Posts Tagged ‘lakewood’

Morevair – 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood Pair

December 19, 2015

To have a full look at utilitarian Corvairs, you can’t omit the Lakewood station wagon. Only built for the 1961 and 1962 model years, they’re a fairly rare version of the Corvair, yet a look round online listings turns up two of these interesting cars within budget. The styling of these is quite interesting, like a checklist of early 1960s GM design cues minus the gaudy chrome grill, and a dash of VW Type 3 thrown in when you consider the proportions and rear fender vents. Check out this 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood for sale for $3500 in Belmont, CA.

1961 Chevrolet Corvair 2 Lakewood left front


Canadian Wagon – 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood

March 3, 2014

While the second series Corvairs are arguably more timeless and desirable, there were many more variants of flat six Chevy in the first generation. These include the Greenbrier passenger van and camper, the Rampside pickup, and the Lakewood wagon, as well as the coupe, convertible, and sedan available throughout the Corvair’s life. So while the shallow among us would automatically pick the second series in the latter 3 body styles, the rest were only available in the early style. And while not quite as pretty as the later cars, they do have their own kind of appeal in being a very pure expression of the GM style of the time – wrap-around windshield, “floating” roof, dual round front headlights, and more. Check out this 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood for sale for $3900 in Richmond, BC.

1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood blue right front


More Rare ‘Vair – 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood

November 4, 2013

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