By the time the first OPEC oil embargo hit in October 1973, the mold for GM's mid-sized A-bodies had been cast. Chevy's Malibu was arguably the best looking of the new-for-'73 Colonnade-style cars. Flared fenders, quad taillights, and fuselage styling made it a big hit with buyers, but they quickly lost their luster as gasoline soared from 30 cents a gallon to $1.20. Soon, musclecars would be a faint memory, as millions of Americans scrambled for gas-sipping imports. Tony Lloyd has never lost the faith, however. His '73 Malibu shows what a little vision and a lot of hard work can accomplish.