This is the very definition of a sleeper. On the outside you have a base model Chevy Biscayne but under the hood sits a mighty 409 V8.
The only real clue that something very special is going on here is the small 409 badge on the front fender.
Biscaynes were identified by a name script on the rear fender. Also, at the rear, the Biscayne and Bel Air both had twin rear lights whereas the Impala had triple lights each side.
There’s no real luxuries here – not even a radio! The interior of the Biscayne is beautiful despite it being quite basic. They didn’t even come with carpet and were supplied with very basic rubber matting. It’s the vibrant colors of the seating and the dash that really brings these early sixties cars alive.
These cars are really intended for one thing only – in addition to the lack of radio there isn’t even a cigarette lighter or heater!
Under the hood is where the real magic of this car is… a 409 cubic inch V8 that outputs 409 horsepower.
The original price of a Biscayne 2-door sedan was $2,324. If you had bought it with a 409 and 4-speed manual transmission from the factory then you’d have paid a huge $672 extra. You can see that buyers were definitely putting power over comfort as you could have purchased a lower powered Impala for that amount.
This ’62 Biscayne 409 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)