To respond to the Volkswagen Transporter, which was growing in popularity, Chevrolet wanted to face the Germans head on with their very own people mover. In a similar move Volkswagen made with the Transporter and the Beetle, Chevrolet used its new Corvair lineup as the basis for the Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier.
The Greenbrier was made in limited quantities, making them a rarity today, and today we present to you the cleanest of them all on the planet. This particular Greenbrier is a 1965 model and has been restored to absolute factory specification. It’s estimated that only five 8-door deluxe trims are accounted for, and this is one of them.
As mentioned above the Greenbrier rides on the Corvair’s Y-platform, and in similar Corvair fashion, it employs a horizontally opposed inline-6 in the rear of the vehicle. Air cooled, no doubt. Shifting duties are taken care of by a 2-speed Corvair powerglide automatic. Less than 100 miles have been put on since the total restoration as well, so everything is completely fresh and ready for the buyer.
The seller states literally every mechanical piece has been rebuilt and the interior has been restored in total time-period correct fashion. Room for up nine people is possible with bountiful amounts of cargo room and headspace. Really, this build is just incredible to look at, and we can’t imagine how much work went into this.
The Greenbrier currently sits for auction on eBay with a hidden reserve, and the bidding will close on February 25th. Pick this piece up and take your friends on a ride back into the swinging sixties before someone else scoops this one up.