1966 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE RACE CAR - 210007 Sold* at Scottsdale 2018 - Lot #1036 1966 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE RACE CAR http://barrettjacksonimages.azureedge.net/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/210007/210007_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1036   1966 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE RACE CAR
Auction Scottsdale 2018
Location Tent 9 EW-6
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
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Lot 1036
Year 1966
Make CHEVROLET
Model BISCAYNE
Style
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 154116T195016
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color BLUE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 427CI
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #1036 - A longtime fixture on the New York state drag-racing scene, this 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne was ordered new from Leroy Motors of Leroy, NY, by the company's service manager, Karl Bill. Documentation shows the special-order Biscayne was perfectly equipped for quarter-mile competition: the L72 427/425hp high-performance V8 engine with transistorized ignition, Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission, 4.56:1 posi-traction rear end, F41 suspension, metallic brakes, Soft Ray tinted glass and heater delete. It was a potent package, one that earned Bill a number of A Stock and Top Stock Eliminator titles, his two biggest wins came when he beat the national record holder at 1320 Dragway in Niagra Falls in 1967 and Ed Miller's World Finals-winning HEMI Belvedere in 1968. Bill raced the car, which he named "Bonanza," for several years, often running below the class record and turning an impressive best time of 11.73 seconds. After four more owners, it was discovered by John DeRue, who mounted a rotisserie restoration to return the car to its authentic as-raced configuration. It was refinished in the original white to emulate the factory-quality paint finish and the original decals and signage were hand-replicated by well-known sign painter. Based on a correct high-performance block, the engine retains the original heads, intake and Holley 4-barrel carburetor. It has been dyno-tested at over 470hp and 440 ft/lbs of torque and is mated once again to a Muncie M21 and posi-traction rear end, this time using 3.70:1 gears for more driving flexibility. The interior was expertly refinished by professionals, who kept many original components in the process. Many NOS parts were used in the restoration, which has earned the car an AACA National Award at Hershey and AACA Race Car Certification. Included is the original dealer invoice and period racing photos.
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