I know I seem like some sort of Corvair fetishist, but I can’t help but have affection for them – it’s the combination of crazy engineering, unusually bold decision making by GM, and their place in history as the beginnings of consumer advocacy in automobiles. Anyway, this is definitely unique, even for Corvairs – the idea of a wagon where the lower half of the cargo area is consumed by the engine is pretty nuts – and the white top, whitewalls, and wire wheels just push it over the top. Speaking of which, I’m not sure about the wheel and tire choice here, but the color scheme is right, the options are cool (CB radio? Yes, please) and the price is fairly reasonable. It’s not exactly the logical choice for either a driver or a show car, but that’s kind of the point, isn’t it?
August 22, 2011
As Seen on Craigslist – 1961 Corvair Wagon