The internet, downloading and streaming music may have killed the record label but, pieces of musical history still float around from yesteryear. Take this 1984 Chevrolet van.
It’s in great condition, was fully restored in 2005 and was owned by The Grateful Dead, the cult-following classic rock act formed in 1965 out of Palo Alto, California.
Known for being a major part of the counter-culture, surely there’s a “dead head” (self-proclaimed nickname for fans of the band) out there itching to own a piece of the band’s thirty year history, as the band retired in 1995.
The 1984 Chevrolet features an original 350 cubic-inch V8 coupled with a four-speed automatic with overdrive. Perhaps the coolest mechanical piece featured on the 1984 Chevy is the fact it has been converted to a Pathfinder four-wheel drive system. Not that this van is built for off-roading, but it’s certainly a talking point.
The 1984 Chevy van comes with full DMV documentation highlighting the ownership history of the van, certifying it was indeed the ride of choice for The Grateful Dead.
The 1984 van will cross Mecum Monterey this evening. Bidders, rock on.