Price: - Item location: Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Nova
  • SubModel: Biscayne
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1960
  • Mileage: 97216
  • Color: green
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: green
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1960 Chevrolet Nova

Chevrolet Biscaynewas a series offull-size carsproduced by theAmericanmanufacturerChevroletbetween 1958 and 1972. Named after a show car displayed at the 1955General Motors Motorama, the Biscayne was the least expensive model in the Chevrolet full-size car range (except the 1958-onlyChevrolet Delray). The absence of most exterior and fancy interior trimmings remained through the life of the series, as the slightly costlierChevrolet Bel Airoffered more interior and exterior features at a price significantly lower than the top of the lineChevrolet Impala.

The Biscayne was named afterBiscayne BaynearMiami,Florida, followBiscaynes were produced primarily for the fleet market, though they were also available to the general public — particularly to those who wanted low-cost,no-frillstransportation with the convenience, room and power of afull-sizeautomobile. While most Biscaynes were sold with a six-cylinder engine through the late 1960s, theV8engine became the more popular powerplant by the early 1970s.1. The Biscayne was usually built as a two- or four-doorsedan, although a four-doorstation wagonwas available between 1962 and 1968 (and again after 1973 in Canada only). A low-priced, full-size Biscaynestation wagonequivalent was available as theChevrolet Brookwoodboth before and after this period. The two-door sedan was dropped after 1969, and consequently, from 1970 to 1972 the only Biscayne model available was a four-door sedan. In 1958, theDelraywas priced below the Biscayne but was discontinued the following year.

Many of the luxury convenience options available on the more expensive full-sized Chevrolet models, such aspower windows, were not available on the Biscayne. However, customers could purchase a Biscayne with any of Chevrolet's high-outputbig-blockV8engines and performance-oriented transmissions, including the floor-mounted four-speedmanual transmissionwith Hurst shifter and low-ratio final drive. Original production numbers of cars built this way were very low, and examples of these high-performance cars are highly sought after by collectors today. Notably, Baldwin Chevrolet of Long Island, New York, became famous for offering the "Street Racer Special," a 1968 Biscayne coupe with dealer-fitted high-performance 427 cubic-inch V8, and heavy-duty suspension components, turning the Biscayne into a serious drag car. Biscayne with high-performance equipment was often nicknamed "Bisquick" by enthusiasts.ing a trend by Chevrolet at the time to name cars after coastal cities or beaches such as the Bel Air and the laterChevrolet Malibu.