1961 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Sportwagon Deluxe 4-carb 140 engine

Price: US $19,000.00 Item location: Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvair
  • SubModel: Sportwagon
  • Type: Standard Passenger Van
  • Trim: Deluxe
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: 1R126S123316
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 140
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Chevrolet Corvair Deluxe

1961 Greenbrier Sportwagon Deluxe
This first-year Chevrolet Corvair van still wears its original Woodland Green and Cameo Whitecolors and originaltwo-tone green and white interior with second rear seat and extra armrests. But the original 65 hp motor seemed underpowered so we replaced it with a 140 hp Corsa engine.
  • VIN 1R126S123316 - 1961 Greenbrier assembled in St. Louis, Missouri, March 1961
  • Paint code 732F - original exterior color is two-tone Woodland Green exterior; 'F' specifies a Greenbrier
  • Trim code 431S - deluxe trim; 'S' specifies green interior paint and vinyl, and that the van came from the factory with the second rear seat with armrests on the side panels (still present)
  • 1965 140 Corsa engine — big valves, compression measures a consistent 140 psi in each cylinder, lots of power, rebuild done by Corvair Underground
  • Rebuilt 2-speed Powerglide and 4-spider gear diff transaxle, extra strong
  • Throttle linkage set up 1965-style
  • Linkage is stainless Full Bearing Throttle Linkage by Roger Parent, smooth and tight
  • Dual exhaust with stainless steel Walker Quiet-Flow mufflers
  • Rebuilt distributor from Clark's Corvair Parts
  • Pertronix Ignitor II with Flamethrower II ignition coil
  • Clark's "Ultimate" aluminum finned oil pan with oil temp sensor
  • Rebuilt matching set of 140 carbs from Clark's
  • Alternator conversion, GM single-wire, internal regulator, high output 65A
  • Red "GEN" light on dash wired to work with alternator
  • Stewart Warner gauges: oil pressure, oil temp, cylinder head temp, volts
  • Stewart Warner tach on column
  • OEM dash-mounted Chevrolet clock (needs servicing)
  • Original Deluxe interior with chrome
  • Rebuilt door locks using original GM keys
  • Rebuilt window regulators — all work
  • New master cylinder
  • Custom 4-carb FC air cleaners
  • 1967-82 Corvette Rallye wheels
  • B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A tires
  • Engine lid underside layered with Dynamat Xtreme acoustic dampening sound insulation
  • 1.4kW 500 ft/lb Nippondenso-style high-torque mini-starter
  • Many, many other new parts, including fan, Gates Barricade fuel line, FI clamps, wiring, grommets, stainless screws, bolts ...
Also comes with:
  • Original AM radio and enclosure removed to install gauges
  • Original Corvair FC rims — they're green
  • Original Corvair hubcaps
  • Phone and location of the shop that has the original engine, it's in Michigan
Clear title. Runs great. Super fun, head turner. Everyone wants a ride. Some primer and rust coming through the paint in places, but we call that patina now.
Available for in-person beginning Dec. 7.Must be picked up no later than midnight, Sunday, Dec. 17!
Questions gladly answered. I did most of the work on this van.