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Sunday, October 2, 2011

1966 Chevy Biscayne 427 Street/Strip Car For Sale

Based on a rust-free '66 Biscayne 2-door post coupe from California, this street and strip terror was built by a long-time acquaintance of mine who also owns a stunning '69 Corvette 427/435 coupe that he carefully restored to NCRS Top Flight perfection over many years. As such, this tough Biscayne carries a great vintage vibe and perfectly recalls similar full-sized Chevrolet Super Stock drag cars from the "Golden Age" of stock-bodied drag racing during the 1960s.

   

This highly maintained bruiser is only driven on Sundays and has never seen any foul weather since it was acquired and built up by the current owner, who brought it to Canada directly after sourcing the car in California. Don't let the clean and sedate appearance fool you - this car is a driveable, yet brutal performer and packs a massive big-block Chevy punch under the hood, where a 468 cubic inch V-8 (454 block, overbored 0.060-inch) lurks. Only a set of iconic "427 Turbo-Jet" crossed-flag emblems give away this car's secret and at that, one must look closely to see them at a stoplight.



The big-block Chevy "rat" motor is topped with a Brodix single-plane intake manifold and a Demon carburetor and an MSD electonic ignition lights the fire, while a set of Hooker headers handle the exhaust. The heavy-duty driveline consists of a close-ratio Muncie 4-speed manual transmission, a Center Force clutch, a D.T.S. rear end assembly with Positraction, and a pair of Moser axles. A set of Chevy rally-type steel wheels of the period complete the package.


The "plain Jane" but lightweight Biscayne interior is restored, clean, and factory-correct in appearance, lending a deceptive "sleeper" look and feel to the car. Remarkably, the rear seat and its upholstery are factory-original.




As expected, the Biscayne is a strong dual-purpose street/strip car, capable of knocking off 12-second quarter-mile timeslips with ease. Below, the mighty Biscayne is pictured on the starting line at St. Thomas Dragway in Sparta, Ontario, Canada.



A great example of the lightweight Biscayne coupe with all the right parts and very highly maintained and properly stored and cared for, this car is now available for a new owner to own and enjoy. For further information and pricing, please post a comment below this post.

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