This 1968 Chevrolet Biscayne is one of just 25 two-door examples produced for the Canadian market with power from a 427ci L36 V8. Finished in Matador Red over a black interior, it was built in January 1968 at the General Motors Canada plant in Sainte-Therese, Quebec, before being sold new by Garage National in St. Georges de Beauce, Quebec. The car reportedly remained with the original owner until being acquired by the seller’s father in 2012. A replacement engine has been fitted, and additional equipment includes a floor-shifted four-speed manual transmission, a Positraction rear end, an F41 heavy-duty suspension system, and power-assisted front disc brakes. This third-generation Biscayne is now offered on behalf of the seller’s father with a copy of the build sheet from GM Canada, 2009 insurance valuation inspection papers, and Quebec registration.
The Biscayne was offered as an entry-priced option in Chevrolet’s full-sized car range for 1968, with a variety of powertrain choices and three body configurations. This example is finished in the factory shade of Matador Red (R) and is said to have received a repaint around 2009. Various paint chips were touched up following the current owner’s purchase.
A walk-around of the exterior can be viewed above, and close-ups of the finish and trim are presented in the gallery below. Chrome mouldings at the base of the C-pillars (D99) were optional on the Biscayne, while badges on each fender indicate the 427 power.
15” Rallye wheels feature polished hub caps and trim rings and wear 255/60 Uniroyal Rallye GTS white-lettered tires. Braking is power-assisted and is handled by optional discs up front and drums out back. The F41 suspension package was offered only on Turbo-Jet V8-powered Biscaynes and added firmer springs, special front shock absorbers, and a rear stabilizer bar.
The interior features bench seats trimmed in black vinyl (802), with an optional deluxe front cushion and seat belts for six occupants. Some discoloration is noted in the headliner and shown in the gallery below. Equipment includes a deluxe steering wheel, a Muncie shifter, and a Delco AM radio.
Instrumentation comprises a 7k-rpm tachometer, a 120-mph speedometer, and a clock, along with gauges for oil pressure, fuel level, coolant temperature, and amperage. The five-digit odometer shows 60k miles, 200 of which have been added during current ownership.
The 427ci V8 is a replacement unit bearing an “LE” suffix, denoting production in 1969 and a factory rating of 335 horsepower. The serial stamping can be seen in the gallery below. Maintenance is said to have been carried out by an in-house mechanic during current ownership, including fluid and filter changes in 2017. A new battery was installed in 2020.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Muncie M20 wide-ratio four-speed manual transmission and a Positraction rear end. The video above features a tour of the underside, and additional photos from underneath the car can be seen in the gallery below.
The build sheet provided by General Motors of Canada lists the original colors and equipment. Inspection forms from a 2009 insurance evaluation by PG Evaluation in Quebec are pictured in the gallery. The videos attached below include a start-up and driving footage.