Corvair Basement

The Corvair Basement is the website about my 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewood. The name Corvair Basement originates from the fact that I have always lived above my Corvair Lakewood. I have lived in different types of homes, but the one thing they all had in common:


I always needed to go downstairs to work on my Lakewood.

In the end of 2009 I bought my Corvair. Without the intention to buy a Corvair, I came across a 1961 Corvair Lakewood (a Corvair wagon type) in the Netherlands. After a couple of days I was the owner and from there it all began.

After driving the Lakewood for about a year, there were some technical and bodywork issues. I made the decision to do a full restauration of this special and beautiful "grocery getter". I have been working on it for a couple of years now. Most of the time just by myself, but also with help from my friends. Stripping down went fast, building up from the ground takes a little bit longer. Step by step it is starting to become a Lakewood again. (Take a look at the section '1961 Lakewood' for the progress) There are always Corvair activities in and around the Corvair  Basement. Check out the Conventions and events I have visited, or the special Corvairs I went to see. Visits to other clubs, Corvair businesses and other Corvair related items. I'm also a member and the editor of the Corvair Club Netherlands and a member of the Corsa.


It's time to go downstairs and take a look at the Corvair Basement!

Ralf Verhees

Welcome at the Corvair Basement

The place where you live on top of your Corvair

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