1971 Chevy G30 Open Road Camper Van - project

  • Location: Falls Church, Virginia, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: G30 Van
  • Type: Van Camper
  • Trim: High Top
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 114000
  • Color: White over Blue
  • Engine size: Chevy V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1971 Chevrolet G30 Van High Top Description

I've had this van a couple years now with plans to create an Ice Cream truck. Got a real shop instead and so it's been sitting for a good while (moss growing on it in places). That said, we're moving, need it gone soon, and can't find the title (will need to get a replacement ((2 weeks)) but need it moved ASAP, so hopefully you have a place to store it whilest I get the title.
The Good - The person I bought it from supposedly put $8000.00 in to it. Lots of thing's have been replaced, new shocks, brakes, tires, dual exhaust, lot's of parts under the hood. New interior - rubber door seals, self contained toilet. A choke was installed for ease of starting, it has working heater and had passed New York inspection. Passenger cabin is very clean, beautiful paint job on dash and engine cover, new rubber matting. Lots of interior lights and two batteries so you can power them if no electric available. This van is one of a kind.
The Bad - Driving this van back from wherest I bought it, the engine seized. Mechanic said engine won't crank. I swapped out the seized engine. The guy who did the work did a poor job. The engine appears to run nice from what I remember, however the battery doesn't charge (which someone pointed out it is probably an issue with the alternator). The engine is a 350 and I think out of an 80's Chevy pickup. When I drove it home, there was a loud screeching. I'm no mechanic, I can only assume that's the alternator screeching.
Because it has two batteries, I don't think it was hooked up properly.
Little bit of body damage, small ding to rear left fiberglass top.
Bumpers aren't quite straight. The piece that covers the side sliding door guide is missing.
Doors are a little quirky, but work/lock. Little rust on rocker panels/door - not on frame at all.
Mileage, I think is 114K. Steering wheel is all cracked.