Delving into the Timeless Intimidation of the 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne Police Cruiser

And the 1959 Biscayne we have here will definitely cause a stir, as it is no regular member of its family. As per the info provided by the seller on Mecum (the car is scheduled to go under the hammer in Dallas in September), this is one of just 40 units made that year for police use.

Story has it was delivered new to the Oregon State Patrol, where it probably spent most of its life. Its adventures in the line of duty are not mentioned, but we reckon it had a wild ride, like most police cars enjoy.

Closer to our time, the car was rescued and underwent a 3-year restoration process. It now looks probably shinier than it ever did, wearing its sinister dark blue paint, this time enriched by chrome and stainless trim.

The engine, we’re told, is a date code correct 348ci (5.7-liter) linked to a 3-speed manual transmission and capable of generating 308 hp and 355 lb-ft of of torque. It also comes equipped with a two-way radio, a nice reminder of its policing days.

Related Posts

Obscure 1966 Plymouth Belvedere Hardtop Was Customized for Drag Racing Glory

Entitling itself as the “world’s largest collector car auction company,” Mecum is keen on supporting its reputation with as many events as possible. The auctioneer just wrapped…

1967 Chevy Camaro SS Yenko 502 Ram Jet Tribute Was Born Out of One Man’s Passion

GM aficionados will probably agree that owning an original Chevy Camaro is always special. So, how about lovingly keeping in the family a ‘67 for more than…

1957 Chevrolet 210 Was Left to Rot in a Junkyard, Takes First Drive in 50 Years

Keeping a classic car in long-term storage isn’t all that bad if it all happens in a heated garage. However, a few years out in the open…

1959 Chevrolet Impala 348 Flexes Everything Original, Needs Nothing But Love

While Chevrolet launched the Impala nameplate in 1958, the actual debut as a stand-alone series happened a year later. In other words, the Impala needed just one year to evolve from…

1966 Lincoln Continental Is a Time Capsule From the Golden Decade of American Car Making

Depending on where loyalties lie, each of us can point to a different decade in automotive industry as being the best of them all. After all, we…

All-Original 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Doesn’t Deserve to Become a Rust Bucket

The Impala was Chevrolet’s big star during the ‘60s, and since the GM brand tried to make the most of this model’s momentum, other lineups more or…