Being outrun by Corvettes? The 1959 Oregon State Patrol knew the feeling too well and called on father-of-the-Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov, to build this 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne. Called by its proper name it’s a Police Pursuit Car, but others, like Motor Trend, found the car so fast they compared it to contemporaries like the Ferrari 250 GT instead. Using the standard 348/250hp block, Duntov bumped compression from 9.5 to 11.1, and installed solid lifters, a heavily revised camshaft, high compression pistons and a larger intake manifold. The new output of 300hp was transferred to the ground through a Saginaw 3-speed transmission and the ride was transformed with the help of a heavy-duty suspension. This particular car is one of just 40 Police Pursuit Biscaynes made and, according to the seller is the only one known to exist. The recent recipient of a three-year restoration, the Biscayne is picture perfect from every angle with straight panels and impeccably detailed interior, engine compartment and chassis. We love any car with ties to Duntov and wouldn’t hesitate to drive this onto the show field or surprise a few C1 Corvettes at any stoplight. Find the Chevy for sale here on eBay in St. George, Utah with a Buy-It-Now price of $69,900.
Officer Duntov – 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne
July 19, 2012 by Leave a Comment