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January 7, 2009

Project Dilema: ’67 C10 Pick-Up or ’60 Chevy Biscayne

Filed under: Cars — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:49 am

I recently came across a 1960 Chevy Biscayne 2-Door on GulfCoastMotorSports.com for real cheap in Mississippi.  I have always liked this car and wanted to build a family cruiser for cruising to car shows.  As you all know (or might not) I have a 1967 Chevy C10 Pick-up sitting in my back yard that I was planning to build a Rat Rod out of but have yet to get started.  I’m limited on space and the wife is already griping about the C10 sitting in the backyard so I know that having both cars will be out of the question.  So I’m gonna list the pros and cons of each and let you the readers (all 3 of you) decide.

img_12751967 Chevy C10 Pick-UpCons – Step-Side Bed (prefer Fleet) Rust in the Rockers (not really an issue with a Rat Rod), 327 SBC was running a year ago (don’t know status of trans or motor yet), minor dents here and there, some body work already done (but not well), needs a new Driver side door, not big enough to haul the entire family.  Pros – Saved truck from being scrapped and purchased for $250.  My son, Rayce has already become attached to the truck and calls it his.  He seems to have the ability to see what it can be opposed to what it currently is.  (He gets that from me.)

dscn00281960 Chevy Biscayne 2-Door PostCons – Considerable Rust in rockers and all pans, no front glass, status of motor and drive train unknown, one BIG ASS Car (will fit tight in the shop), Owner asking $600 for the car (but feel will come down) alot of unknowns.   Pros – Sweet car and always like the body style, big enough to carry the entire family.

Wish I had a complete body shot of the Biscayne but the owner sent me several small shots of the rust I questioned about.

I think I bascially answered my own dilema but I’m curious to hear from you guys.

2 Comments »

  1. I voted for the Biscayne, simply for the family thing. If you could find a way to (legally) add seats in the box of the C10, you’d have a really rockin’ project. I know International had a Scout that was basically a convertible pickup with seats in the back, and they’re still legal to run like that. As a project, the truck is a sure thing. As a kid hauler, it’s not so good–then again, we don’t have kids (yet) so maybe I just don’t see the golden opportunity of a 2-seater in a 4-kid family.

    Comment by jordanmorningstarblog — January 7, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

  2. Dude! This is getting plum creepy! I will be posting a ’67 International Scout Box Cab in the For Sale Section real soon!

    Comment by blasterhappy — January 7, 2009 @ 8:54 pm


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