I found this over at the Brown Car Society Facebook Page, and I just had to share it with the rest of you, because I know you can never get enough weird Corvairs… This is a 1962 Corvair Greenbriar Van conversion, equipped with a grouping of period correct camping accessories… Let’s see if we can guess how much it will sell for.
According to the Auction Listing:
Lot T183 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Camper Van.
– Original paint and interior
– Rebuilt 145/80 HP engine with correct forward control 60-63 block
– Original 4-speed transmission
– New brake master cylinder, brakes and shocks in 2011
– Gas heater/defrost works very well
– Pop top camper with screens, window privacy curtains with screens on roll down rear window
– Custom cabinets built by the original owner with lots of storage specifically designed for (all of which are included), Coleman camp stove, Coleman cooler, folding chairs, original cookware and flatware, spotting scope and lantern, all vintage
– Original 75 plus page photo journal kept by the original owners documenting their adventures through North America and Canada
– Original invoice, purchase order and maintenance documentation receipts
These vans were very well built (Much better than the Chevy Handi-Vans that replaced them in 1965). My family owned one back in the early 1970s, with a 4-speed stick. The brakes were the only weak feature (they let go, and since there was no dual master cylinder, stopping the truck was, well, an adventure!) but the rest of the van was solid, comfortable, and somewhat economical. Unlike any other van, two of the three side windows behind the driver rolled down instead of popping out. See the listing here, and tell me how you would like to own this bit of nostalgia.