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Body Styles

For 1969 Biscyane had 2 body styles: 2-door Sedan (Post) and 4-door Sedan (Post) The Brookwood wagon was the Biscayne equivalent in the 1969 Chevrolet full-size lineup.

Production Numbers

Note: 1969 Production numbers are only available by model groups, not individually.

Series Model Description
# Produced
153 11 2-door Sedan (Post), 6 Cyl.
27,400*
153 69 4-door Sedan (Post), 6 Cyl.
153 36 Brookwood Wagon, 6 Passenger, 6 Cyl.
   
154 11 2-door Sedan (Post), 8 Cyl.
41,300*
154 69 4-door Sedan (Post), 8 Cyl.
154 36 Brookwood Wagon, 6 Passenger, 8 Cyl.
   
Total Production for Biscayne
68,700*
  1969 Full Size Production - All Models
1,168,300*
 
*Rounded to the nearest 100  

Colors for Biscayne (Click HERE for color chart listed by model series from "Decoding Trim Tags")

Engines (Click HERE for more information from "Power Trains")

Engine Horsepower
RPO Code
Notes:
250 C.I. L-6
155
The 250 in-line 6 cylinder engine was the base engine for all models except Impala Convertible, Impala Custom Coupe, Kingswood and Kingswood Estate Wagons, and all Caprice models.
327 C.I. V-8
235
The 327 V-8 was the base V-8 for all models. 1969 was the last year for the 327.
350 C.I. V-8
255
LM1
 
350 C.I. V-8
300
L48
 
396 C.I. V-8
265
L66
 
427 C.I. V-8
335
LS1
 
427 C.I. V-8
390
L36
 
427 C.I. V-8
425
L72
This was the "secret" 427 in 1969. Only 546 of these L72 engines were ordered for any of the full size Chevrolets in 1969, and it was not listed in any sales or dealer materials.

Identifying Features (Exterior)

Biscayne was the bottom of the 1969 Chevrolet full size models line up. Void of most trim and most often purchased without many of the standard options of Impala, it was the entry level car for 1969 full size Chevy's.

Biscayne had no side trim at all except for the same narrow chrome strip that ran the entire length of the rocker panels of the Impala. There was no chrome trim around the wheel well openings, no chrome trim whatsoever in any of the 4 tail lights. In addition to this Biscayne had no "Chevrolet" spelled out in individual letters across the front edge of the hood, but instead had a small "Chevrolet" script placed on the lower driver's side corner of the hood.

Only 4 tail lights filled the rear bumper of the Biscaynes, as having 6 was a distinction only reserved for Impala and later Caprice (which started in concept as a luxury option for Impala before it became its own model line). No hardtop models were available in the Biscayne line up.

Many Biscaynes spent their lives as police vehicles or taxi cabs, but some were ordered with one of the three 427 V-8's available making them stripped down "sleepers" - cars that looked plain and sedate, but were really some of the most powerful Chevy muscle on the streets in disguise, without the added weight of Impala or Caprice options to slow them down.

1969 Biscayne Model Series 153-15400

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