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- Tripoli Turquoise
- Seller: streetsidephx
- Phone: 480-926-1344
We all know the stories of the few factory cars that were truly blacktop legends. These sleepers that were hidden in the factory order sheets where only those who really know what to look for could find a factory-built racecar for the streets. This 1968 Chevrolet Biscayne is part of that secret legacy. It has its numbers-matching L72 427ci V8, a Muncie M21 four-on the-floor, and the kind of restoration that takes it back to those first summer nights when this established the new king of the boulevard.
<br><br> Even without the motor, this car is pretty awesome. It's apparent there was a ton spent on restoring it inside and out. So you get a quality application of the factory-correct Tripoli Turquoise, good sheetmetal, uniform gaps, and bright chrome bumpers that hug the car's form. And the only real hint of this car's true nature are the redline tires on Rally wheels. The '68 Biscayne was the perfect place to have a speed demon in disguise. The front end was updated to give it a more furrowed brow intimidating face; the sides have stylish arches for a sporty profile; and the rear had a smooth finish that could have been borrowed from NASCAR. But because this was all in the base-level Biscayne package, no one gave it a second glance in 1968. And that's the key to the car's usefulness and rarity. After all, the Biscayne wasn't weighed down by its Impala sibling's options or extra chrome, and the pillared two-door sedan made for a stronger body. So while the L72 motor was an expensive idea to the usual bare-bones Biscayne buyer, it really meant the best engine in the lightest and strongest bundle. That's why this was the same package that the guys a Baldwin Chevrolet discovered to create the Baldwin-Motion Street Racers Special.
<br><br> Inside is a highly correct interior that continues this car's honest and time capsule appearance. The Biscayne offers plenty of full-size comfort to carry family and friends across two rows of wide benches. Everything feels thoughtful and fresh - from the texture of the carpet to the sound of the ignition's key buzzer. Even the Delco AM/FM radio cranks out the tunes! In fact, the only real upgrades you're going to find in here is the very handy Sun Super Tach, aux gauges hidden in the glovebox, and new floor mats with the car's "Blue Thunder" nickname embroidered in them. And pieces like the octane warning tag on the dash and the floor shifter are exactly the kind of things that came on the very special Biscaynes.
<br><br> They knew this Chevy was going to be lifting its hood wherever it parks, and so the engine bay was a key part of the full restoration. The smooth inner fenders, glossy GM hoses, shinning valve covers, and bold orange block are all part of sharp looking package that is exactly how you want to show off the numbers-matching L72 motor. This 427 cubic-inch big block was a special performance motor with fortified internals. That's why this could get the best cam timing and compression. Plus, this one also has a big Holley four-barrel carburetor, GM winters aluminum intake, and Hooker long tube headers feeding the dual exhaust. It fires up with the quickness of a well-restored car, and you better believe the rumble is awesomely mean. The Muncie M21 close-ratio four-speed manual transmission puts you in firm control of all the action, and the power brakes mean firm stopping with a vintage feel. They didn't just give you fresher suspension components for better confidence on the road. As you look through the undercarriage photos, it reveals a comprehensive effort to recreate factory markings and tags. This makes the kind of difference when you want to go beyond car show parking lots and get onto concours lawns.
<br><br> The sale comes with some really great extras. For hardware, you get the factory exhaust manifolds and a set of drag radials for the rear. There's the right literature you want, including brochures, color charts, warranty info, and the full owner's manual. Plus, there are pieces that have the potential to be a foundation for additional documentation on this car. It includes a magazine article, reproduction window sticker, and Protect-o-Plate information. It all adds up to an exceptionally special speedy Chevy that has been restored to an outstanding standard, and it even comes with plenty of the best stuff to use for multiple info boards at the car shows. So yes, this one is ready for both show and go. That's why you need to catch up to this blacktop burner before it's gone. Call today!!!