Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
The super-clean unique lines of this 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne restomod were ground-breaking when they were new, and remain popular with collectors and customizers today. The jet age was in full swing, and the smooth styling of the Biscayne would eventually lead the way into a new decade of American car design, but not before the '59 went out with a bang. With incredibly slick Hot Rod black paint, a luxurious custom interior, and a powerful 350 V8 crate motor, this recently restored 'Bisquick' is one of the biggest eye-magnets in our showroom today.
Finished in gorgeous SEM Hot Rod Black matte paint that was applied by top-shelf professionals at NTHRC, this is one fabulous-looking car. Even though the saying is a bit clich, there's a lot of truth to the fact that if you're going to paint a car black (especially matte black), it needs to be laser straight. With that said, you could practically use the sheetmetal on this '59 as a carpenter's level because it's been smoothed so evenly and gapped so neatly. And the paint lays on the metal almost perfectly, with little to no imperfections to speak of. 1959 was a banner year for tailfins, including the cool 'angry eyebrow' fins on the Biscayne, and many enthusiasts prefer the '59 to the flattened and more subdued look of the '60. Horizontal teardrop taillights out back were a '59 GM trademark, and the entire rear end is really like artwork, punctuated by the chrome rear bumper and bright trim work. Fortunately, all the chrome and brightwork on this lovely Biscuit is still in place was either replaced or re-chromed, and you'll delight in details like the razor-sharp side trim, the 'spears' atop of the front fenders, and all that other wonderful bright trim that adorns the tops of the rear quarters and deck lid. You'll also note that fantastic ornate front grille, the new bumpers fore and aft, and the Biscayne badges that are still in place to let everyone know what just passed them by and dropped their jaws.
Is there any better choice than a black interior with a black body? Finished with custom ultraleather materials and patterns by the pros at ASM (the same guys that do work on the Gas Monkey Garage television show), the black and chrome interior is every bit as stylish and detailed as the body. With a split bench embossed with flames, access to the spacious back seat (also embossed with flames) is easy, and the door panels (you guessed it, they also have those killer flames) feature one of the coolest armrest designs we've ever seen, with bright chrome accents that are also found on the window and door handles. How cool is that?!? The dash is color-matched to the exterior and features five individual gauge pods now filled with AutoMeter digital/analog gauges to relay information, and while the original radio was thankfully left in the dash, there is a rockin' Bluetooth receiver that is hooked up to the impressive speaker system inside the cabin and trunk. A tall Lokar shifter manages the 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission below, which was definitely a modern performance choice rather than a cost factor for the builders, and that custom Billet steering wheel adds a lot of flash inside. Dynamat insulation was installed throughout the cabin to reduce heat and noise from the outside, and then a set of new plush black carpets and a headliner were installed. Out back, the massive trunk is almost spotless, featuring a tucked-away speaker system and enough room to hide Jimmy Hoffa and three of his union friends.
If you are expecting a garden-variety, wheezing stock block under the hood, prepared to be disappointed. But if you're a guy who knows what performance should be, then the Chevrolet Performance 350 V8 crate motor with a 333-horsepower rating will be a welcome sight. Dressed in lots of shine with chrome finned valve covers and a matching Chevrolet air cleaner, it's got a vintage performance look. It's fed by a Holley Street Avenger 4-barrel carburetor and an aluminum intake manifold, and breathes through a set of Hedman headers, so it's got the power the aforementioned stock motor would've otherwise been lacking. It also sounds spectacular thanks to a custom dual exhaust system with Flowmaster 40-series mufflers that exits through Flowmaster tips just ahead of the rear tires. Goodies include CPP BIG power front disc brakes, a big aluminum radiator with electric fans, and upgraded wiring from America Autowire. The 700R4 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission powers what appears to be the original rear end, and the suspension has been upgraded with new shocks and springs all around. Fantastic Coys smoothie wheels give it an old-school performance look that suits the car well, and it rolls on staggered 255/45/18 front and 275/40/20 rear performance radials.
This incredible 1959 Biscayne restomod is fast, incredibly stylish, and very comfortable, what more can you ask from your next
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