VIN: G1265P128821
Exterior Color: Blue/White
Interior Color: Black
Engine: 250ci 6Cyl
Transmission: 2-Spd Powerglide
Status: Available
Stock: 09-10670
Mileage: 35,619 TMU


Ownership History

This Sportvan was purchased in 2021 by its current Northern California owner after spending time in San Diego with the previous owner who did a significant amount of restoration work, which is listed below in the maintenance records section. Since 2021 over $6,000 of work has been spent by the current owner (listed below & receipts in gallery). Very few Sportvans  remain in such an unmolested condition.


This 1965 Sportvan comes equipped with a 3.8L Inline 6 rated at 140 hp and 230 lb.-ft of torque. The engine finds itself neatly tucked in between the two front seats and is paired with a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. The suspension is outfitted with an I-beam front axle and a semi-floating hypoid-type rear axle with a 3.36:1 ratio. Single-stage leaf-type front and rear springs and double-action shock absorbers are also found in this van.

This vehicle has 211 cubic feet of load space which is nearly twice the average cargo area of 60s era full-size station wagons. The full-width seat can be easily removed and reversed to accommodate varying needs. Furthermore, loading cargo is made even easier by the two load-doors at the rear and curbside;  a retractable side step at the curbside load-doors proves useful.
This unitized body van also features swing-out side windows. The instrument panel contains:  speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, warning lights, oil pressure and engine temperature. High beam, turn signal indicators, and electric windshield wipers are standard for the Sportvan. A glovebox, instrument panel ashtray and horn are also part of the Sportvan’s features. Some add-ons specific to the Sportvan Deluxe include vinyl seats and sidewall panels. The headlight and taillight bezels, belt molding, hub caps, bumpers, and side mirrors are all chrome.

Maintenance Records

Work done by current owner:

  • New Alternator, brake bleed, adjusted brake pedal rod (December 2022)
  • New battery, new negative ground cable, and installed shift indicator (January 2023)
  • New choke cable and installed air cleaner adapter (November 2023)
  • New fuel tank sending unit seal and locking ring (2022)
  • Disc brake conversion and new dual master cylinder (new brake fluid, machined hubs, fabricated brake lines, fabricated spacers, relocated sway bar, modified belly pan) (2022)

Work done by previous owner:

  • Rebuilt 2 speed automatic transmission (2016)
  • Rebuilt 250 inline 6 engine (2016)
  • New Air Filter (2016)
  • New Electronic Distributor (2016)
  • Full repaint (2019)
  • Rebuilt steering box (2019)
  • New Carburetor (2019)


The year is 1961. Chevrolet just introduced their Corvair based Greenbrier van. This rear engine compact van was released simultaneously with Ford’s Econoline vans. These two vans were novel to the North American markets and released to test the waters of demand sentiment; due to their utilitarian nature the compact van was received well by the public and soon became a crowd favorite. Dubbed the “Corvan”, this vehicle proved to Chevrolet that there was a market for compact vans and ultimately led to production of the acclaimed G-series vans.

While the Greenbrier Corvair was still in production until 1965, Chevrolet unveiled a new compact van called the G-10 Chevrolet Van in 1964. This model differed most significantly in its front engine placement and was only available for three production years (1964-1966). In 1965 the G-10 Van received multiple trim levels with the most notable being the G-10 Sportvan Deluxe. Only about one-sixth of 1965 Chevy vans were Sportvans while less than 2000 were Sportvan Deluxes. The grand majority of first generation Chevy vans were used for work or by large families and thus very few have survived; the ones that did survive have mostly been modified or remain in poor condition.

Like the original 1965 Chevrolet brochure reads, “Go ahead! See if you can find a situation where Sportvans can’t fit! You probably won’t – Sportvans are that versatile!” So whether you’ll use this car to go chase waves and enjoy a sunset at the beach. Whether you’ll use it to haul the family or cruise on the weekends. Whether this van will find itself going car meet to car meet or lead a working-vans life; this 1965 G-10 Chevrolet Sportvan can do it all.