This 1969 Chevrolet GTO, nicknamed "Zelda," is a radical chopped
van that has changed themes seven times over its lifespan. It has a
fully documented archived photo history of the transformations over
the 46 years of being a show van, which is included in the sale.
This van has received 62 Best of Show awards over the years. The
original van was chopped 5 inches on its fourth theme and a roof
from a '65 Buick Vista Cruiser station wagon was installed, along
with a sliding ragtop sunroof in the center section of the roof.
Its fifth transformation included a 4x4 conversion, which has 4.10
gears. The widebody conversion and gullwing side entry was
completed in 2018. The most recent theme was completed in December
2022, when it was changed into "The Mystery Machine" from the
"Scooby Doo" cartoons. The fully repainted van sports hand-laid and
painted artwork with pinstriped borders. The inside was given shag
carpeting from the front to back and decorated with hand-cut and
upholstered flowers. The van is powered by its 305ci V8 engine
mated to an automatic transmission. This piece of custom van
history has been featured in multiple magazines since the 1970s,
which are included in the sale.