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RealRides of WNY - 1961 Corvair

October 14, 2021

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Corvair

I imagine a few people got confused back in the day while watching the owner of a car like this 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood load cargo into the back, and then walk around to the front of the car, lift what the observer assumed was the hood, and stow more cargo in what was really the trunk. The rear–mounted engine of the Corvair station wagon was pretty much out of sight to passers-by, being under the cargo floor. I wonder how driving with a full load in the back affected steering — comparatively speaking there wasn't much weight forward of the passenger compartment. It was probably great in the snow, however! We saw this one a few weeks back parked in a Cambria driveway.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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