Welcome to the Sunday edition of Hooniverse Weekends, and I will pick up where I left off, with some unforgettable eBay Auction Action. This is a 1963 Corvair Van that has been through so much surgery they should name it Joan Rivers. It has competed in shows for the last two decades, and has undergone a recent face-lift (again).
Has this been a labor of love or some form of torture? Only you can answer that, but for the time being, let’s read all about this van from the listing:
Up for your consideration is this one of a kind 1963 chevrolet (Greenbrier)corvair van. This van is customized from the front bumper to the rear bumper. The body work is done with sheet metal and steel. The fender flairs are rolled steel and were made with the spoilers and running boards all were welded together then lifted and welded to the body as one piece. All the rain gutters were cut off and ground smooth. The gull wing door was made by hand they wanted it to be a wider opening so welding two doors together wouldn’t work. This van has a huge history with over 20 years of competitions and car shows it has transformed from one of the most winning vans of the 70 to early 80’s and went on to the “Corsa Nationals” second place with its complete alteration and new body style and a primer paint JOB!!
This is a very long and wordy listing, with eight paragraphs of text, so go over to the listing and read it if you’re up to the challenge. This van has been listed a couple of times before without selling. The reserve on this van is $10,000 to $13,000 range, which I doubt it will ever reach. Now I like Corvair Vans, but I’m actually torn on this thing. It is not stock enough to be a tribute to the 60’s, and the color scheme is right out of the Disco Era. What do you guys think?
Thanks to Jennings R. Scroggs for the tip.