AJ's Car of the Day: 1968 Baldwin- Motion SS-427 Chevrolet Biscayne "Street Racer Special"
Car: Baldwin-Motion SS-427 Chevrolet Biscayne " Street Racer Special"
What makes it special: Offered by Long Island's own Baldwin Chevrolet in partnership with Motion Performance Speed Shop, it was the ultimate sleeper built for street / strip use, known as " The Street Racer's Special".
What made it famous: The Street Racer's Special came with a dyno-tuned, factory-installed 427/425 big-block, a close-ratio 4-speed transmission, Posi rear, F41 suspension with rear sway bar, Heavy Duty radiator and distinctive badging, all for just under $3K total.
Why I would want one: They were only offered for two years, both 1968 and 1969. They were as plain looking as they could be, with bench seats, dog dish hubcaps, etc. With the exception of it's distinct 427 badging, you'd never suspect that it was "The Ultimate Sleeper."
Fun fact: In 1968, the SS-427 Street Racer's Special Biscayne was taken to Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Even though the big sedan weighed in at approximately 3,600 pounds with optional street performance tires, it ran a best of over 100 mph in 13.40 seconds, and recorded a number of 6.4 to 6.8-second 0 to 60 mph sprints.
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