1963 Chevy Greenbrier Sportswagon.

March 12, 2011

5 comments




5 comments:

ben said...

When I pointed out to the owner how cool the patina was on the turn signal (in shot 3), he said "Aw yeah, that happened the first week I had it when I rear ended a Jeep Grand Cherokee".

tony said...

greenbrier! yes! i'm not sure how these differ from all the other flat-faced vans of the sixties, but there's a cult following around these. the engine is actually powerful enough for modern driving, compared with a vw bus, which is borderline useless without an upgrade.

reminds me of a late eighties toyota van that i saw last night--white with black rims and what appeared to be a rainbow pin-stripe.

TED said...

This appears to be a museum quality Chevy that used a pancake 6 cylinder air cooled engine. Same engine used in the Corvair last produced in 1969. The engines were known as the waterless wonders from willow run, where they were produced in Michigan.

ben said...

I'm pretty sure the owner said the car is barely fast enough for modern driving :)

mic said...

This is one of the five corvair model variants. I own a 62 coupe. They were built in willow run and Lakewood california. First generation 60-64, second gen 65-69. Many believe they died off as result of Ralph naders overstated "unsafe at any speed", but the mustang, camaro, nova, falcon, and dart probably eroded market share. It's wasvahead of it's time in many ways, goes great in snow. The ramp side model is more rare and super cool.