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1961 Chevrolet Biscayne

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Biscayne
SubModel: Biscayne
Type: U/K
Year: 1961
Mileage: 313
VIN: 11111N149839
Color: Red
Engine: 5.7L 350 C.I.D. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Safety: Seat Belts
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Staunton, Virginia, United States

Description for Chevrolet Biscayne 1961

Bruce A. Elder

Antique and Classic Automobiles

114 South New Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401


1961 Chevrolet Biscayne 2-Door Sedan

Model 1111, 119” Wheelbase

350 C.I.D. / 280 Horsepower V-8

Chevrolet Division

General Motors Corporation

Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

V.I.N.: 11111N149839 (1961, 2-Door Sedan 6

Passenger, Norwood, Car Number 149,839)

Engine Number: K1027DRB (Replacement 350 C.I.D)

Mileage: 313 (Indicated, since restoration)

Data Plate:

Style: 61- 1211 (1961 Biscayne 2-Door Sedan, 6 Cylinder)

Body: 01C (3rd Week Of January)

Paint: 905 (Arbor Green, refinished in Torch Red)

Trim: 817 (Green Cloth and Vinyl, now Tan)

Production: 153,988 (2-Door Sedan)

Weight: 3,425 Pounds

Base price when new: $2,369.

Accessories And Modifications:

Engine: Professionally rebuilt 350 C.I., 4-bolt main 280 horsepower engine. 8.5:1 compression ratio. Edelbrock aluminum intake and carburetor. Pertronix electronic ignition. 100 amp alternator. Aluminum water pump.

Transmission: Borg Warner T-5 manual transmission with overdrive. Hurst shifter. New clutch pressure plate and flywheel.

Chassis: Clean original frame with fully rebuilt front suspension and conversion to front disc brakes. Dual master cylinder and power brake booster. New GM 605 power steering.

3.55:1 Rear axle ratio. New gas shocks. Full 2 ½ “ dual exhaust system. Be Cool custom aluminum radiator. UniRoyal Tiger Paw P205/70/R15 front tires. UniRoyal Laredo P235/70R15 rear tires.

Body: Restored original body and trim. New reproduction and factory panels were installed during the restoration including both rear quarter panels and trunk well. New banded, tinted windshield. All new weather stripping, felts, and window runs. Electric windshield wipers. Excellent grille, High quality re-plated bumpers.

Interior: Restored original “Plane Jane” interior with plain door panels without arm rests. Taupe headliner with factory style wind lace. Tan “salt and pepper carpet. Honda bucket seats and custom console. Seat belts. Stewart Warner water temp and oil pressure gauges. Dash-mounted Classic Instruments tachometer. Rare radio and cigarette lighter delete plates. Rare basic heater.

Description: A multi-year build by a longtime enthusiast and good friend of ours.

As a kid, our buddy's heroes were the legendary Hayden Proffitt, Don Nicholson and Bill “Grumpy”Jenkins. These men drag raced the 1961 Biscayne in NHRA Super Stock and became nationally famous.

The Biscayne's were chosen by knowledgeable racers as the lightest, and thus quickest, cars with the biggest available engines in “stock” form. Stripped of even cigarette lighters, and stuffed with highly tuned tri-power 348 C.I. engines, these lowly Biscayne's became terrors of the drag strip.

This car started life as the barest, cheapest full size Chevrolet you could buy. It was likely driven to death by a Bell Telephone repair man or a Public Works director. Perhaps even a small town parson. With a thrifty six and a three on the tree, this car was a reliable if boring way to work every day.

The survival rate of these hard working business coupes is low. After an extensive search for “the right car”, this car was located and stripped down to the bones and restored to what you see here. Powerful and fun to drive, this car embodies tasteful modern updates and overdrive with a street racers rake and a deep rumble of a legendary American V-8.


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We are located in beautifulStaunton,Virginiain a building originally built in 1911 as a Ford Dealership. We invite and encourage you to visit us for a personal inspection of the car, or to send your mechanic or appraiser prior to buying.This car is sold as is and with no warranty. If you have any questions or would like to see further pictures, feel free to call or message us.

If you are the buyer, a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 via Paypal is expected within 24 hours of purchase. The balance, by wire transfer within five business days. We cannot and will not consider any trades. This car is also available for purchase locally in our showroom. As such, we reserve the right to end the listing early and with no notice.

You can buy with confidence as I am a Licensed Virginia Dealer.