1962 Chevrolet Greenbrier Corvair Van Custom Hot Rod

Price: US $4,500.00 Item location: Elma, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvair
  • Type: Standard Passenger Van
  • Trim: Greenbrier
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 4,830
  • VIN: 2R126S102545
  • Color: Yellow / Purple
  • Engine size: 164 cuin 2.7L
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1962 Chevrolet Corvair

1962 Chevrolet Greenbrier Corvair Van Custom Hot Rod

Up for sale and auction is this retro modified 1962 Chevy Greenbrier Van Hot Rod. This van is in running and driving condition with a fresh engine rebuild that has yielded a strong and fun little hot rod van. Having passed the New York State inspection a few weeks ago, nd having a clean title, ays a lot about this vintage Chevy’s condition as: ready to be driven and enjoyed or improved on as your next head-turning project. Never have I gotten more compliments about a vehicle I was driving!!!

Basic Condition: The van is running and driving great and is road legal (all lights and controls working). The van is complete, ot missing any parts. All of the doors and windows work. The upper body has a few places where the body filler is cracking the paint from sitting outside, hereas the rockers, loors and wheel wells are solid. Bumper bolts have been shaved requiring some paint. The pictures show the details of the good and bad parts with more details below.

History: This van was restored and painted in the early 2000s and driven until 2006 where a cylinder & head issue of unknown proportion (and the owner’s divorce) sidelined it in a front yard (outside unfortunately) since then (~8yrs). I rescued it this summer and it’s been given new life for your enjoyment! ! !

In August the resurrection began with the entire drivetrain being pulled and rebuilt. All receipts for the work done are available.

What has been done:

  • Complete engine rebuild w/ .030 over pistons and cylinders: 167 cuin (2717 cc), new camshaft (& lifters), long with everything up to and including rebuilt carburetors.

  • Close inspection and approval of the transmission and rear axle assembly’s internal condition

  • New U-joints, ew clutch and a rebuilt starter w/ new solenoid

  • Rebuilt a small section of rusted frame rail as well as the near battery tray area

  • Rebuilt exhaust system with a Thrush Turbo muffler (the exhaust note attitude fits the look!!)

  • Lubed and tightened: Clutch linkage, teering, hrottle linkage, hift linkage, ront hubs

What is working:

  • Entire drivetrain and vehicle chassis ie: “running and driving”

  • Brakes and Parking Brake

  • All lights and signals, orn, tc. (passed NYS inspection)

  • Speedometer / Odometer

  • All windows and doors roll up, atch and lock

  • Blaupunkt detachable face CD / Stereo player

What isn’t working:

  • There are 1 or 2 missing window seals

  • The paint has places where the body work / filler has been compromised from sitting.

  • The lower sections of the front door interior panels have water damage due to the lack of door seals during storage

  • Heating system requires a new fan cage (motor works) as well as some ducting

  • Tachometer & Fuel Gauge

  • Manifold vacuum and Head Temp gauges

  • Speakers????

Noteworthy Characteristics:

  • An upgraded 110 HP engine from a 1965 Corvair (stock ’62 van got the 95 HP motor)

  • Otto’s aftermarket aluminum finned oil pan and valve covers

  • Replaced generator with a more modern GM alternator (charging strong)

  • Tons of purple powder coated components

  • Completely reupholstered interior with embossed flames in the front door panels

  • Aftermarket front bucket seats.

  • Seat belts throughout.

  • The van is complete. There are no missing pieces / parts that can’t be found.

  • Aftermarket aluminum wheels with low and high profile tires adding to the hot rod stance

  • Shaved bumper bolts (requires the bumpers to be painted)

  • Full set of factory workshop and build manuals included

This van is being sold as is, owever further work can be done before delivery if desired, hich would be finalized after the initial purchase. Contact me with specific inquiries.

Deposit: A Non-Refundable Deposit of $500 must be paid within 24 hours of auction close (Paypal or overnighted cashiers check).

Payment: Vehicle will not be available for pickup or shipping until full payment is received. Buyer has 10 days to pay the balance in full.

Availability: I reserve the right to remove this listing due to on-site sales.

I can & will help with shipping arrangements, hich must be covered at the buyers cost. Please look at all of the photos for details. Everything is there.I can send more to you if needed. If you have questions, lease ask. When is the last time that you saw one? It is a great alternative to the $40,000.00 PLUS VW Vans. This is a 53 year old piece of history.