427 Biscayne

1968 Chevrolet Biscayne L72 2-Door Sedan

Offered by Mecum | Indianapolis, Indiana | May 18, 2013

1968 Chevrolet Biscayne L72

The Chevrolet Biscayne was the entry-level full-size model for the Chevrolet line. It was positioned below the Bel Air and Impala throughout its life, which lasted four generations from 1958 through 1975. This is a generation three car – the last generation you could get a two-door hardtop (which was only offered through 1969).

It’s a sleeper, really. Biscaynes were intended for the fleet market – just like the Ford Crown Vic was for the last 15+ years. They were mundane and didn’t really stand out. But you could get them with the L72 option – a Turbo-Jet 427 – a 6.7-liter V8 making 425 horsepower. It also had a Muncie 4-speed with a Hurst shifter. No one would see this car coming at a stoplight in 1968.

Apparently, this car was sold new to a Georgia bootlegger. I’m sure the original purpose was to blend in and to be able to get away when need be. It’s the perfect car for that, offering both anonymity and tire-screeching performance. But the owner ended up in jail before he could use it and the car was hidden before it could be seized. It’s all original in preservation condition. It has just 720 miles on it from new! And it is the only black L72 Biscayne know to exist in the world. What an awesome car. This car could bring anywhere from $30,000-$80,000 – there really isn’t a precedent for an original L72 car like this. Click here for more info and here for more from Mecum in Indy.

Update: Sold $165,000.

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