1987 Chevrolet G10 Shorty Van Project -SOLD!

Feb 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

March 2, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

GM introduced its third-generation G-series vans as 1971 model-year vehicles in the spring of 1970 and continued production with minimal styling and mechanical changes for a quarter-century with 1996 being the final model year. Unlike prior “forward control” designs, GM incorporated a front-engine configuration (albeit with a very short hood) that continued utilizing unibody construction. A huge improvement over the prior generation was a new fully independent front suspension featuring coil springs and control arms.  Offered in three wheelbase lengths, the shortest was the 110 inch G10 or “shorty” version such as this 1987 example originally listed on Craigslist in February 2021 in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey with an asking price of $6,000. Comparing that price against the NADA Guides Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their G10 priced well above this guide’s current “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of only $1,100, $3,025, and $3,900, respectively. Unfortunately, the seller currently indicates their asking price is firm, so it will be interesting to see how quickly this one sells.

This G10 appears to be a great base for someone looking to convert a classic van to their specification.  While the seller indicates their V8-powered van runs and drives, it’s clear from the pictures and description some mechanical work will be needed to get this G10 roadworthy before the next caretaker tackles the interior.  If you are serious about buying this G10 and believe the six large ask is a fair price, you can start the conversation by either calling or texting the private seller at (201) 509-6659.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their G10 Shorty featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“This van is 95% rot free. It has one hole in the cowl. Which I temporarily put a piece of tape over. There is also some rot on the floor where the doghouse attaches. The paint job is OKAY. The van has a 305 tbi with a 700r4 trans. Starts and drives fine. It has brand new brake lines all around along with the proportioning valve. Also brand new rear brake cylinders.
All of the gauges work. All of the air vents turn on and off. The A/C needs to be charged. Comes with 4 new brand headlights and a pair of old school fog lights. Also comes with the older style taillights (I was in the middle of changing it to the older style but you need to find the trim). Has good speakers in the dash and a couple speakers in the back.
The next step was to do the interior. Or maybe do a swap of some kind, maybe a 383 or a LS? I am selling it because I found another project I wanted and I can’t have them all. $6,000 cash FIRM no less. NO TRADES.”

Show or go: what would you do with this Chevy G10 Shorty?  Comment below and let us know!


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