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The Chevrolet Biscayne’s were produced from the years of 1958 through 1972. The Biscayne was the most inexpensive car model in the Chevy full-size car range due to the absence of most exterior and fancy interior trimmings. When first introduced in the 1958 model year, the Biscayne was available as a two or four door pillared sedan. The Chevrolet Biscayne station wagon was available from 1962 through 1968. The Biscayne station wagon models used a different series of model names than the other earlier models from 1958 to 1961 and again from 1969 to 1972. The two-door sedan was dropped after 1969, and consequently from 1970 to 1972 the only Biscayne model available was a four-door sedan.
Chevy Biscayne’s were created primarily for the fleet market, though they were also open to the general public — particularly to those who needed inexpensive, no-frills transportation with the accessibility, room and power of a full-size vehicle. While most Biscayne’s were purchased with a 6-cylinder engine through the late 1960s, the V8 engine became the more sought-after Biscayne by the early 1970s. Power braking and power steering were made standard in 1970, while the TurboHydramatic transmission was made standard on all vehicles ordered with a V8 engine starting midway through the 1971. Biscayne’s were offered with any of Chevrolet's high-output big-block V8 engines and performance-oriented transmissions and the limited numbers of these high-performance vehicles are highly sought after by car collectors today.
With the exception of the years 1959 and 1972, Biscayne’s were easily recognized by the use of two taillights per side. The more luxurious Chevy Impala (and later Chevy Caprice) had three taillights per side. The Biscayne was largely lacking of exterior chrome trim and was typically fitted with small hubcaps, though several exterior trim pieces and upgraded wheel covers were available at additional fees. Interior trim was spartan, with lower quality cloth and vinyl or all-vinyl upholstery trim, a standard steering wheel w/center horn button, and floor mats made of rubber.
If you are the lucky owner of a classic Biscayne, you should know that Eckler’s Late Great Chevy is your number one source for all the restoration parts and accessories you will ever need. Whether you want to restore your Biscayne to showroom original or upgrade its performance with modern disc brakes and suspension, we have all the parts you need at great prices.