For Sale: 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne in Depew, New York

Vehicle Description

Another beautiful Basil Classic...this Muscle Car Magazine 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne has been handpicked and meets Joe Basil's standards of excellence and tradition of fine automobiles since 1951. This vehicle is truly one of a kind and one of the cleanest, best driving 1960 Biscaynes that you will find! Buy with confidence!!This is one of the best examples of a Chevrolet Biscayne that you will find! This vehicle is in super clean, show winning condition, and has even been featured in Muscle Car Review Magazine!! This car has been in 4 issues of Muscle Car Magazine's "Road- Ready Biscayne". The 4 Part series features key modifications and upgrades to make this Biscayne "Road Ready" in preparation for a road trip spanning all the way from San Diego California, to Detroit Michigan! The step-by-step processes have been documented for each modification, so you can get an understanding on how everything was done, and how they make it a great car for a road trip of that stature! And of course, the 404-mile shakedown trip, to truly test what they have done before taking it on the nearly 2,500-mile haul across the country...The first upgrade that the 2 friends did was a new air-conditioning system! Fitted with a Sanded compressor, and Vintage Airs Mark IV Styleline cool-only unit. The system would have a fitting retro look, with the technology of a modern A/C system! The cabin would be cool for the 2,300 miles journey through the mid-august desert heat, and a week of cruising in the Motor City of Detroit! The A/C system consists of 3 basic units, the condenser, compressor, and evaporator. Read through the article to see how each piece of the puzzle was fitted, and everything that went into the competition of a fully operational Air-conditioning system in the 1960s Biscayne. How are you going to drive across the county, in a midcentury behemoth without Cruise control? You aren't! This vehicle has been fitted with the Dakota Digital cruise control system! The turn signal stalk has been fitted with the controls to make it easy to use, and unnoticeable to most people! The step-by-step guide towards the end of Part 1 will show you exactly how this modification was completed. The Next part of "Read Ready Biscayne" is geared towards drivability and safety, where the brakes and steering are given some attention. Mentioned in the previous article, the 4-wheel non-power drum brakes were fine-tuned and some of the best that the gentleman has experienced, but a long trip through mountain passes would grow concerns, one of them being brake fade. With that being said, the brakes were upgraded with a Summit Racing power disk brake conversion kit. The kit included everything needed such as a new brake booster, master cylinder, rotators, single-piston calipers, powder coated backets, semimetallic pads, bearings, proportion valve, seals, hoses, fittings, and hardware needed for the conversion! The no-power, hard to turn steering was upgraded with a Classic Performance Products 500 power steering box, along with a new aluminum radiator with electric fans to allow it to fit! The steering has also been upgraded with a new idler arm, idler arm bracket, center link, and pitman arm, to give a much tighter, better feel that the stock suspension components would give you! Part 3, The transmission: Swapping out the old 4-speed for a brand new 700-R4 Automatic! This is one of the best automatic transmissions you can get! The reasoning behind this swap was all in spirit of making the best cross-country classic you could have. The fuel economy would significantly improve, and the engine would not be working nearly as hard, due to the overdrive of the new transmission! Alongside the new transmission came a new torque converter! The Summit torque converter was specially picked, taking into account the tire size, and rear end gear ratio, so they could get the correct speedometer gear for an accurate reading. The torque converters lockup is electro-hydraulically controlled with an independent toggle switch. Modifying the transmission cross member and getting a custom-made drive shaft was required to fit the transmission to ensure the rear end was in the proper location with a proper range of motion. Since there was already a spot in the floor where the old 4-speed shifter used to sit, they opted for a Lokar floor mount shifter that has the same swizzle stick look as Chevrolets original four speed shifter! Part 4: The shakedown test. After all of these upgrades and modifications that have been done, it was important to do a real-world test... with that being said, the 2 friends designed a trip from ocean side, California to Yuma. A 404-miles round trip through the mountains at over 4,000 feet of elevation, and through deserts at below sea level! Take a look at the article to see how that went...At the time of the article (2013) this vehicle was mentioned to be a 10-year-old restoration, making it about a 20-year-old restoration today. But you would never guess that... This vehicle is in absolutely spectacular condition. This Biscayne is so nice that it is currently sitting in out Chevrolet new car showroom! You can tell that it was always well cared for, and properly maintained by the previous owner! The bright red paint is still as vibrant and glossy as it was on day one! The paint is in excellent with very few, very minor imperfections, that go unnoticed unless you're really looking for them! The surrounding chrome trim and bumpers are also in excellent condition. The American Racing Torque Thrust wheels are as good as new and fit the car very well. They have a great stance and fit the wheel wells nicely, with a staggered set of BF Goodrich radial tires, 275 in the rear and 245 in the front! The gray vinyl and cloth interior is also in excellent condition, this car is a show winner! Take a look at the bench seats, the door panels, carpet, headliner, dashboard, and everything else... all is super clean and looks really good! Don't forget about that Vintage Air cooling system, and Dakota Digital cruise control... it truly looks like it would come like that from the factory! The interior also has a tachometer, and added voltage, water temp, and Oil pressure gauges mounted below the air-conditioning system! Take a look at the trunk as well, excellent condition and plenty of space to store what you may need, for whatever journey you may want to go on... it is even equipped with a spare tire just on case! Under the hood is a 348ci V8 with TriPower induction! The engine bay on this car is super clean, the orange paint makes the motor pop, and the surrounding accessories, bits, and pieces look as good as new! Inside and out this car is in showroom condition and is something to be proud of! Even the undercarriage is super clean and looks nearly as good as new! Lots of time and money has been invested into this car, you can tell it has been loved by the previous owner!*The history of this vehicle speaks for itself:*** Muscle Car Magazines "Road-Ready Biscayne"*** 348ci V8 paired with a 700-R4 Transmission*** Airconditioning*** Cruise control*** Power steering and power front disk bakes*** Excellent conditioning inside and out*** Clean, straight body with a vibrant red paint that shins like new!*** Gray vinyl and cloth interior is in spectacular condition*** Engine compartment, trunk, and undercarriage are also super clean and something to be proud of! Take a good look at the photo gallery*** Lots of time and money invested... Take advantage of the previous owners' investment*** You can tell that it was very well cared for and properly maintained!*** One of the cleanest Biscayne's you will find, and a super cool car with great history!*Just look and you can tell tha...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne
  • Listing ID: CC-1663632
  • Price: $74,956
  • Location:Depew, New York
  • Year:1960
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Biscayne
  • Odometer:92921
  • Stock Number:C166
  • VIN:1111F228793
Listed By:
Joe Basil Chevrolet
511 Transit Rd
Depew, NY 14043

Contact Seller

Characters /500
 Sign me up for the Newsletter
By contacting this seller you accept
ClassicCars.com Visitors Agreement.
Interested in something else? Search these similar vehicles...