Chevy G10 van, Scooby doo van, Rat rod, 1964, 1965, 1966, first gen, Chevy van
Price: - Item location: West Babylon, New York, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: G20 Van
- SubModel: g10
- Type: Van
- Trim: Sportsvan
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 1,111
- VIN: Xxxx
- Color: Red
- Engine size: Inline 6 cyl
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Chevrolet G20 Van SportsvanHey. I have a 1965 Chevy g10 van for sale. I bought it sight unseen from Florida off a guy on eBay about 7 weeks ago. He was very vague with pics and description but I decided to buy it anyway, clean it up a bit and use it as a shop truck for advertising. Turns out when it arrived I was in for more than I bargained for. So I've decided to sell it because although I've started doing some work to it, there's more than I can handle right now because I work a ton. I will however be doing more repairs to the van while it's listed, just in case I decide to keep it, because it's super rare, easy to work on and really cool.
Motor starts right up. It's an inline 6 with 3 on the tree. The carb was rebuilt right before I got it but needed some adjusting. I adjusted it and now its running good. The exhaust is also new, although wasn't connected when I got the van, but now it is perfect. The motor is actually very quiet, especially with the new exhaust installed.
I removed the seats and had them re-foamed and reupholstered with a high grade chocolate brown marine vinyl. They are now perfect and very comfortable and match the inside patina of the dash, dog house and doors very well. The patina on the inside is actually really nice. Just the right amount of rust mixed with the original champagne paint...
I also just purchased 2 brand new captains chairs and a 2 person bench seat, from a police suburban interior. They are black leather and have never been sat in, because when the Police buy a vehicle, the first thing they do is strip the entire interior and replace it with police approved materials. Anyway, all 3 seats are 100% perfect and will either be installed, or included with purchase. They retail for $2000 on their own!
The rear cargo area is very clean. There are 2 small rot holes in the very rear corners of the floor and one more near the battery box, but none are bigger than 2" (see pics) The rest of the floor is extremely solid.
All glass is crack free and in tact. All of the cargo windows hinge open. One is a little wonky but the rest work great.
The van runs and drives but the brake shoes (drums all around) could use replacing, which I may get to in the next few days. The clutch and gas pedal could use an adjustment to make them a little more "harmonious", but as is, it shifts and feels like a 52 year old van would.
I also just had the gas tank sealed and defumed and I put all new hoses and clamps upon reinstall. The side barn door automatic step actually works! It comes out when the door is opened to help ya get in the van.
Although not in the pics, I have the headlight bezels for the front and installed them yesterday. These are impossible to come by, so having them is an extreme rarity, as they are not reproduced by any companies.
The van has been parked in my driveway for 7 weeks and there isn't a spot of oil on my driveway so that's cool. When I reinstalled the gas tank n put gas in it, it literally started up on the first try.The motor definitely isn't leak free, but it does not lose any oil or other fluids. Just has typical "wet" areas around seals that one would expect from a 52 year old, original motor. I changed the oil and filter yesterday and will hopefully get to the cap, plugs and wires today.
Lastly on the good side: it's just a real cool and very rare van. Would make an awesome rat rod with a little work or could be restored to show quality if you have the time and resources.
Although the body is straight and appears to never have been in an accident, it's definitely not perfect. Someone before me started replacing rotted areas with patch panels but I guess he ran out of steam. The body work is rough on these areas but def just need to be smoothed out and gone over a bit more. There are still some areas that need attention. The rear roof above the rear door looks like it was started to be repaired but not finished. Also the front passenger side drop rail area above the front door definitely needs attention but I found the piece that he was planning on using to fix it in the van.
The front floors definitely look like Swiss cheese, but only across the bend in the floor. Sheet metal definitely needs to be welded or at the very least riveted over. Under the driver side door was cut away but never replaced and the passenger side was replaced but never finished.
All of the doors are fairly solid, with some of them already being roughly repaired but not finished.
Gauges don't work but speedo does. Radio turns on but there is no antenna.
Basically if you know how to weld, do some basic body work, have basic mechanical skills and some free time then this van is perfect for you. They are impossible to find but very cool when on the road. My intent was to clean up n finish the body work and then give it a cool patina paint job on the outside. It's really not far off from being awesome but at this time it's just too much for me to handle while working 6 days a week and having 2 small children.
You are welcomed to come look at it in person and if you have any other questions, please text me.
I'm just trying to get my money back for the van, not trying to make any profit.
I'd prefer cash, but i'll accept PayPal if you add the fees. I'm open to trades for some cool things like jeeps or old pick ups mostly. But lemme know what u got!