1961 Covair

1961 Corvair Lakewood
1961 Corvair Lakewood

The rear-engined Corvair received several updates as well as two new station wagon models in 1961.The luggage compartments on the sedans and coups were enlarged by moving the front panels forward, changing the shape of the gas tank and moving the spare tire to the engine compartment in the rear.

11961 Corvair Rear engine
Relocating the tire to the engine compartment

To make that possible the the tall, single air cleaner in the centre was replaced with two lower on the engine. The Gasoline heater was replaced by a built-in, forced hot-air system with a  booster blower.

1961 Corvair Greenbrier
1961 Corvair Greenbrier

Engine warm-up was improved due to new re-circulation of air in the engine compartment. The Lakewood, four-door station wagon placed the engine beneath the rear cargo deck.

1961 Corvair Greenbrier rear
1961 Corvair Greenbrier rear
1961 Corvair Greenbrier
1961 Corvair Greenbrier
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LAF1975 Energy Crisis 09

LAF1975 Energy Crisis 09

You Won’t believe it, Portnoy, But they were having friends over, and they were all trying to save energy, too, so I Figured if I invited them here, we could all save double the energy!

God Thinking Annie! America needs people like you. Now we can play games! We can play “sardine,” which has to be played in total darkness!

Say don’t I know you

LAF1975 Energy Crisis 09
LAF1975 Energy Crisis 09
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