Concept Car Capsule: 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne

Three years before Chevrolet introduced the Biscayne model to its new car lineup, it debuted as a rather interesting concept car design at the 1955 General Motors Motorama car show. It’s fascinating for a few reasons. First, it stood in clear contrast to the growing trend of making American cars bigger and flashier. Secondly, it was a curious mix of styles, incorporating aspects of the then-current Corvette with a glimpse of the Corvair to come.

Of course, as with the Edsel, your eyes are immediately drawn to the front of the Biscayne. The odd headlamp placement and Jaws-like grill styling were bold, to say the least. The ’55 certainly bore precious little resemblance to the production model that rolled off the assembly line in 1958, as you will see in the final image in this gallery.

Here is a host of images of the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne, most of which feature the shade of green that you would never see on an automobile now. First up are scans of the original Motorama brochure, followed by promo images and magazine covers. Most images can be clicked for a larger version.

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne manual
manual scan
1955 Chevrolet Biscayne manual
manual scan
1955 Chevrolet Biscayne manual
manual scan
1955 Chevrolet Biscayne manual
manual scan

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne promo photo

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne promo photo

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne promo photo

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne promo photo

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne promo photo

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne Topps World on Wheels card
1955 Topps World on Wheels card
1955 Chevrolet Biscayne magazine cover
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1955 Chevrolet Biscayne magazine cover
Motor Trend, December 1957