This adorable creature is a 1966 Chevy Van finished in Dark Cherry Red by Z2’s master painters. Before we go further on this classic Chevy van paint job, let’s get the requisite Scooby-Doo reference behind us, so we can focus on the utter coolness of this van. Sure, this one isn’t owned by a band of traveling crime solvers somehow led by (and outsmarted by) a dog, but who could resist that face? Can you say puppy dog eyes, because this one has it in spades! While Z2’s work on this treasure was limited to the outside, the owner assures us he has plenty of retro ideas planned to spruce up the inside.
The 1966 Chevy C10 Van, part of the Chevrolet C/K series, embodied the utilitarian design of its era. Available in panel, passenger, and window vans, it featured a boxy design with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Engine options ranged from inline-six to small-block V8, offering varied power outputs, paired with manual or automatic transmissions. The interior prioritized functionality and could be configured for either cargo or passengers.
The van gained popularity as a versatile choice for businesses and families, while also leaving a mark on car culture. Today, it’s a sought-after collector’s item, often restored and customized by enthusiasts to blend classic aesthetics with modern features. Symbolizing the design trends and preferences of its time, the 1966 Chevy C10 Van remains an icon of the automotive landscape, capturing the essence of a bygone era.