Chevrolet Biscayne

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Chevrolet Biscayne is a series of automobiles which was produced by Chevrolet from 1958 to 1972. This model was the cheapest among all full-size Chevrolet except appeared in the 1958 Chevrolet Delrey. Biscayne looked very simple both outside and inside, and the lack of that flash finishes were a feature of this series.

The Chevrolet Biscayne was presented to the public in 1958 in two versions, both two — and four-door sedan. From 1962 to 1968 Chevrolet Biscayne was produced from a body «wagon». In 1959, for this model, Chevrolet has developed a new design.

Chevrolet Biscayne prefer those who wanted to have an inexpensive, but powerful and comfortable vehicle with no frills. In the sixties most Chevrolet Biscayne came with six-cylinder engines, and eight have become more popular in the early seventies. At the same time, standard equipment Chevrolet Biscayne steel hydraulic power steering and power brakes, and turbomekhanichesky transmission was typical of all cars with eight-cylinder engines, production of which began in 1971.

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Chevrolet Biscayne, and slightly more upscale model of the Chevrolet Bel Air can be easily distinguished on the even marker lights at the rear, the only exception is the model of 1959 and 1972. More expensive model Chevrolet Impala (and later Caprice) had three-marker lamp on each side. Biscayne was almost devoid of chrome exterior trim and was produced from small caps, but some details of finishing and the cool caps can be purchased for an additional fee. The interior was decorated in a Spartan, with simple covers and vinyl upholstery; it was a standard steering wheel with horn button in the center and rubber mats. For all the time series were made with a small upgrade: for example, in 1964, the Chevrolet Biscayne was equipped with a wheel luxury, soft carpets, soft front seats.

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A lot of convenience-class, which were full-size Chevrolet more expensive, such as automatic Windows on the Biscayne was missing. However, it was produced with an eight-cylinder engine as the Chevrolet more high-end, four-speed transmission and low gear ratio. The first models of these cars was very low, and the instances of such high-performance machines today are very prized by collectors. By the way, the Chevrolet Biscayne was one of the best-selling car in history after the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Model T and the Lada Riva.

In 1960 was released the Chevrolet Biscayne economy class with a simple finish under the name Fleetmaster. The interior of the car was equipped with a cigarette lighter, armrests, sun visor on the passenger side, had a more simple and practical handling. Manufacturer has virtually abandoned the chrome trim which was replaced by color to match the body color. The car was available in two — and four-door sedan. Tuning fans and police could choose a more powerful engine and appropriate transmission. Since 1961 Fleetmaster ceased to produce.

Chevrolet Biscayne ceased in 1972.