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Biscayne - 100 miles since frame-off resto - 396/375 - 4-Speed Muncie - Flawless

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other
Type: Coupe
Year: 1965
Mileage: 26,497
VIN: 155115J220990
Color: Black
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States

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This 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne comes with a list of freshly restored and replaced equipment so long, it would probably be easier to just tell you what isn't new. The photos speak for themselves, but this is one of those rare cars that’s actually even better in person than it appears in photos, and with a big block and a 4-speed, the best view is probably from behind the wheel.

The restoration looks really expensive, and it starts with the gorgeous Raven Black paint. There is nothing subtle about it, and the high quality of the body and paint speaks very loudly. The all-new 1965 styling is a slam-dunk as far as we are concerned, giving the Biscayne some real swagger on the street and an upscale look that should appeal to everyone. Fit and finish are exemplary, with some of the best gaps we've seen on one of these cars, and a shine that's as deep as the Grand Canyon. Those are some of the biggest quarter panels in automotive history, and they show straight enough to calibrate NASA's instruments. The Biscayne is the best way to show off a laser straight body without all the pesky trim that gets in the way like on the Impala. This car screams “Look at me!” You wouldn't think that something this pretty would also be brutally fast, but the crossed flags and little '396' emblems on the nose say otherwise.

Full-sized luxury cars with buckets and consoles might be a bit more common, but the bench seat and simple dashboard of this beauty is all business. Then, of course, there is the 4-speed manual shifter mounted right to the floor. Wearing fresh seat covers in correct patterns and colors, the beautifully finished interior looks fresh and bright thanks to the airy Biscayne bodywork. The big, skinny steering wheel seems right for a heavy cruiser like this, and the wide instrument panel covers the basics. Everything else you can touch inside this car is new, including the door panels, door hardware, headliner, and the rubber mats atop the fresh carpets. Back seat space is commodious, so grab some buddies and head out for some fun, and the trunk, as you'd imagine, is gigantic and includes a reproduction mat to make it look clean.

This was originally a 327 car, but the 396 / 375 hp V8 in there now looks so right, and brings so much horsepower to the party, that you'll quickly forget any matching-numbers nonsense. The big block looks great, dressed in a factory-style air cleaner and chrome valve covers, not to mention the bright Chevy Orange paint on the block. An Edelbrock intake manifold and 4-barrel carb feed the strong-running engine, and there's a big aluminum radiator up front to keep it cool. This engine performs like new, and it should considering it only has about 100 miles on the clock since completion. Power steering, power front disc brakes and upper and lower tubular control arms are welcome additions in something this big and fast, and we know you'll relish the idea of banging that Muncie 4-speed through the gears. The underside shows the results of a frame-off restoration, as is as clean as the day it was born with a recent 3” Flowmaster exhaust system, Hedman Headers and fresh shocks to make it ride right. It still feels like a luxury car despite the major muscle living within. Factory steel wheels with dog dish hubcaps and fat 235/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich Radial T/A’s really fill the big wheel arches.

You couldn't possibly restore this car to this level for twice the asking price, making this big block Biscayne a big bargain, too.