A Chevrolet what-now?
This Tuxedo Black-on-Red example was ordered with the top engine available, the L72 427 cubic-inch, 425 hp Big-Block V8 with transistorized ignition, a Muncie M21 four-speed transmission, a 12-bolt 4.56 Postraction rear end and F41 Special Suspension. L72-specific dual upper trailing arms were also thrown into the mix.
The original owner was called to fight for his country in 1967 and sold the car to a 20-year-old who soon blew the Biscayne’s engine at the drag strip. Luckily, he found a replacement block and managed to rebuild the factory engine. He then restored the car using NOS parts and sold it in 1986, where it was then detailed it to factory-original condition using lots of dated components.
The owner showed it regularly at Super Chevy and other venues, eventually accumulating a collection of awards over the next quarter-century. In 2013, the car was then sold to its current owner, who reportedly spent thousands of dollars refreshing its all-original bodywork and paint.
With undeniable rarity, a collection of awards, original documentation, and just 29,000 miles on the odometer, this 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne went without sale during this past weekend’s Mecum Harrisburg auction, with the top offer being just $65,000 for the unicorn of a muscle car.