I recently added to my collection of possessions with the purchase of a 1985 Cheverolet G20 Conversion Van.
Without further ado, here are the relevant stats:
- 46,000 miles
- 4 super-comfy captain seats that fold all the way down and swivel.
- No consequential rust.
- Previous owner was a retired mechanic, kept it in great shape.
- 20 mpg highway
- Spiffy windshield visor (it’s like my van is playing golf all the time!)
Originally I was searching for a light truck to move all my junk cross-country to my new job after graduation, but this works so much better. It has so much room and handles a lot better than one would expect.
Being that I was looking for a random ride and not a diamond in the rough. It’s only 2 years and a model off of the A-Team van (a 1983 G15). It’s older than 25 years, making it technically a classic car. For a while, I felt a desire, no, an obligation, to renovate and restore it. After all, they don’t make conversion vans anymore, and I basically hit the jackpot. I should do my part to preserve history.
Except that would cost about $3000 or so. If you want it done right, it’s going to cost you. In the end, I think I’d rather donate the money to a charity than obsessing over and over-investing in the market of fleeting worldly items. Ah well. If you want to dissuade me, hit me up in the comments.