1962

Chevrolet Biscayne

Frame Off Restored Biscayne 409/425 Dual Quad 4 Speed
Stock #
132573
Body Style
Sedan
Engine
409 V8
Exterior Color
Red
Interior Color
Red
Miles
50547
$55,900

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Why Buy
  • Frame-off restoration
  • 3.73 final gears
  • Built 409cid V8
  • Cardinal Red
  • Muncie M21 4-speed
  • Extensive documentation

Thanks to its simplicity and heavy duty big car hardware, the Chevrolet Biscayne was the ideal foundation for a killer sleeper with monster horsepower. But since these cars were originally built as low-cost, no-frills transportation, they were often underappreciated. However, like all cars that share the basic virtues of good design and big horsepower, collectors simply can’t ignore them any longer. Just last month we sold a matching numbers ’62 409 equipped Biscayne just like this one for $75K!

With a built big block 409, a slick shifting Muncie M21 wide ratio 4-speed transmission and stout 3.70 gears, this fully restored 1962 Biscayne features one hell of a powertrain in an unassuming red wrapper. Produced at GM’s Atlanta Georgia assembly plant, this car was originally a black 6 cylinder car that was brought north by a hobbyist, for the purpose of building a lightning fast 409 4 speed Biscayne. Miles on the car are actual and all body panels are original! Thanks to a recent high quality frame off rotisserie restoration, those straight panels display better than factory alignment and a new coat of red Dupont paint that has been buffed to an incredible shine.

At the front of the car, a body width stainless grille is stamped with black “Chevrolet” script and houses correct T3 headlights above clear factory marker lights. At the edge of the hood, a great looking chrome Chevrolet emblem features a gold bowtie centered between red and white inlays. Below the grille, a wrap-around chrome bumper houses a cool ridged center section and displays a showroom quality shine. At the sides of the car, small Chevrolet crossed flag emblems with discrete “409” insignias combine with chrome rear fender mounted “Biscayne” emblems to provide identification. And chrome door handles sit above stainless rocker spears to add a little flash to the sea of red paint. At the top of the car, an awesome curved windshield is flanked by well-maintained stainless trim, cleared by bright stainless wipers and along with the rest of the cars glass, presents well. Out back, four traditional chrome trimmed Chevrolet tail lights sit above another show worthy chrome bumper that features a matching ridged center section. On the trunk lid, a second chrome Chevrolet emblem houses the same gold bowtie, and pristine inlays as the hood emblem and sits above a perfectly centered chrome “Chevrolet” script. Despite the blazing red paint and subtle emblems, this car will likely stay under the radar until you crack open the dual quad big block and start handing out the beatings.

Take one look under this cars red hood and you’ll realize that it was built to do only one thing: go fast. Dyno tested at 429 horsepower and 453 lb./ft. of torque, this Biscaynes 1963 dual quad 4-speed QB 409 has been bored .030 over by the experts at Crown Speed Equipment in Meadville, Pennsylvania and now clocks in at a respectable 474 cubic inches. At the top of the engine, a correct dual snorkel air cleaner wears smooth satin black paint and a proper AC decal. Below that air cleaner, two correct 1962 dated Carter 4 barrel carburetors send fuel from stainless fuel lines to a 1963 dual quad aluminum intake. At the sides of that intake, highly sought after 1962 690 heads wear distinctive satin silver valve covers with correct “409 Turbo Fire” decals and have been rebuilt with solid lifters, titanium push rods, roller rockers and stainless steel valves. Inside the engine, a Competiton camshaft sits above a Scat 454 crankshaft which turns Eagle H-beam rods with Ross forged pistons to create a stout 10.5 to 1 compression ratio. At the back of the engine, an MSD distributor sends power from a painted MSD coil to correct AC Delco Packard Suppression wires. At the sides of the engine, correct factory exhaust manifolds sit behind a correctly tagged Delco generator that is turned by a fresh V-belt. In front of the engine, a heavy duty four core radiator sits beside a correct reproduction Delco battery and circulates water through fresh black hoses. All the details were completed well during the cars restoration with a thick coat of Chevrolet Orange paint covering the engine and fresh coat of GM satin black covering the inner fenders and radiator support. The car even has correct gold hood springs and a Sun Tach transmitter box on its driver’s side inner fender.

Backing up that professionally built big block is a late year 1963 Muncie M21 wide ratio 4-speed transmission. Bolstered by a new externally balanced 454 flywheel and a Centerforce clutch disc, pressure plate and throwout bearing, that transmission sends power to a correctly tagged Posi-traction rear end with stout 3.70 Richmond gears. During the restoration the cars original double A-arm front and 3 link rear suspension was completely rebuilt and features new polygraphite bushings along with the cars original manual steering box. Braking is handled by factory correct manual drums at each corner and exhaust flows through a 2.5 inch true dual system that is complete with stainless steel pipes and Flowmaster dual chamber mufflers. Above the suspension rust free floorpans are sprayed in satin black paint and all lines, hoses, brackets and fasteners, which were completely replaced at the time of restoration, show little to no weathering. At the corners of the car, 14 inch steel wheels feature the same red paint as the cars body and wear standard black detailed Chevrolet hubcaps and 8.00-14 BF Goodrich Silvertown tires that turn into expensive blue smoke with just a twitch of your right foot.

The interior might be considered Spartan by today’s standards, but there is something to be said about its well-executed simplicity. The front and rear seats wear correct red vinyl and cloth Biscayne seat covers that match the clean red carpet and tight red headliner perfectly. In front of the seats, a painted red dash holds a horizontal speedometer, a fuel gauge and a temperature gauge above thin stainless trim and chrome knobs for the cars accessories. Mounted to the side of the red steering column is a cool MoonEyes Sun Tach which looks so natural that most casual observers might think it’s an OEM piece. During the restoration, some modern and tasteful modifications were made to enhance both the look of the interior and the driving experience provided by the car. A modern Alpine AM/FM cassette player is hidden in the stainless tissue box below the passenger’s side of the dash to allow the car to keep its correct radio delete appearance. That Alpine unit sends sound through nice Kenwood speakers that have been mounted discretely under the dash in the cars kick panels. Hanging under the center of the dash is pair of new Autometer gauges that keep a close eye on the built motors water temperature and oil pressure. And just behind those gauges, a chrome spaghetti shifter is topped by a white cue ball and does a good job of dodging the bench seat. Behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk features correct spatter paint, correct trunk mats and a correct spare tire on a correctly painted red wheel.

Documentation for this Biscayne includes an owner history that dates to 1986, a reproduction owner’s manual, a 1961 model shop manual, a 1962 model shop manual, before, during and after restoration photos, fabric sample pieces for the interior, and a stack of restoration receipts which include a complete breakdown of the professional engine build, a cam card, a wiring diagram and an official dyno sheet.

One of the most potent machines of the early ‘60s, this Chevrolet Biscayne is the ideal combination of a lightweight, unassuming body and sheer muscle. Few cars could stay with a 409 powered Biscayne when new, and few collector cars today can eclipse its status as one of the baddest street bruisers to ever wear a Chevrolet bowtie. Whether you’re interested in a high-performance Chevrolet, a killer sleeper, or a vintage race car, this 1962 Biscayne has it all. Call today!

Basic

Year
1962
Make
Chevrolet
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Biscayne
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
50547

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
409 V8
Engine Number
n/a
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Dual 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
Muncie M21
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Cassette
Battery Location
RH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl Cloth
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

Body

Body Style
Sedan
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Red
Paint Type
n/a
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
3-Link
Axle Specification
n/a
Front Wheel Specification
14x6" Steel
Rear Wheel Specification
14x6" Steel
Front Tire Specification
8.00-14
Rear Tire Specification
8.00-14
Front Brakes Specification
Drum
Rear Brakes Specification
Drum
Spare
8.00-14
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
FlowMaster

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
Some restoration photos. Owner's manual (reproduction) Shop Manual, Restoration receipts, receipt for engine build.

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