Déjà Vega: 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega EcoTech
If you take the one major thing that makes the Cosworth Vega an interesting and unique car (namely, that Cosworth Twin-Cam alloy inline-4) and replace it with an engine that is in every conceivable way an upgrade, (except for originality) is that a good idea? Wait a moment. I feel like I’ve asked this question before…no not about the sundry V8 Vega customs we’ve featured, but I’m getting a sense of déjà vega here…yes…we’ve featured this exact car in July of 2018. Today’s asking price is less, but the car looks more sorted — it has a factory style airbox now instead of the drone-tube from before and a set of pink floormats. Find this 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega EcoTech offered for $9,999 outside of Raleigh, NC via craigslist. Tip from Rock On (again!)!
From the seller:
1976 CHEVY VEGA
condition: like new
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: clean
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1976 CHEVY COSWORTH VEGA “H” BODY HATCHBACK. RARE AND UNIQUE RESTOMOD. 2.4L 4 CYL ECOTECH ENGINE (LOW MILES). 5 SPEED OD COLORADO MANUAL TRANSMISSION. 3.42 7.5″ 10 BOLT LIMITED SLIP REAR. 10″ FRONT DISC AND REAR DRUM BRAKES. NEW DRIVE SHAFT. EXHAUST SYSTEM ENTIRELY JET HOT COATED. ENGINE COVER AND CUSTOM PIPING JET HOT COATED. 15″ MICHELIN TIRES. CHROMED FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS. PIONEER CD/HD/AM/FM STEREO. POP-OUT REAR QUARTER WINDOWS WITH NEW GASKETS. VDO GAUGES. COSWORTH DASH PLAQUE #3231. BUILD SHEET INCLUDED. CAR WILL BE SOLD “AS IS”. $9,999.00 CASH. PLEASE CALL show contact info AND LEAVE MESSAGE. CLEAN NC TITLE.
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Does this Vega finally have the twin-cam engine it deserves? Find something better and send it here: email@example.com
(floor mat choice may however be suspect)
I find this to be a reasonable evolutionary step toward our glorious Gattaca-esque future of electro-classics (hopefully, minus the eugenicist authoritarian state).
Heresy, I know.
I think I’m on board with this swap. Curious as to how much of an enhancement it is in driving feel and performance numbers.
2 Vegas in one week = 2 thumbs up from me
Wow, very cool indeed…. but how can a guy get it so right, then put those floor mats down?? In any case, a unique ride for sure.