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!)!
The Mercedes-Benz 190E is an entry-level luxury car produced from 1982 to 1993. Even though it was Mercedes first attempt at the compact car market they did not skimp on the W201. This platform introduced a 5-link rear suspension subsequently used in E and C class models, front and rear anti-roll bars, anti-dive and anti-squat geometry—as well as airbags, ABS brakes and seatbelt pretensioners. Find this 1986 Mercedes-Benz 90E 2.3-16V on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $12,900 in San Diego, CA with 16 days to go.
In the world of fast German luxury sedans, there is an interesting rivalry between the BMW M3, Mercedes-Benz C-AMG, and Audi’s S4. These three compact executive cars have been brawling since the beginning of time..and while you might think that BMW landed the first punch in the German street car brawl with its barn-storming E30 […]
In 1970 GM’s General Manager John Z. DeLorean directed his engineering staff the develop a high performance 4-cylinder engine for the compact Vega chassis. Within a few years a combination of GM’s alloy block and a Cosworth Engineering designed head was mounted into a Chevy Vega that cost nearly as much as new Corvette. The Cosworth Vega was hand built on a special assembly line in a limited run of 4000 machines (the original plan was 4000, but , but today’s example is missing the one piece that made the car special…does it still make the cut? Find this 1976 Cosworth Vega offered for $11,000 in Graham, NC via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Did you like the V8 powered Cosworth Vega posted the other day…but had some indigestion due to the sticker price? Yeah, me too. I prefer my modified Vegas to be a bit dirtier and much cheaper…like this 1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth offered for $5,250 in Seattle, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025. From the seller: […]
What is a Cosworth Vega worth on the open market these days…particularly an example that is in great shape, but has had its overhead cam 4-banger replaced with a 383 cubic inch pushrod equipped stroker? I’m not sure about the asking price…but this next Vega will be the fastest Vega around town. Find this 1975 Chevrolet […]
This next feature was inspired by a tip from David, who sent us in a project ’76 Cosworth Vega, but I wasn’t really in the mood for a project after soccer practice with the kids (I must be getting old) so I searched for an example that didn’t need as much restoration. Find this 1975 […]
Most cars at this price point are far from perfect and are far from done despite most seller claims. Buy and finish quickly is the siren song of the seller. Fall for the puffery and claims in any sales pitch at your own peril. While there are exceptions and great deals out there if you […]
Find this 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega here on eBay bidding for $3,050 reserve-not-met with auction ending on Sunday at 7PM Pacific. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Year: 1975 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1V77E5U205420 Mileage: 23,529 Interior Color: White Make: Chevrolet Number of Cylinders: 4 Model: Other Transmission: 4 speed manual Trim: Cosworth Vega […]
Way back in the early 1970s a young John Z DeLorean was in charge of engineering at GM and he directed his engine design group to find something to add some pep to the fuel conscious Vega subcompact. The result was an all-aluminum engine with a twin-cam cylinder head that was fed via fuel injection […]