I cast my vote for the EMs (I own a bastard child '64), but I do appreciate the lines of the LMs.
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Regardless, I would consider an EM if it were a coupe, convertible, Lakewood wagon, or forward control.
Personally, the only Corvair I don't like the styling of is the early 4 door. I haven't learned to appreciate the roof overhang above the backlight. It is growing on me though!
...my 2nd Corvair, purchased in 1979
...if it wasn't for law enforcement and physics, there would be no stopping me
...it's better to fall for wheels, than fall head over heals
Of course, if I could find a nice LM Vert, preferably with carbs, I wouldn't turn it down. Two is ALWAYS better then one!
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In the interest of accuracy - that ermine white beauty is the rare 1962 Monza station wagon. For some unknown reason Chevrolet dropped the romantically named "Wood" models for 1962 station wagons - No more Lakewood - no more Parkwood, no more Brookwood. They were now station wagon body styles within the Style designation. Thus Impala, Bel Air, Biscayne now had station wagons just as Corvairs now had them in the 700 style and the Monza.bbodie52 wrote: With your passion for Station Wagons, maybe someday you will own a Corvair Lakewood station wagon, like the 1962 Lakewood pictured below. ...
All Corvair s/w were cancelled in early 1962. Production was allocated to the new Monza convertible models, a much better seller!!
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I had read that on Wikipedia before, but I became so used to calling the Corvair station wagon a "Lakewood" that I continued the practice, even for 1962 Corvair station wagons, as they took their last gasp of their brief 1½ production year existence... which came to an end under the knife of the GM bean counters.Wikipedia wrote:In 1962 Chevrolet introduced the Corvairs with few changes at the beginning of the year. The bottom line 500 series station wagon was dropped and the 700 became the base station wagon. The "Lakewood" name was dropped...Monza wagon becomes available, 500 wagon dropped- wagons lose 'Lakewood' designation. Station wagons discontinued mid-1962 to provide capacity for other Corvair and Chevy II models...
Lakewood - Corvair Station Wagon (1961–62) available as a 500 or 700. The Monza wagon was available in 1962 and is not really a Lakewood. All window glass was specific to this model due to its taller roofline.
Early station wagons in the 1950s were often adorned with wood siding. According to Wikipedia, by the late 1950s, wood body construction was replaced with wood accents on all-steel bodies. Ford introduced the Country Squire with simulated woodgrain paneling. By 1955, only Ford and Mercury offered a woodie model, accomplishing the simulation of wood with other materials, e.g., steel, plastics and DiNoc (a vinyl product). It sounds like GM marketing wanted to drop the traditional association of the station wagon with wood construction and trim, so the names that contained the term "wood" were all dropped in the early 1960s. The name "Lakewood" appears to have been caught up in that marketing decision, shortly before the Corvair station wagon body style was dropped altogether.
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So now, I like both, for different reasons. I definitely love the "bubbletop" style windshield of the EM's
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When the time came to buy a Corvair there where not many to find.. (I have made a little register of Corvairs in Norway and have around 20, so they are not something you see often...).
But after starting on my EM I really started to love them.
But then again I do love them both so EM and LM yes please
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