G10 Shorty Van - 350 V8 / 3 Speed Barn Find

Price: - Item location: Medford, Oregon, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: G20 Van
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 186,991
  • VIN: CGY154U130264
  • Color: Brown
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1974 Chevrolet G20 Van

No Reserve! Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle, able pay for it and arrange delivery. If you have to get a loan to pay for it, get approved BEFORE you bid. If you have to ask your spouse for permission to buy my vehicle, get it in writing and lock it away before your bid. If your not going to pick it up, find a shipping company. If you have less than 10 feedback, give me a call before bidding and lets chat before you place a bid or you may be cancelled and blocked. Unfortunately eBay has a lot of no pay flakes. So this has to be said. Non refundable $350 deposit due within 24 hours of auctions end via paypal. Payment in full within 7 days of auctions end. If not paid in full within the 7 days sale may be voided and you will be reported to eBay. Deposit will not be returned to those failing to pay the balance. Vehicles to be picked up within 14 days of auctions end unless other arrangements have been made prior to bidding.


I was an ASE certified master mechanic for 17 years and do take pride in my vehicles. I try to describe condition thoroughly, but this is a used 45 year old van and as you would expect there are imperfections, scratches, dings, wear, etc and sold as is. I'm being very "picky" on some of this stuff because I value my reputation. I welcome having potential buyers look at the van and drive in person before bidding. If you have any additional questions I can be reached here on eBay or 541357773+three. Leave a message if I don't answer and I can call you back.


1974 Chevy G10 Shorty Van. eBay has a goof in the listing process that will not let me list it as the proper G10. Running, driving project van. Very solid body and engine has good compression. Not exactly a "Barn Find" as it was stored in a garage for a long time as a non driving project.


The paint is older, but in fairly good shape. Not a factory color, it does have a gold metallic fleck in it. I tried and tried to get the flek to show in the pictures. It ends up looking like spots if I zoom in and that's not at all what it is. In the pictures in direct sun, the color looks lighter, that is the gold fleck. The camera just doesn't capture it that well. It's a great paint job for a driver, not show quality. It needs a good wax with a buffer. There is a few scratches in places. Extremely solid, west coast 70's shorty van. There is one small rust bubble starting under the paint on the lower driver door, just about half the size of a penny (see picture). The van had set for a long time in a garage when I got it. I went through and fixed a lot of little things to make the project a driver. Replaced the gaskets in the Carter AFB 4 barrel carburetor, new fuel filter, fuel pump, oil change and other fluids checked. The locks all work. All lights work, except for the rear interior lamp. Horn works, but is sometimes squeaky. New wiper blades The heater blows on both heat and defrost, but one of the cloth duct hoses is missing. New fuel cap. Spare set of keys included. Adjusted the rear brakes. The emergency brake needs help, you have to push in the release lever by hand after pulling or it will not catch the ratchet the next time you use it and the rear cables stick causing the rear brakes to drag. I got them loose but this is something you need to be aware of if the emergency brake is applied. The front seats were torn so I had them re-upholstered. The interior is usable, the previous owner covered plywood with thick wood grain vinyl and painted the plywood on the top. I would use what is there for patterns and redo the interior, but it could be used as is depending on how picky the buyer is. There is a mirror above the driver area, but it is loose and there is a crack on the corners. No front carpet, the exposed front floors are very good. Someone has painted over the front floors without removing the carpet glue. The 350 engine has good compression (150 psi + or - 8 psi), the original quadrajet manifold and carburetor has been swapped out for a 1962 square bore 4v manifold and Carter AFB carburetor. The dual exhaust is quiet enough to not attract attention of law enforcement on your way home, but should be completely replaced as mufflers have noticeable exhaust leaks, and pipes have surface rust. The exhaust leaks make it sound like a farm truck! No power steering, manual brakes (disk brake front) and a 3 speed manual transmission. Column shift with a Budweiser beer tap handle. Dash is excellent for its age, it has one very small crack about 2 inches long in the face and a slight bow on one of the top edges. Both faults are shown in a picture here. The 205/70/r14 tires are like new tread, but very undersized. Chrome on the wheels is starting to peel. I left the wheels and tires alone as the next owner will probably want to replace them with some fat tires and wheels. Spare tire and wrench, but no jack. The van needs new weather stripping and window channels badly. Radio/Cassette player is not working and I didn't look at the cause. Gas pedal pad is missing, the rod is there and you can step on that just fine. The rubber seal where the shift linkage passes through the floor is missing. Center wood drink holder has some cracking. Speedometer stops working most of the time, but then every once in a while it will start working again. I think the plastic gears are worn in the transmission tailshaft because spinning the cable with a drill reads 40 mph. It's not a hard job to replace. The side markers/reflectors are starting to crack in places. Used vintage air dam and flare kit included with this sale that is not installed. This is a very solid, running and driving west coast project van. I have not seen an early van this nice for sale in 20 years, I have been very picky pointing out all imperfections I can see, most likely there are others, but its still in very rare condition for the age. I have been driving the van around as my daily driver in town for a few hundred miles to test its reliability, it has not left me stranded. Miles are increasing each week.


If I were not selling this van, the first things I would do would be new rear emergency brake cables, speedometer gears, new exhaust, new weatherstriping/window felts, a power steering and power brake conversion (most parts are at your local auto parts store). I am leaving these projects to the new owner to do or not.


Shipping of arrangements of van and fiberglass flares/airdam, is up to the buyer. Some shipping companies will not allow loose cargo to be placed in vehicle, please check. I am willing to pick the new owner up at the local airport. If you wish to test drive and inspect the van before bidding, please do! Allegiant Air has some dirt cheap one way flights here from LAX or Las Vegas mid week. Medford Oregon airport code is MFR. I can also work with the auto transporter of your choice, but you must make the arrangements. Out of country bidders are welcome too, just realize the shipping for van and required paperwork fees are much more expensive than if buyers were located in the USA.


Options for payment - bank wire transfer (payment must clear BEFORE vehicle is released, no exception) or payment in person with cash at my bank. I priority mail titles to out of state buyers titles after payment has cleared. Tracking and signature is required for receipt. Listed locally, the eBay listing may be ended at anytime if no bids here.