Solid Stowage: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Panel Van – $5,000

by | Sep 2022 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

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General Motors allowed Chevrolet to invest heavily in its rear-engined, air-cooled Corvair line launched for the 1960 model year.  To help spread the investment out over more models, Chevrolet offered van and pickup models designed to compete with Volkswagen’s truck offerings. This 1964 Corvair 95 Panel Van, currently listed here on Craigslist in Poland, Maine, is a rare find, especially in what appears to be a very solid and unmolested survivor condition.

Currently offered for $5,000 or best offer, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is well below the five-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for Corvair Vans produced between 1961 and 1965.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the van featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $2,850 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $6,400.

Following the initial launch of Corvair passenger car models for the 1960 model year, Chevrolet expanded the air-cooled line-up for the 1961 model year with the Corvair 95 line of light-duty trucks and vans, using the Corvair Powerpack with forward-control, or “cab over” design, with the driver sitting over the front wheels, as in the Volkswagen Type 2.

The Greenbrier Sportswagon used the same body as the “Corvan 95” panel van with the side windows option, but was marketed as a station wagon and was available with trim and paint options similar to the passenger cars. The “Corvan 95” model was also built in pickup versions; the Loadside was a fairly typical pickup of the era, except for the rear engine, forward controls, and a pit in the middle of the bed. The more popular Rampside had a unique, large, fold-down ramp on the side of the bed for ease of loading wheeled items.

The 1Unsafe1 YouTube Channel features this vintage Chevrolet video promoting the Corvair 95 truck and van line:

Maine is generally not known for its ability to keep cars rust-free. Consequently, we would love to learn the back story of how this 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Panel remains so solid even today.  Potential buyers have the option to continue using this Corvan as a daily workhorse or restore it to its former glory.

If you are serious about buying this Corvair 95 Panel Van, you can start the conversation by calling the seller at (207) 998-5601.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their Corvan featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Drive it home today goes good 6 cylinder dual carbs original condition. CALLS ONLY. In-person offers only.

Restore or drive as-is: What would you do with this 1964 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Panel Van?  Please comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Steve

    It appears to be a good buy, but the seller could use additional photos (decent ones) and more than just scant information.

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