1961 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Sportswagon Deluxe

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  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvair
  • SubModel: Sportswagon
  • Type: Passenger van
  • Trim: Deluxe
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 141028
  • VIN: 1R126S123316
  • Color: Woodland Green
  • Engine size: 140
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Reversible middle seat
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1961 Chevrolet Corvair Deluxe

1R126S123316 - 1961 Greenbrier assembled in St Louis, March 1961.
732F - 732 = original exterior color was two-tone woodland green exterior; 'F' specified a Greenbrier.431S - 431 = deluxe trim; 'S' specified green interior paint and vinyl, and that the van came from the factory with the second rear seat with armrests on the side panels.
  • 1965 140 Corsa engine — big valves, compression measures a consistent 140 psi in each cylinder, lots of power, rebuild done by Lon Wall of Corvair Underground in Oregon
  • Rebuilt 2-speed Powerglide
  • Rebuilt differential with 4-spider gearsfor extra strength

  • 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

  • Stock red "GEN" light on dash wired to work with modern alternator

  • Optima Yellow Top battery
  • Stewart Warner gauges: cylinder head temp,oil pressure, oil temp, volts

  • Stewart Warner tach on column

  • OEM dash-mounted Chevrolet clock (needs servicing)

  • Original "Deluxe" interior with chrome trim
  • Rebuilt door locks using original GM keys

  • Rebuilt window regulators — all work

  • New master cylinder

  • Custom 4-carb FC air cleaners made by Dan Brizendine
  • 1967-82 Corvette Rallye wheels

  • New 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, stainless FI clamps, wiring, grommets, stainless screws, bolts ...

Also, they're not installed on the van, but it comes with:
  • Original AM radio and enclosure removed to install gauges

  • Original rims — same green as body paint
  • Original hubcaps

  • Phone and location of the shop that has the original engine — it's in Michigan

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