(This post was originally published by HotCars and written by Julybien Atadero.)
Classic cars are usually timeless pieces of mobile machines. This status is further strengthened if they are part of history or formerly owned by famous personalities. For NASCAR fans, this 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne restomod that recently sold for $31,000 on AutoHunter is a great sentimental drive. After all, it used to be owned by NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr.
A Restomod Since 1999
Originally built by Todd Nelson of Land O’ Lakes, Florida in 1999, this 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne restomod was later acquired by Earnhardt that year. The current owner took possession of this classic in 2018. It apparently remains in good condition, especially its seemingly clean two-tone exterior – a black finish on the upper half and a turquoise on the lower section.
The two colors are separated by a silver horizontal stripe and blue scallops on the rear quarters. Its bumpers and the grille are now body-matched while all badging, window trim, and chrome are now in black. It also features a raised hood center section, fake cowl induction scoop, and hood pins. Minor paint blemishes are present.
Tweed Black Interior
Meanwhile, the cabin of this 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne restomod features black tweed front bucket seats (with turquoise tweed insert and black vinyl side) and black tweed custom fabricated center console, as complemented by a simulated carbon-fiber trim panel. It features a pair of cupholders, a storage box, a CD changer, and an upgraded stereo system (disconnected).
Featuring a three-spoke Billet Specialties steering wheel, the front cabin has its original gauges replaced with AutoMeter Pro-Comp Ultralight gauges including a 120-mph speedometer and 10,000-rpm tachometer. It now features fuel, oil pressure, water temperature, and voltage gauges. The turquoise-colored dash has its glovebox door missing.
Bored 454-Ci Chevy V8
Powering this 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne restomod is a 454-ci Chevrolet V8 (bored .060 over) with MSD ignition and Howe Racing aluminum radiator with electric fans. Power is sent to the wheels via a 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission with shift kit. This restomod rides on polished Torque-Thrust style wheels (18″ front and 20″ rear rims).