Cohort Outtake: Gen1 Chevy Van – Groovin’ In Stumptown

CC reader Teddy has uploaded scads of great finds in Portland, which is probably the ultimate CC spotting town. I wish he’s make the jump to contributor, as he has so many terrific finds that deserve sharing. But in the meantime, let’s take a look at one of them, this mild custom gen1 Chevy Van (1964-1966), sporting a ’55 Chevy front bumper. That works quite well for me.

This style of pin striping probably has a name, and seemed to be very popular a few years back. Looks a bit like a mustache.

 

This van is sporting quite the array of gauges just below the dash. Seems a bit overkill to me; it’s not like that if anyhting is awry in the engine compartment there between the seats, the driver will likely know about it pretty quickly.

 

Is the rear bumper from a ’55 too? I’m not so sure. Are you?