5.7 Liter LT1 V8
If you\'re looking for an awesome vintage cruiser that could almost pass for a show-stopping magazine cover car, and one that\'s been totally sorted and is ready to cruise, this 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne just might be your huckleberry. Comprehensively upgraded from a bare-bones commuter car, it\'s now a fantastic restomod packing a fuel-injected 5.7L V8 Corvette motor under the hood that was built to rule the streets.
Finished in striking Aqua Blue livery, this Biscayne knows how to get attention, and it was built right knowing it would always attract a crowd. Starting with a clean, original car was the key to getting such clean results and it really looks great today with laser straight bodywork and a slick, top driver-quality finish that has held up very well through the years. Hailing from a climate that\'s friendly to vintage sheetmetal, it was stripped bare and then covered in several coats of bright white on the roof and brilliant Aqua on the rest of the body. And despite some very minor signs of use (most of which could easily be buffed out with a good detail), there\'s still a great shine and the finish is deep enough to easily get lost inside. It obviously received a thorough restoration, and the builders went the extra mile to get those long quarter panels straight and smooth and to ensure that all the wonderful details of the 1960 Chevrolet design were crisp and sharp. The iconic wrap-around windshield is in excellent condition, and the sleek roof line makes it look fast just standing still. The Biscayne didn\'t have as much brightwork as the Impala, but don\'t worry, there\'s still plenty of bright trim, including delicate stainless outlining those tailfins and handsome chrome bumpers that tuck in tight to the bodywork. The front grille and headlights are stock, the \'rocket\' taillights are amazing, and those \'angry owl\' style fins out back are definitely jet-age cool. There just aren\'t many cars that can compete with this one on sheer eyeball appeal.
The interior is as neatly finished as the exterior, featuring a big, split bench up front and a matching one in the rear, proving more than enough room for you and all your friends. Upholstered in handsome two-tone cloth, the seats are all-day comfortable, and the flanking door panels and plush carpets below give the big 2-door a completed look and feel inside. The wide dash is nicely painted and features five individual gauge pods filled with factory instruments, augmented with a trio of AutoMeter auxiliary units below and a big Street Tach strapped to the steering column that keep a keen eye on the upgraded motor up ahead. Like most Biscaynes from the era, creature comforts are sacrificed for performance, and that\'s precisely what the tall Hurst shifter is about -- topped with a white cue ball knob that beckons the driver to bang through the Muncie and have a little fun. The original steering wheel was left in place during the restoration and we absolutely love the design, and even the original AM radio survived through the decades, although it will need to be augmented with a modern unit if you want some tunes. Out back, the massive trunk is shows off solid pans and excellent original sheetmetal, and it houses a couple mats and a full-size spare.
Under the hood, the original engine was dumped in favor of a Corvette 5.7L V8 LT1 that instantly turned this Biscayne into an absolute missile. Installed in 2019, the \'96-model LT1 was augmented with an LT4 hot cam and lifters for added horsepower, along with a Street and Performance wiring harness and computer system for modern dependability and responsiveness. Despite the obvious LTI intake and squared air filter, the motor practically looks like it always belonged, with blacked-out finned valve covers matching the shiny black firewall and inner fenders. With all those extra cubes it makes enough horsepower to be entertaining, but at the same time it was designed to be a superior long-distance cruis
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