LS V8 Swap: 1976 Chevrolet Vega Kammback

In 1970, Chevrolet unleashed the Vega onto the automotive scene, thinking they had a trump card designed by the style maestro Bill Mitchell. They had big dreams with an array of intriguing engines in the pipeline – an inline-4 with a snazzy alloy overhead cam setup, a Wankel rotary engine, and an all-alloy V8. But alas, the bean counters won the war, and the Vega hit the streets with a bleh 140 cubic inch engine that had something around 100 horsepower. Fast forward to 1975, and finally, the Vega got a glimpse of excitement with the launch of the Cosworth Twin-Cam version. Unfortunately, this hot prospect was totally defanged, offering a modest 110 horsepower at 5600 rpm. So, what do you do with a lackluster GM flop of a car that almost had an interesting engine? You swap in a late model LS based V8…because what else would you do? Find this 1976 Chevrolet Vega Kammback offered for $12,800 in Chatsworth, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1976 chevrolet vega
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 12345
paint color: grey
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
1976 Vega Kammback Wagon. Solid CA car. LSX swapped Cammed 5.3, Holley Terminator X with touchscreen controller. 2sp Powerglide trans. Car is a blast to drive. Phone calls preferred.

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