1983 Chevrolet

G20 Conversion Van


Engine Size
5.0 Liter V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Style

1983 Chevrolet G20 Conversion Van One Owner with 9,152 actual miles offered by Gas Monkey Garage!

This 1983 Chevrolet G20 “CHEVY VAN 20” conversion van was purchased new by the original owner (verified by Carfax). This Van was used to travel from their home in North Texas to their Ranch in the Texas Pan Handle, ( The only law west of the Pecos-hint to who owned it!) where ii has been stored in their metal building since last driven in 2004!

The conversion was performed by Tra-Tech Corporation in Ft.Worth Texas prior to delivery in 1983. “The Texan” was out fitted with a nice rear cupboard that is set up for extended travel and camping. There is a rear full-length wardrobe for hanging your clothes, a counter top complete with drink holders, rear mounted TV/VCR combo and rear mounted A/C as well! All of the opening windows are also outfitted removable screens for ventilation. The rear 3rd row seat folds down into a bed and the 2nd row Captains Chairs are equipped with swiveling bases to face the front/side or rear seats for versatility. There are two locations to arrange the repositionability/removable table for the upmost in comfort. The interior is outfitted with really well-done interior panels that are specifically made for the3/4 ton G20 van and there are indirect lighting as well for reading or loading/unloading at night (see all 100+ pics). Bay windows are tastefully installed with Day/Night Blinds for privacy as well as the perfect view to see the countryside while on the road! Equipped with Solar Panels for extend use off grid use (there is an area in the rear cupboard to store additional batteries that are not currently installed) There is even a small 12V refrigerator in the rear!

This 1983 CHEVY VAN 20 was built on the ¾ ton chassis with the 5.0 V8 and Automatic Transmission to be durable and dependable. Equipped with Dual Zone A/C in the front and rear, it has been converted to R134A and blows cold, the seats are in good, clean condition as are the carpets, headliner and interior panels. The front windows and door locks are power and work well as you would expect from a 9,152 original mileage van! The overhead console is equipped with a new Alpine Stereo, Graphic Equalizer, Compass and lighting control panel!

The exterior is in incredibly solid condition, there is no rust (dry West Texas Climate), how ever there is some paint fading, mostly on the Conversion Van Paint Graphics that may buff out or be improved if you decide you want to address that when you buy it. There are also a couple of dents that occurred over the years that are also minor and could be used for another 20 years as is or easily addressed if you decide to restore this incredible Time Capsule. There is however a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the left rear area behind the rear tire ( again, see all pics).

Under the hood it looks original and complete. It is clean and it runs and drives well with solid handling and braking as you would expect from this incredibly low mileage, original owner Van!

Underside photos reveal the phenomenally solid, clean and original condition. There is minor superficial rust on the driveshaft, exhaust and suspension components. The underside body are incredibly solid!

While this nice original, low mileage example of the 1983 Chevrolet G20 Conversion Van does run and drive, it's not perfect. There are a few nicks and chips in the paint and there are a few nicks These would be easy repairs if you want to address these items once you get it. This Van should be completely inspected and service before any extended driving to ensure safety and reliability (due to our filming schedule we cannot perform any additional work on this Van or build it for you).SOLD AS IS/WHERE IS. The winning bidder may come to the shop to pick it up, or have it shipped.

If you're looking for the iconic Conversion Van from the 80's you won't find a better example that's priced to sell! This would be perfect for Cruise Night, Advertising and Promotional use or as a kick ass addition to your collection, you decide!

Clear Title in hand! Please check with your freight forwarder for a quote from Dallas TX 75229 as we sell Internationally.




Engine Type
Engine Size
5.0 Liter V8
Fuel Specification


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Body Style
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Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Buckets With Folding Armrest Seat
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