Steve, Cathy, and Trevor Goren
1958 Chevrolet Biscayne
“The Chevrolet Biscayne was a series of automobile produced by Chevrolet for model years 1958 through 1972. Save for 1958, the Biscayne was the least expensive model in the Chevrolet full-size car range, which included the Delray, Bel Air, Impala and the Caprice. The Biscayne name survived in Canada through the 1975 model year. Biscaynes were produced primarily for the fleet market, though they were also available to the general public — particularly to those who wanted low-cost, no-frills transportation with the convenience and room of a full-size automobile.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Biscayne
The car was purchased in Summerdale, Alabama in 2002. There were a couple of reasons that the Goren’s decided on this car. One was that Steve was born in 1958 and Cathy loved the colors. In addition to that, Steve felt it was a car that he could work with and learn about restoring a classic. The car was brought to Euriah, Alabama from Texas and then sold to Wayne Butler in Mobile. When Steve bought the car, it had a 235 Blue Flame straight six. This engine gave up the ghost on the way to the last Old South car show held under the interstate overpass. Steve then began to search for a replacement engine. The car now boasts a Chevy 350 V8 with a 350 Turbo trannie and some Edelbrock enhancements. Steve put the engine in himself with help from Eddie Anderson, Buddy Paquet, and his neighbor Wayne.
The drive-in tray was purchased at the Mobile Flea Market. The simulated food comes from a variety of sources. The coke bottle was found in the hollow of a tree during a Camellia Classic show at Bellingrath gardens. The working speakers came from a Mississippi drive-in and were rebuilt with original RCA parts found in an RCA warehouse.
The interior was redone in Baldwin County and was matched to the original pattern from a Chevrolet dealer book.