More Rare ‘Vair – 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood

While the first generation Corvairs are arguably the less-attractive older sister, they do have some things going for them, including rare variants that didn’t make it into the second generation. They can also benefit from improvements to the younger generation, among them powertrain upgrades, which appear to be as simple as a direct swap of the engine and fan shroud. Their design was also quite influential, finding its way into cars like the NSU Ro80, NSU Prinz 4, and BMW E10 (2002, etc.). One of the rarer variants of the first-generation Corvair was the Lakewood wagon. You can find this 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood for sale for $3900 in the San Gabriel Valley, CA.

1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood left front for sale

The paint is showing what happens after 52 years under the California sun, but overall the car looks pretty straight. Those round tail lights are a neat sporting touch for a wagon. There does appear to be some rust behind the driver’s rear wheel on this car, but you weren’t going to buy it sight unseen, were you? The hubcaps resemble those found on Stingray Corvettes. From what little is visible, the interior looks in good shape, with no tearing of the top of the seat backs, and no piles of junk or parts stored inside.

1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood right rear for sale

Pricing is perhaps optimistic given today’s earlier examples, but it’s still worth a gander, no?

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2 Responses to “More Rare ‘Vair – 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood”

  1. Chris Mastrian Says:

    Hello, is this car still available and does it run. Thanks for your time

  2. Chris Mastrian Says:

    second request for info on corvair wagon. Thanks

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