AJ's Car of the Day: 1961 Chevrolet Biscayne 2-door post coupe

Car: Chevrolet Biscayne 2-door post coupe

Year: 1961

What makes it special: It was the least expensive model available in Chevrolet's full-size car range.

What made it famous: It was no-frills. It was void of most exterior and interior trim, and it remained that way through the life of the series.

Why I would want one: It made for great " Super Stock" drag racing potential. It was already trimmed down, and had the available under hood space making it easy to fit a nice big block V8.

Fun fact: You could buy a Biscayne with any of Chevrolet's H.O.Big Block V8's and a 4-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter.  Baldwin Chevrolet of Long Island, New York, became famous for offering the "Street Racer Special," a 1968 Biscayne coupe with dealer-fitted high-performance 427 cubic-inch V8, and heavy-duty suspension, turning the Biscayne into a serious drag car. Biscaynes with high-performance equipment were often nicknamed "Bisquick" by fans.

Photo from remarkablecars.com