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1960 Chevrolet Biscayne
1960 Chevrolet Biscayne

1960 Chevrolet Biscayne

A more conservative approach, with "jet smooth" lines, evident with the aircraft inspired side trim. Chevrolet changed much of the bodylines from the more wilder '59's. The new look for 1960 suited the glamorous top of the line Impala, as Chevrolet reshaped and separated the "bat wing" tail fins, and added 3 round tail lamps to the rear. The 1960 Chevrolet Impala also became the best-selling automobile in the US, and continued to hold that position for the next decade. Total Model production for the Chevy Impala in 1960 was around 511,925 produced. Of that 79,903 consisted of Convertibles. The Chevrolet Bel Air remained the mid-line option for the full sized line up and was offered in 4 different models including; Sport Sedan, Sport Coupe, 4-door Sedan and 2-door Sedan. The Biscayne was the lowest and most affordable priced of all the full-sized '60 Chevrolets. Although, for the first time in a thrift-priced series, you could get extra luxury features such as cigarette lighter, front arm rests, dual sun visors - at no extra cost. The '60 Chevy Biscayne was offered in a 4-door Sedan, 2-door Sedan and Utility Sedan.

1960 Chevrolet Biscayne Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Biscayne Series 1100- Six-Cyl
11 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,316 3,500 lbs Note 1
11 11 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,262 3,415 lbs
11 21 2 dr Utility Sedan - 6P $2,175 3,390 lbs
Brookwood Station Wagon Series 1100 - Six-Cyl
11 45 4 dr Station Wagon - 9P $2,756 3,990 lbs Note 1
11 35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,653 3,850 lbs Note 1
Biscayne Series 1200 - V-8
12 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,423 3,505 lbs Note 1
12 11 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,369 3,425 lbs
12 21 2 dr Utility Sedan - 6P $2,282 3,395 lbs
Brookwood Station Wagon Series 1200 - V-8
12 45 4 dr Station Wagon - 9P $2,863 3,895 lbs Note 1
12 35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,760 3,845 lbs Note 1
Biscayne Fleetmaster Series 1300 - Six-Cyl
13 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,284 3,495 lbs Note 1
13 11 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,230 3,410 lbs Note 1
Biscayne Fleetmaster Series 1400 - V-8
14 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,391 3,500 lbs Note 1
14 11 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,337 3,415 lbs

Notes:

Production was recorded by body style only: 4dr Sedan = 497,048; Sport Coupe = 204,467; Sport Sedan = 169,016; 4dr Station Wagon = 198,066; Convertible = 79,903. Chevrolet did not offer a breakout of numbers by series, model or engine.

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Height Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevrolet 119 in 210.8 in 79.9 in 54-56 in 60 in 60 in 7.50 x 14
Chevrolet Station Wagon 119 in 210.8 in 79.9 in 56.3 in 60 in 60 in 8.00 x 14


VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1960
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Chevy II (4-cyl) 14 = Impala SS (V-8)
02 = Chevy II 15 = Bel Air 1500 Series (6-cyl)
04 = Chevy II Nova 16 = Bel Air 1600 Series (V-8)
05 = Corvair 500 Series (6-cyl) 17 = Impala 1700 Series (6-cyl)
06 = Corvair 600 Monza Spyder (6-cyl) 18 = Impala 1800 Series (V-8)
07 = Corvair Deluxe 700 Series (6-cyl) 53 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (6-cyl)
08 = Corvette 54 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (V-8)
09 = Corvair Monza/Spyder 900 Series (6-cyl) 55 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (6-cyl)
11 = Biscayne 1100 Series (6-cyl) 56 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (V-8)
12 = Biscayne 1200 Series (V-8) 57 = Chevelle Malibu SS (6-cyl)
13 = Impala SS (6-cyl) 58 = Chevelle Malibu SS (V-8)
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = 2dr Sedan 41 = 2dr Sedan
15 = 2 dr Station Wagon (6P) 45 = 4dr Station Wagon (9P)
19 = 4dr Sedan 47 = 2dr Sport Coupe
27 = 2dr Sedan 49 = 4dr Sedan
35 = 4dr Station Wagon (6P) 67 = 2dr Convertible
37 = 2dr Hardtop or Sport Coupe 69 = 4dr Sedan
39 = 4dr Hardtop or Sport Sedan 70 = Sedan Delivery
Sixth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (L) Los Angeles, California
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (N) Norwood, Ohio
(F) Flint, Michigan (O) Oakland, California
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (W) Willow Run, Michigan
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Engine Codes

Location Of Engine Code:6-Cyl - stamped on a pad behind the distributor on right side of block. V-8 - stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.
Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
A 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AE 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AF 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AG 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AJ 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AK 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AM 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AP 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AR 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AS 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AT 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
AZ 6-235 135 217 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
B 6-235 135 217 Powerglide 2 BC
BE 6-235 135 217 Powerglide 2 BC
BG 6-235 135 217 Powerglide 2 BC
BH 6-235 135 217 Powerglide 2 BC
C 8-283 170 275 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
CD 8-283 170 275 Overdrive 2 BC
CF 8-283 230 300 3-Speed Manual 4 BC
CG 8-283 230 300 Overdrive 4 BC
D 8-283 170 275 Powerglide 2 BC
DB 8-283 170 275 Powerglide 2 BC
DK 8-283 170 275 Powerglide 2 BC
DM 8-283 230 300 Powerglide 4 BC
E 8-283 170 275 Turboglide 2 BC
EB 8-283 230 300 Turboglide 4 BC
EG 8-283 170 275 Turboglide 2 BC
EJ 8-283 230 300 Turboglide 4 BC
F 8-348 250 355 Not Available 4 BC
FA 8-348 280 355 Not Available 3 - 2 BC
FE 8-348 335 362 Not Available 3 - 2 BC
FG 8-348 320 358 Not Available 4 BC
FH 8-348 350 364 Not Available 3 - 2 BC
FJ 8-348 340 362 Not Available 4 BC
G 8-348 250 355 Powerglide 4 BC
GB 8-348 280 355 Powerglide 3 - 2 BC
GD 8-348 320 358 Powerglide 4 BC
H 8-348 250 355 Turboglide 4 BC
HA 8-348 280 355 Turboglide 3 - 2 BC

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
W Warner Gear 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
B Toledo Powerglide (Corvair)
 

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions will carry a production code number such as: S304 (S = Saginaw 3-Speed, 3 = March, 04 = 4th.)

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
Not Available Not Available 3.55 12 Bolt
Not Available Not Available 3.36 10 Bolt
Not Available Not Available 3.08 10 Bolt
Not Available Not Available 3.70 Not Available

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

923 - Roman Red
Lucite® Code - 2931LH
Dulux® Code - 93-93037H

925 - Crocus Cream
Lucite® Code - 4028L
Dulux® Code - 93-93532

940 - Sateen Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4023L
Dulux® Code - 181-94009

903 - Cascade Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4029L
Dulux® Code - 181-93587

936 - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

910 - Horizon Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4030L
Dulux® Code - 181-94010

915 - Tasco Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4025L
Dulux® Code - 181-93946

920 - Suntan Copper Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4031L
Dulux® Code - 181-17169H

938 - Fawn Beige
Lucite® Code - 4026L
Dulux® Code - 93-93578
912 - Royal Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4032L
Dulux® Code - 181-93669

941 - Shadow Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4027LH
Dulux® Code - 181-93661

905 - Jade Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4033L
Dulux® Code - 181-93910

NOTES: Color Combination Numbers are on a plate on the right side of the dash panel, under the hood, immediately below the heater water control valve (Ranco Valve).
 

Paint Codes - Two-Tone Combinations of the RPO-B, C, and D Series Cars are as Follows:

Series U (Upper Area) L (Lower Area)
B (11-1200 exc. 11-1270-1300-1400) Roof-Only Lower Body
C (17-1800 exc. 17-1867) Roof & Side Molding Insert Areas Lower Body
D (15-1600) Roof & Back Panel Cove Area Lower Body exc. Back Panel Cove Area
Paint Code Color Name Lucite® Code Paint Code Color Name Lucite® Code
988 (Upper) Sateen Silver Metallic
(Lower) Shadow Gray Metallic
4023L
4027L
973 (Upper) Ermine White
(Lower) Roman Red
4024L
2931LH
950
(Upper) Ermine White
(Lower) Not Available
4024L
Not Available
984 (Upper) Ermine White
(Lower) Sateen Silver Metallic
4024L
4023L
953 (Upper) Ermine White
(Lower) Cascade Green Metallic
4024L
4029L
970 (Upper) Fawn Beige
(Lower) Suntan Copper Metallic
4026L
4031L
960 (Upper) Ermine White
(Lower) Horizon Blue Metallic
4024L
4030L
962 (Upper) Horizon Blue Metallic
(Lower) Royal Blue Metallic
4030L
4032L
963 (Upper) Ermine White
(Lower) Tasco Turquoise Metallic
4024L
4025L
955 (Upper) Cascade Green Metallic
(Lower) Jade Green
4029L
4033L
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Red
Duco® Code - 2967H

Not Available Medium Green Metallic
Duco® Code - 93994
Not Available
Medium Gray Metallic
Duco® Code - 93989
Not Available Medium Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 93665H
Not Available
Light Copper Metallic
Duco® Code - 93991
Not Available Medium Turquoise Metallic
Duco® Code - 93996
Not Available


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