The Chevrolet Biscayne was never intended to be a performance car. The Biscayne was positioned as a large, low-cost family and fleet sedan, so it didn’t attract enthusiasts and drag racer’s the way the Chevrolet Camaro, Nova, Chevelle and other Bow Tie-branded cars of the era did.
That’s exactly what makes this custom 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne pro touring-inspired build so interesting, in our opinion. The car, which is currently listed for sale by Duffy’s Classic Cars in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been rebuilt and restored with performance in mind and now features a number of modern-day upgrade parts.
Under the hood of this custom Chevrolet Biscayne sits a 283 cubic-inch V8 with an aluminum intake, an Edelbrock carburetor, a polished aluminum serpentine belt system and an aluminum radiator. It’s not clear if this is the same 283 cu.-in. V8 the car came with, or if the original engine was replaced. A custom exhaust comprised of ceramic coated headers, Magnaflow mufflers and stainless steel, mandrel-bent tailpipes gives the car a more pronounced soundtrack befitting of the car’s muscled-up exterior appearance.
The listing says the 283 cu.-in. V8 engine is paired with a GM Turbo 350 transmission, which sends power to the rear wheels through a 3.55 ratio open rear end.
This car was also upgraded with power disc brakes, new rear drums, a quick-ratio power steering rack and adjustable rear suspension trailing bars. The 17-inch TorqThrust five-spoke wheels enhance the exterior appearance, while sticky Kumho tires, which measure in at 225 mm wide in the front and 245 mm wide in the rear, help keep the car planted through the corners.
The interior has also undergone a restoration and features a billet steering wheel, classic-style aftermarket instruments and a fully-functional AM/FM radio.
Duffy’s Classic Cars says this 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne “is not just one of those cars that look good sitting still, it has been built to drive and enjoy.” The dealership is hoping to get $44,950, which is certainly not cheap for a Biscayne, though this car has undergone some restorative work and features other upgrade parts as well. Check out the listing at this link for some additional information and photos.