1965 GMC Coca-Cola Handi-Van

Up for auction is this 1965 GMC Handi-Van.  Offered as either a Chevrolet Sportvan or GMC Handi-Van, the first-generation G-series vans from GM were produced from 1964-1966 as compact utilitarian vehicles. This 1965 example is powered by an inline six-cylinder engine paired with an automatic gearbox and sports a retro Coco-Cola theme with a matching interior and vintage accessories including an icebox and bicycle.  It was acquired by the prior owner in 2017 who reportedly invested around $10k in service. A charming piece of Americana, this Coca-Cola GMC Handi-Van is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York.

This GMC comes finished in white with Coca-Cola graphics and contrasting red-painted accents on the lower body, roof, bumpers, windshield surround, grille, and headlight bezels.  The 1965 model year saw the introduction of wider grille openings and an additional slot above the front bumper for improved cooling.  The first-generation GMC Handi-Van was offered on a 90” wheelbase and is recognizable by its flat single-piece windscreen.  Equipment includes chrome-trimmed high and low mirrors as well as double-opening doors at the rear and passenger side.  Some minor imperfections and touchups are noted throughout the exterior, detailed images are provided in the gallery.  The 15” steel wheels come painted in red with polished outer lips and hubcaps along with a set of vintage-style Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires.

Inside, the cabin has been trimmed in custom red and tan vinyl upholstery with new black carpeting.  The steering wheel is wrapped in matching tan leather with red stitching, and the glovebox cover features a painted Coca-Cola logo.  Other additions include a vintage Coca-Cola icebox in the cargo area, a MOON Barefoot acceleration pedal, a red spare tire cover with a Coca-Cola sign, and a Clarion radio. The icebox is intended for display only, and the sale will also include a custom bicycle painted in a matching Coca-Cola-inspired theme.

Mounted in a “doghouse” between the front seats is a Chevrolet straight-six engine that drives the rear wheels through an optional 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. Recent service is said to include a carburetor rebuild, engine tune-up, new belts and hoses, new kingpins, and an overhaul of the brakes.

This sale will include a Coca-Cola-themed bicycle and a clean title. 


Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: No bids
  • Auction End: 2022-02-09 13:53:00+00:00
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Comments (19)

  • Dalez40 (registered bidder) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    There needs to be better photos of the left rocker panel and door bottoms.

  • texacoSC 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • Dano7088 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 4 months, 1 weekago

    New video content has been added to the listing page.

  • Imperial (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    Potential buyers PCar will be posting a walk around video and drive video shortly

  • Pizzaman1985 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Anthtpa 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,600

  • Imperial (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @Yags as far as we can tell it does not appear to have rust and the panels appear solid . There is no bubbling in the paint to indicate that there is rust under the paint. Someone spent a lot of time and money to restore this GMC. The quality is very good.

  • Yags (registered bidder) 4 months, 1 weekago

    This is very cool, However it’s hard to know what is underneath the paint. Can you verify that there us no bondo or rust?

  • QMSRI 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • dtchild1 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • Imperial (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @Bscher at least two prior owners but we are sure there are more. If shipped open probably around $700-800. We can assist through our wholesale accounts and pass the savings onto the buyer.

  • Bscher (registered bidder) 4 months, 1 weekago

    How many prior owners? What are the shipping costs to Chicago?

  • Imperial (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @Jorgitoramos we can help arrange transport to Sweden if you purchase it.

  • Jorgitoramos 4 months, 1 weekago

    I would love to bring this one to Sweden ??

  • Breck 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • Imperial (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @jbauto It runs beautifully, the carb was out being rebuilt when this picture was taken. There are 10k worth of service records since 2017 bring this van to excellent running condition.

  • jbauto (registered bidder) 4 months, 1 weekago

    I like this rig. I see no concerning rust. These vans are nice for a Road Trip. Yeah, bring the Bicycle along. Does it run? Pic 85 shows a Gas line going to nowhere. Where is the Carb.?

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1965 GMC Coca-Cola Handi-Van
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