You probably were just attracted to this 1961 Chevrolet Biscayne
because you though it looked cool and was priced right. Little did
you know that this two-door column-shifter has serious V8 power
under the hood to maximize the sleeper-style fun.
Chevy really had a great look in 1961. There was curved glass in
the front, and the wraparound rear windshield gave you a sporty
overhang. Plus, there's the absolutely awesome stylized sheet metal
where the profile has a design line that warps around the rear and
creates the dipping "V" in the rear panel (an exclusive style
element to the '61 Chevys.) The factory-correct Jewel Blue paint,
full trim, and chrome bumper are all complete. And they have the
look of a well-respected classic with a hint of age. It gives the
overall the appearance of a classic someone drove to church every
Sunday for six decades. So few people will pick up on the beast
within (more on that in a moment.)
Inside is a highly correct interior that continues the sea of blue.
The Biscayne offers plenty of full-size comfort to carry family and
friends across two rows of wide benches. And there are even comfy
cloth inserts on the two-tone. But the best treats are reserved
just for the driver. You get the original stylized two-spoke
steering wheel, which has power steering and gives you a clear view
of the artful factory gauges. It's pure classic motoring, right
down to the column shifter. But once you turn the key, the growl
signals something upgraded under the hood.
This is a true sleeper for what's in the engine bay. The car is
equipped with a 385 HP GM Performance "Fastburn 385" engine from
Jeg's with receipts to back it up. More than just great and
reliable power, this has performance goodies like a Holley
four-barrel carburetor, an aluminum intake, and headers that add
power while contributing to the sweet sound of the dual exhaust. It
also has worthwhile supporting components, too, like upgraded
brackets, pulleys, electronic ignition, and a Griffin aluminum
radiator. And the three-speed manual transmission gives you proper
control over it all.
Here's a great classic body style with some great power upgrades.
So don't miss your chance at this affordable and distinct sleeper.