1961 Grumman Olsonette

1961 Other Makes

Condition: Used
Make: Other Makes
Year: 1961
Mileage: 4,608
VIN: FO6172
Color: Silver
Engine: 383 Stroker
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Trabuco Canyon, California, United States
CD Player, Leather Seats

Description for Other Makes 1961

This is a rare, all aluminum, never been painted, vintage Grumman Olson step van on a Fordchasesthat has had all of the mechanical upgrades done. 'Every-day-driver' condition, ready for you to install your own cargo interior or leave it as-is. I've had my fun with it and I've come to terms with moving her on to someone else to have fun with her. This truck gets photographed A LOT and is an extreme attention getter, so if you shun attention - don't buy this! Imagine your brand or company on the side and how noticed it will be!
She runs great, drives great and comes ready for you to peel off my sticker/wrap and install yours. FYI, under the sticker/wrap is a painted logo of a local wine store - pictures of both signs below. NOTE: The pictures of the truck with the wide white walls are older. Those tires and rims were replaced with new wheels and tires, but I still have the wheels and wide white wall tires which will be included with the truck.
Here is a list of all that has been done:
  • Brand new Blueprint 383 Stroker small block Chevy motor (less than 2000 miles on it)
  • Holly 850 double pumper carb
  • New headers and custom dual exhaust
  • New aluminum radiator with rammed air to enforce cooling
  • Dual electric fan
  • Front disc brakes
  • Longer throw front leaf springs professional installed
  • New shocks
  • New wheels and tires
  • Rear end gear changed for freeway driving
  • Steering box replaced
  • New period correct steering wheel and horn
  • Chevy Turbo 350 Trans - recently serviced
  • Hurst shifter
  • New gauges
  • New radio, power amp, front speakers and rear subwoofer
  • Entire cargo area has had Be Quiet (same as DynaMat) insulation installed
  • Wood floor replaced with steel plate
  • Rubber gym floor mat over Be Quiet insulation
  • Heater core cleaned - works great
  • 2 LED dome lights installed
  • Correct vintage plates and sticker sourced and registered
  • New sliding door built
  • Custom front bumper
  • Custom grill
  • New wiper motor
  • New high back seat installed
  • Custom drivers seat roll bar and seatbelt harness

Truck can be seen and test driven in S. Orange County, CA.