Produced for just a few years in the mid-1960s, the first-generation GMC Handi-Van (and its Bow Tie brand equivalent, the Chevy Sportvan) comes with a classic style that’s simple, functional, and endlessly cool. Now, this expertly restored example from 1966 is up for sale with all the right bits and pieces.
While the sellers call this a “GMC Sport Van,” this is in fact a GMC Handi-Van, and truth be told, it looks utterly pristine thanks to a ground-up, professional restoration. Fit and finish are top-notch, while details like the weather stripping and polished chrome trim look factory fresh. This GMC Handi-Van also comes with unique, hand-painted pinstriping on the front and rear, adding a nice custom flair to the look.
The body panels are covered in Sea Surf Green paint, while a subtle, green-colored tint was applied to the windows as well. Rallye wheels catch the sun in the corners.
Things are equally clean inside, with new carpets, modern tan leather upholstery, and a tan suede headliner. Vintage Air A/C blows cold. This GMC Handi-Van also comes with window drapes for a little added privacy, which are pre-cut to fit the odd-shaped glass, while also sporting a period-correct design. More pinstriping can be found on the dash.
Lift the cover on the center tunnel, and you’ll find a new V8 engine mounted between the two front seats. This 350 crate motor connects to the 700R4 four-speed transmission, while power steering and power four-wheel disc brakes help it drive, stop, and turn like a modern van should, all with that old-school body on top.
Now, this ultra-clean 1966 GMC Handi-Van is up for sale from Classic Cars of Sarasota, listed with an asking price of $38,900.
Source: Classic Cars of Sarasota