We’re big fans of the Corvair – especially the less common body types, which means we usually love the Greenbrier van. This one has some unfortunate modifications, but might be salvageable at the right price.
While the end result here looks too far gone at one glance, it looks like the add-ons are, well, just added on; so it’s possible a bit of de-fiberglassing and some paint would return the exterior Greenbrier beauty. The seller (who admits the mods are over the top) notes that the engine was recently rebuilt.
So…will you peel off the mods or keep the 70s van craze-inspired weirdness?
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South Easton, MA, USA
$1,800 with ZERO bids and five days to go
The front of this thing shows an interesting level of DIY fiberglass craftsmanship, what with the grafted-on “snout” covering the round lamps. Hopefully, this peels right off, like shitty drywall over a vintage, brick fireplace.
Rear is mostly unmolested, minus the wing and hot rod-esque blue dots.
Interior has a lot of mods, including the much newer velour-covered seats and console. One could recover to maintain comfort and get a vintage feel, or take this back to stock. It seems pretty functional.
Here’s the beloved air-cooled, rear-mounted, flat six.
Per the seller these are less over-the-top fiberglass bits. Maybe running this van with none would be a good idea…
1963 Chevy Corvair Panel Van
This is a one of a kind 1963 Custom Corvair Panel Van.
Clean title in hand. Was owned by a Corvair Club Member and comes with books, paperwork, and brochures collected by owner.
The air cooled rear mount flat 6 engine has been rebuilt and runs great. Runs nice and strong with no smoke. It has twin carbs, electronic ignition, aluminum offenhauser valve covers and offenhauser oil pan. New wheel cylinders in the front and a rebuilt master cylinder. 9036 miles on rebuilt motor.
The interior has built in cabinets, built in cooler, custom dash gauges all covered in vintage blue carpet.
The exterior is black and has home made custom fender flares. Blue dot brake lights. Included are separate fiberglass fender flares and running boards which are a little less over the top!
This time piece has been garaged most of its life. After the owners death it sat garaged for 17 years waiting for a new owner to fully appreciate its beauty and uniqueness. I woke it up, shook off the cob webs, and gave it back life. Boy does it like to drives and it makes you smile. Please call for more information or to test drive this gem!
This van is for sale locally (Boston Craigslist) also so auction may be canceled if it sells prior to auction end date. See craigslist boston posting for more photos.
Local pick-up (free), can deliver locally (small fee to cover gas) or you arrange your own shipping.