being painted body color, oftentimes with a clashing stripe or better yet, a lightning bolt or zigzag. The look was branded monochrome, and every other page of Car Craft was filled with studio shots of cars called Lime Light or Tangerine Dream with the full-color dip. Nothing was safe, including gauge pods and dashpads. Then, sometime around 1997, the fad disappeared and the chrome bumper returned. This '78 Malibu was built in 1991 and photographed at the CC Summer Nats in 1997, but the photos were never published. Maybe it was just a little too late. By Douglas R. Glad / Photo: CC Archives

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