Sixty five hundred bucks doesn’t get you much in a classic car these days, particularly with one that has a sweet Kammback wagon shape. Except here we get a V4 engine…wait, that’s not right. This isn’t a Lancia Fulvia or a Saab Sonett, this is a Vega, which means it has some kind of SOHC […]
My parents had a Chevy Vega back before they had a bunch of kids, and to this day my old man claims was the worst car he ever owned. But his didn’t have a 300 horsepower Vette motor, nor a hacked off roof with a rear seat delete and shiny deep dish wheels. Could a […]
There are some interesting parallels between the early 1970s and the early 2020s when it comes to cars and the car economy. Let’s start with government regulations that were making cars more safe for everyone and better for the environment, but demonstrably less fun to drive…yeah that happened in the 70s with seats belts and […]
Do you ever find a listing for a car that leaves you with more questions than answers? What about a sedan delivery version of the infamous Chevy Vega that has a modernish DOHC V6 shoved under the hood. Where did that V6 come from? Why would you not include that little sprinkle of information in […]
Chevrolet launched the Vega in 1970 with design from GM chief stylist Bill Mitchell and GM thought they had an ace up their sleeve. The lightweight Vega had a number of interesting engines in development, including an inline-4 with alloy overhead cam setup, a Wankel rotary engine, and an all-alloy V8. The bean counters pulled […]
We’ve featured a few Chevrolet Vega Kammback wagons on DT in the past few months or so — and, thankfully, only one of them came equipped with the original cast iron boat anchors posing as engines that came from the factory when new. The Yenko Stinger tribute was neat, and the Lightning Rod equipped version was also interesting, but expensive, so today’s next example is cheap, cheap, cheap. Just the way I like ’em. Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega Kammback Wagon offered for $5500 in Ferndale, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.
I know that we featured another Kammback Vega the other day, but that was a special Yenko Stinger tribute with a Buick V6, but today’s example is a bone stock survivor. So, how do you like your Vega wagons, modified or stock? Find this 1974 Chevrolet Vega Wagon bidding for $7,177 in Woodland, CA via ebay with 1 day to go. Tip from Rock On!
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. The Yenko Stinger was a Corvair based custom built in the late 60s, but hold your pitchforks…Don Yenko also built a few hundred Yenko Stingers in the early 70s on the Vega chassis. This next car is offered as a “tribute” to the actual Stinger, but it has a 3.8 liter Buick V6 instead of the original turbo-4 2.3 liter that Yenko offered. Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega GT Kammback bidding for $6,500 in Bakersfield, CA via ebay with 1 day to go.
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!