1965 Chevy Van... "Muscle Van" ...scroll down for even more photos! NO RESERVE
Price: US $7,877.00 Item location: Tacoma, Washington, United States
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: G20 Van
- Type: Van
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: G1001PE8650A
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: 400 Small block Chevrolet v8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Fawn
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Safety options: front disc brakes, posi-traction rear axle
- Options: CB Radio, Bilstein shocks, Cragar S/S chrome wheels, CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Chevrolet G20 Van1965 CHEVY VANlovingly restored hot rodNO RESERVE AUCTION!please scroll down to see all the photos!
"classic muscle van"
I've owned this 1965 Chevy Van since 2006, and over the past 13 years I have painstakingly restored it in the original exterior/interior colors, rebuilt and upgraded literally every system. I am an expert on these '64-66 Chevy/GMC vans, but I'm a also hardcore chevy musclecar guy. My combined van and musclecar vision was to create a "classic musclevan." Basically this is a mid-60's classic Chevrolet bodystyle that is a refreshing alternative to the sea of Chevelles and Camaros you see at every car show. Instead of having just another classic 60's muscle car, why not be different and make the scene with a "muscle van" that nobody else has.This van has everything a badass classic musclecar should have, including a big and bold torque monster V8 engine, front disc brakes, posi rear, etc. but in a unique bodystyle that will be the center of attention at any show or cruise-in you take it to.It's also right at home cruising along any beach or out to your favorite surf spot. The ultimate surfer van! This van is a unique, one of a kind vehicle that literally grabs attention everywhere you go.
This van has been my baby for years, and now it is with a heavy heart that I finally list her for sale on ebay. I really don't want to sell, but its time to let her go. There is no reserve on this awesome van, so bid early and check back often and don't let it get away. I guarantee there is not another van out there like this one, anywhere. Bid to win, and bid to own.
Note: This van actually began its life as a GMC van, so GMC still appears on the title and the vehicle ID plate. The '65 Chevy Van and '65 GMC Van are essentially identical except for the emblems. "Chevy Van" is an American icon, so much so that it even had a classic song written for it, so when I restored this van, I swapped over to all Chevy emblems. It has all the 1965 year-correct 1st gen Chevy Van emblems, including the chrome bow-tie up front, Chevy Van emblems just aft of the driver's and passenger doors, and chevrolet script on the rear door, along with the correct Chevy horn button to finish it off.
My van features a Chevrolet 400 (6.6L) Small Block v8 engine with modern vortec heads. It runs great and makes a ton of torque and power while being very responsive. Idles strong and with a slight lope to the cam, it sounds seriously awesome through the big chrome sidepipes. I have not had it on the dyno, but I will say that when you hit the skinny pedal, this big 400 engine really gets down and boogies. Details on the engine build are:
.030" overbore with new pistons (406 cubic inch displacement)Sealed Power ringsClevite 77 rod/main bearingsMelling high performance oil pumpDouble roller timing chain
Erson Camshaft: Grind #RV10H, part #E110101-k.Specs: Duration @ .050" 208/208 int/exh, .420/.420" valve lift, 111 degree LSACatalog Description: "Broad Power Range. City and Expressway driving and towing. Cars, wagons, pickups and heavier rigs. Good idle, throttle response and high fuel efficiency." Slight lope idle. Very strong low & midrange torque with excellent power.
Cylinder heads:Casting number 12558062 "sawtooth" Vortec 1.94" intake, 1.5" exhaust,64cc chamber, 170cc port volumeConsidered the best factory Gen 1 smallblock heads, the vortecs are awesome, with their modern combustion chamber design, allowing for regular unleaded gasoline.Modified with LS6 "beehive" valvesprings installed withComp cams locks & retainers increase valve lift capability in case you ever want to run a larger cam. Will accept cams up to .500" maximum valve lift.Equipped with ProForm aluminum roller rockers, 1.5 (stock) ratio, self-aligning.
Professional Products Crosswind "air gap" intake manifold (High-rise dual plane)Edelbrock 1406 Performer Carburetor, electric chokeK&N oil/gauze Air Filter(note: some pics show a triangle chrome mesh filter, if you want that one instead, just let me know)Holley high volume fuel pump with 3/8" fuel line all the way back to the tankBillet aluminum fuel regulatorRussell 6-AN braided steel fuel linesPowermaster Hi-Torque mini-starterEdelbrock high flow water pumpAccel billet HEI distributorAccel Super Coil 45,000 volts outputMSD 6-BTM high performance capacitive discharge ignition w/ 6000 rpm rev limiterAccel Hi-Temp Super Stock spiral core 8.8mm plug wiresCeramic coated block hugger headersPatriot 60" sidepipes (they sound awesome!)Optima red-top battery12si high output alternatorcustom low-mount driver's side alternator bracketdual v-belt conversionInnovate wide-band o2 sensor for accurate tuning of air-fuel mixtureCustom aluminum radiator with 3500 cfm electric fan (wired on thermostatic switch, turns on automatically at 195 degrees, off at 180), factory belly pan for increased airflow above 40 mph.
Turbo-Hydromatic TH350 TransmissionB&M stage 1 shift kitDrain plugAutometer transmission temp gauge
Rebuilt suspension, lowered 1.5" in front, 1" lift in rearFront disc brakes, drilled/slotted high performance rotors,Corvette dual master cylinder & proportioning valve10 bolt 8.2" rear axle, Auburn positraction carrier, 3.36 gearsBilstein high performance shocks on all four corners (rides so nice with these!)
Wheels/tires: Cragar S/S 15x7 front, 225/60r15 radials15x10 rear, 325/50r15 nitto "extreme drag" radials
Interior: Restored with factory original color: Fawn metallic. 2nd gen chevy van doghouse v8 conversion includes factory 2nd gen cooling floor tunnel. Aft portion of doghouse is removeable for ease of engine access when changing plugs, etc.Recaro seats (no rips/tears), adjustable sliders, reclining seatbacksVintage 60's Hollywood steering wheel knobVintage Radio Shack CB radio on custom overhead mountoriginal 1965 Chevrolet AM radio in dash (non-operative)Kenwood stereo/CD/Aux input hidden in glove box100 watt pioneer 6" speakers mounted aft of seats.Center console/drink holderToggle switch at front of doghouse (in factory choke cable location) controls reverse lights under rear bumperPico wiring heavy duty relays control electric fan, reverse lights, and ignitionMSD 6-BTM box mounted hidden forward of heater outlet0-6000 rpm Mini-Tach on top center of dashtriple gauge pod on top right of dash, holds innovate wideband o2 air-fuel gauge, space for you to add two more gauges of your choosingoil pressure, water temp, transmission temp gauges under dash
Disclaimer:This is a one of a kind, 52 year-old vintage high performance hot rod vehicle. I've done my best to restore her and update her, and care for her in every way I could. I have described this van to the best of my ability. However, there are minor imperfections/flaws here and there, like any old hot rod that gets driven regularly. (And yes, I do drive this van quite often!) This van is really nice, but please be realistic. If you are wanting a 100% perfect vehicle, then you should buy a new car with a warranty. If you want a badass vintage classic that is truly one of a kind, read on and bid on this baby. NO RESERVE AUCTION! ASK ALL QUESTIONS PRIOR TO BIDDING! WHEN THE AUCTION IS OVER THE SALE IS FINAL!!!
A few things to point out:Fuel gauge reads low, i.e. 2/3 tank on the gauge when full. When the gauge reads empty, there is still about 1/4 tank left. I think it is from the van's radical forward rake putting the gas at an angle while sitting in the tank, so it reads low. However, I will include a brand new fuel sending unit with the sale of the van. I bought a new one thinking that might be the issue, but have not gotten around to installing it yet.The roof is not perfect, its hard to see but it does have some waves in it near the back. Please scroll to the end of the photos for a detail pic of the roof so you can see what I'm talking about.CB and stereo antenna is on a big magnet that you attach to the roof when needed. When you don't need it, you can pull it off, unscrew the antenna mast and stash it inside the van.Horn is non-op at the moment. I'll try to troubleshoot it if I can get a moment.
All in all, this is a sweet old driver! And its so fun to drive.
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