Sunday, March 6, 2016

1963 Corvair Greenbrier Deluxe

right rear
We’ve seen a few of these Corvair vans lately, some in very nice shape, some not so much. Here’s an unusual one with barn doors on both sides listed on craigslist in Gilroy, California. The seller doesn’t say if it runs or anything about the state of the mechanicals. The $5,000 asking might seem high, but there are very few of these around. The 8 door option was not shown in the vin number, so there’s no way to know how many were built. They were originally designed for commercial uses but became popular with private owners as well.

open doors
This van has the deluxe package with interior panels among other options but you can’t tell what shape they are in. I wonder why the back doors were replaced. What sort of damage made it necessary and what effect does the rust or collision damage have on the rest of the van?

right rear
The body looks pretty solid with no obvious signs of rust. The only rust the seller mentions is the battery tray. There’s a lot of trim missing. It’s hard to imagine how this van could be worth the $5,000 asking. It would have to be running well and pretty well sorted out to be worth the asking. I don’t think most folks are willing to pay much extra for a couple of extra doors. What kind of fun uses could you find for this though?