Chevrolet Biscayne

The Chevrolet Biscayne was a car of the upper middle class, which was built in model years 1958 to 1972 by Chevrolet in the United States as the successor of the model Two-Ten. In 1958 he represented the middle trim level, but after the disappearance of the Del Ray in 1959, he was Chevrolets advantageous tender in its class.

Model history

Biscayne Series 1500 and 1600 ( 1958)

Chevrolet Biscayne 2-Door Sedan ( 1958)

1958 Biscayne he successor of the Two-Ten.

The six-cylinder models were called this series 1500 and had known from the previous engine with 3859 cm3, the (107 kW) gave 145 hp at 4,200 min -1. In the 1600 Series six different V8 engines were available; Base was a motor with 4,638 cm3 of a power output of 185 hp ( 136 kW) at 4,600 min-1 gave. On request and at an additional cost following engines were available in this series:

There were only two bodies for the Biscayne sedans with six seats and two or four doors and the six - or nine -seater station wagon with five doors, which were called Brookwood. Instead of the single light of the previous model were among the barges now dual headlights.

Biscayne Series 1100, 1200, 1300 and 1400 ( 1959-1964 )

Chevrolet Biscayne Sedan ( 1959)

Completely revised presented themselves to the Chevrolets of the model year 1959. Significantly shallower bodies, with a longer wheelbase had a grille over the entire width of the vehicle with integrated dual headlights and rear characteristic, designed as a wing tail fins, in which lens-shaped tail lamps were arranged. The Del Ray was gone, and so the Biscayne series was 1100 ( six-cylinder ) and 1200 ( V8) the entry level model. The two sedans last year, there was now a two-door "Utility Sedan ", a limousine without rear seats, which served as a van. The Brookwood there were only six seats, but with a choice of three or five doors.

The engine range of the previous year was essentially taken.

In 1960 there was little stylistic and technical changes. New Fleet Master series were 1300 ( six-cylinder ) and 1400 (V8 ), two four-door sedans or the equipment had a somewhat simpler than the standard models, and were intended for vehicle fleets. Thus, the upholstery was kept simpler, lighter, arm rests in the doors and sun visor on the passenger side - otherwise duly standard equipment - were missing in these models. Many otherwise chrome-plated parts were just painted the Fleet Master. The three-door Brookwood had fallen again, but there was again a nine -seater.

1961 was followed by a facelift, the only hints left by the rear wings left. The engine range was (265 kW) expanded power by a V8 with 6,702 cm3 displacement and 360 hp. The other aggregates rose to power.

1962, the Chevy II was introduced, so that the Biscayne was no longer the smallest Chevrolet in the lower middle class. The Fleet Master models were eliminated again, just as the "Utility Sedan ". The bodies were tightened and the lens-shaped taillights gave way to round three copies of each page. The 6.7 liter V8 reached a new peak with 409 hp (301 kW). The station wagon was available only as a six- seater and was no longer called Brookwood, but, like the other models, Biscayne.

In 1963 there were almost no stylistic changes, but the engine power of the 6.7 liter V8 puts 425 hp ( 313 kW) and in addition to a V8 with 6,997 cm3 displacement and 430 hp was (316 kW) available.

1964 only the front fascia has been slightly revised and showed a slightly lower grille.

Biscayne Series 153 and 154 ( 1965-1970 )

Chevrolet Biscayne Sedan ( 1965)

Complete the Biscayne in model year 1965 was revised presented. The wagons were flatter, wider and longer. The nose with low grille, which also extended below the bumper, formed a shallow V, the syringe pointed forward and upward. About the rear wheel arches showed a slight hip bend. In addition to the well-known six-cylinder in-line engine, there was a new unit with 4,097 cm3 displacement, the power of 155 hp developed (114 kW) at 4,200 min -1. The six-cylinder models were called Series now 153, while the V8 models were called Series 154. For them, there was a new V8 with 6,489 cm3, the ( 239-313 kW) made ​​325-425 hp. In the following year there were only minor alterations, such as additional chrome trim on the headlamps.

1967 hiked the front direction indicators at the corners of the vehicle and formed with the V-shaped nose, a significant contouring of the vehicle front. The Hüftknicke over the rear wheel arches became clearer.

In 1968, the front turn signals were smaller again and made a clear upswept front bumper area. The dual headlights were square chromed frame. Technically changed in these two years little.

Again, completely revised presented itself to the series in 1969. Given the same wheelbase the cars were grown in length and width again. The more strongly contoured front sides showed a massive chrome frame and the rear wheel arches had been so far reduced that the upper halves of the wheels were almost covered. The lower half of the tail statements were taken from the chrome rear bumper, which also absorbed the three narrow taillights per side. The station wagon was time to Brookwood.

In 1970, there was little change. The two-door sedan was stopped and the motor program streamlined: In addition to the well-known 4.1 -liter six-cylinder engine, a new V8 with 5,735 cm3 displacement and 250 hp came (184 kW).

Biscayne series 153, 154 and 1K ( 1971 to 1972 )

Chevrolet Brookwood (1971 )

1971 came out a completely new Biscayne. The combined model was still Brookwood. The wheelbase was " grown, the Kombi as much as 6" for the sedan to 2 ½. The massive, heavily contoured front showed a low front grille and turn signals back to the corners of the vehicle. All the big Chevrolets got disc brakes on all four wheels. The engine power decreased by 5 per bhp.

A slight revision of the vehicle front left 1972 shrink the grille in height. The wheelbase of the sedan put again to ½ ". Starting this year, the engine performance in net hp ( nhp ) were specified. The most powerful V8 engine had 7,440 cm3 and made 270 hp ( 199 kW). The new model name was in this last year consistently for six-and eight-cylinder series 1K

The following year, the Biscayne was no longer offered and the Bel Air took over the role of the best Chevrolets in the upper middle class. In Canada, a Biscayne with a 5.7 liter V8 was offered until 1975.

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