Posts Tagged ‘station wagon’

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



Defeat Device – 1973 VW Squareback (plus bonus 1972!)

October 22, 2015

One of the RustyButTrusty parts runners – the new car that enables all the old car fun – is a VW fitted with the now-infamous TDI engine. Without excusing VW’s actions, a recent article on defeat devices exposed some interesting facts about the history of these cheats and their employment since the early days of emissions systems. Interestingly, while VW was slapped on the wrist 42 years ago for employing such devices on their cars, manufacturers including GM, Ford, Chrysler, American Motors, Nissan, and Toyota, in addition to various semi-tractor manufacturers, have all been caught using work-arounds to get their cars past the EPA while maintaining othe rthings consumers care more about, like power, drivability, and fuel mileage. So for an early example of an emissions-cheating car, let’s take a look at this 1973 VW Type 3 Squareback, for sale for $2495 in Deville, Louisiana.

1973 VW Squareback right front


A Ford for Peanuts – 1960 Ford Falcon Two-Door Wagon

September 19, 2015

There are two definite schools of thought about the current state of the automobile. New cars are complex, amazing machines with incredible levels of safety and longevity, and at the same time automakers are still fighting reliability and quality issues. Manufacturers have a pretty good grasp on what the majority of the population wants – a sedan, truck or SUV with a decent amount of power, good fuel economy for their size and weight, and some form of self-shifting transmission. The other side is that all new cars are boring, and they don’t make them like they used to. Old cars are simple, easy to fix, and with a bit more care, can be quite reliable. You also get a plethora of body styles that are no longer available – like two-door wagons, two-door sedans, and compact pickups. And that brings us to today’s feature car, this 1960 Ford Falcon Two-Door wagon for sale for $3750 in Tigard, OR.

1960 Ford Falcon Tudor Wagon right front