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 seller of this next car is asking a large sum of money for a Vega…and I normally don’t like posting cars that are this expensive, but the build is impressive. And the amount of money it would take to assemble your own version of this 383 stroker powered beast would exceed the asking price before you got to the custom fabrication of things like the rear-mounted trans cooler housing. Oh, and did I mention that it has — LIGHTNING ROD SHIFTERS?? Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega Wagon offered for $22,500 in Millville, NJ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next craigslist advert is, for me, an exercise in frustration. First up…it is the radical Vega Wagon version, but there is not a single picture of the entire car. Next, the Vega has been given a Buick/Rover V6 swap, but again…no pictures. I love the gold paint and the black center wheels…but I want to know more!! Somebody buy it and send me pics. Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega Wagon offered for $5000 in Bakersfield, CA via craigslist.
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!
The 4th of July might be over, but the spirit of America is still running strong in Chico, CA where this next slice of apple pie is located. Find this 1972 Chevrolet Vega GT with small block V8 offered for $11,000 in Chico, CA via craigslist. Tip from Terry B. From the seller: 1972 Chevy Vega […]
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 […]
Some cars for sale on the interweb seem to have an answer for a question that no one ever asked. How many Vega wagon owners would think to themselves, “I want to lift this thing and go off road.”? We have a unfinished project here that has some odd things finished and many important ones […]
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 […]
Find this 1972 Chevrolet Vega Wagon V8 Kammback here on eBay bidding for $11,900 with auction ending Sunday at 4:03PM Pacific. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Year: 1972 Mileage: 50,000 Interior Color: Black Make: Chevrolet Number of Cylinders: 8 Model: Other Transmission: 700r Engine: 383 V8 Body Type: Wagon Drive Type: RWD Vehicle […]