Nevertheless, located in Cheney, Washington is this 1973 Chevrolet Vega hatchback, available here on eBay for a current bid of $6,100, two bids tendered as of this writing. And from the overall condition of that car, it looks like a great … ALL C3 ‘Vettes I’ve driven are like that…who knew? It’s ofcourse a disaster of corporate idiocy that it also had the average reliability of something Euroglam, but even that perhaps gets over-stated. 1971-1973 Chevrolet Vega Coupe OEM Used Original Trunk Lid (Fits: Chevrolet Vega) $159.99 Front Door Weatherstrip Seal Pair Set of 2 for 71-77 Vega Astre Coupe & Wagon (Fits: Chevrolet Vega) In 2008 I drove that old Dodge the 200 miles to my parents house and pulled my ’63 Galaxie back on a trailer. Learn how your comment data is processed. That lane was clogged with traffic going to a Cardinals game in Busch Stadium. Mechanically reliable, everything still worked but faded down gold paint, dent in the rear bumper, vinyl top cracking and flapping in the 60 mph interstate generated wind. This is the reason why CARiD strives to make it as easy, comfortable and affordable as possible for you to keep your 1973 Chevy Vega in tip top shape. A guy would walk in asking for one, and Fred would reach down, hoist it up on the counter and say $315.00 please! 1973 Chevrolet Vega Kammback . 1971 to 1973 Chevrolet Vega for Sale. Clean 1973 Chevrolet Chevy Vega … I worked in the mechanical shop of a Chevrolet dealership off and on in the ’70s and Vegas were pretty much the bane of my existence. roller cam and Air Gap intake with 770 street avenger carb. The aluminum block/iron head (yes, it’s upside-down) 2.3-litre is said to have been rebuilt with steel sleeves, which is a big plus. Being a ’73, this had the slightly larger front bumper that added 3 inches to its length, but not the heavy battering rams found on the ’74 and up models. That’s legit. 1973 Chevrolet Vega GT Kammback. I purchased this vehicle from the estate of the original owner for $7000. Oh, and I thought mine shifted fine. 1973 Toyota Corolla 1600 Wagon. The drive-train in this one was up to snuff for how it was used. Perhaps the worst manual trans shifters ever–even worse than a 66 Mustang 3 speed (but it lack synchro first….). My memories are few cylinders, lots of low end torque, and no speed shifting from that linkage! FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 256-710-6414. I recall the manual transmission in my ’71 and ’75 Opels being easy to shift and accurate; but not as direct and short throw as the one in my ’71 Pinto 2 litre/ speed. Chevy also offered the Monza 'S' for 1978 as a Monza price leader, using the Vega hatchback body. 4 vehicles matched Now showing page 1 of 1. If time, finances, circumstances were right I’d own another one, only I’d rustproof it and then fix the reliability issues with a modern drivetrain such as GM’s current 3.6. I think every major North American city has the same drivers. An excellent description of the psychology behind urban drivers. The combination of Ford’s 2L OHC and the rest of the Vega would have been an impressive car for the times. From the seller: 1973 chevy vega condition: good cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: fwd fuel: gas paint color: custom title status: clean transmission: automatic type: wagon. Still, I slowed and put on my blinker. The car was parked and never driven again. I’ve long believed in the freedom of the beater. Have GT dash and real good dash pad. Saved from topclassiccarsforsale.com. They’re entitled to any piece of road you have. My dad’s pal had a nice-looking GT, that was as troublesome as it was nice, and then my friend’s sister had a hand-me-down Astre wagon. From the seller: 1973 chevy vega condition: good cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: fwd fuel: gas paint color: custom title status: clean transmission: automatic type: wagon. NEW REAR END 3.42 POSI. It went 400 miles on a quart of oil-once quart every two fill ups. This really was one of the most illuminating lessons of my entire driving career – and this experience carried over into my non-automotive life too. It had over 200K miles on it when I finally used it as a trade-in on my first new car (’87 Samurai), although at that point, it was on its third engine (Buick 3.8L swap). There is a certain kind of bond that develops between a car that requires the constant adding of oil and the owner who dutifully fills that need. More Chevrolet classic cars for sale. Location. 1978–1979 Chevrolet Monza and Pontiac Sunbird wagons used the Vega Kammback wagon body with engines supplied by Pontiac and Buick. Maybe people took Chevy’s advice and that’s why you don’t see too many Vegas anymore. Fiat 128 Station Wagon . 1973 Chevrolet Vega High Performance. San Francisco (again!) carphoto has uploaded 121219 photos to Flickr. True confession time – I‘d always liked the looks of the Kammback version of the Vega. 1973 Little Woody Vega station wagon. Chevy also offered the Monza 'S' for 1978 as a Monza price leader, using the Vega hatchback body. That Vega taught me a valuable life lesson that I still carry with me today. Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega Wagon offered for $5000 in Bakersfield, CA via craigslist. April 14, 2018 August 8, 2020 / Chuck Lynch. Search automobile-catalog: Register in the USERZONE, share real world car performance results, show us your car. at long traffic lights I had to shut it off to keep from asphyxiating the cars around me. Help me out with NPOCP. The “breadbox” Honda Civic Hatchbacks from 1984-87 always reminded of Vega Kammbacks. When they came out (and when I was about 11 years old) I was convinced that the Vega was going to wipe the floor with the Pinto. Jun 7, 2016 - Explore carphoto's photos on Flickr. 1971-1973 CHEVROLET CHEVY VEGA … And the interior was well done too. 1973 Vega Wagon- 4 bolt main internally balanced 383 stroker with steel crank , 5.7 rods, Forged pistons 9-1 comp aluminum heads, Edelbrock Hyd. Up for sale is a 1971 Chevy vega panel wagon. Do the Dew! But hey, they were usually good for at least one wheel alignment before the cross member sagged so bad the front tires stood like a 3 year old who had just peed his pants. The original owner thought enough to add the passenger seat, visor and right side mirror. Track Days let you take your street car on the track, while in contrast yesterday’s 1987 Alfa Milano was a track car you could conceivably take on the street. $599.99. This 1973 Chevrolet Vega is the finest early car ive ever seen. I had a similar beater status with a 1987 Dodge 3/4 ton pickup. The second group are the Fearful ones. Plymouth Cricket: $2399 . (I know there are timing chain issues long-term BUT are mitigated with proper maintenance. The car was driven for only 6 years and 48,000 miles by a local Fort Worth woman who used the vehicle as her daily driver until an unfortunate day in 1979 when the timing belt failed. That’s Amateur League! Title. It’d still now be bein acclaimed as a looker if the badge had been European. During its tenure with me, the tailgate glass got smashed out by an errant piece of firewood I was hauling. Before I did my first engine swap to a sleeved engine, the original “power”plant in my ’71 (which had already been rebuilt once by my Dad at <40K miles) was guzzling a gallon of oil every two weeks. For them, allowing less than 15 car lengths in front could be dangerous, and everyone knows that it’s better to be safe than sorry. Explore carphoto's photos on Flickr. Nice. Apologise not, sir, for loving the looks of this car. This one even takes its Camaro-esque … Apr 16, 2019 - Explore Chris E's board "Chevrolet Vega" on Pinterest. Good thing then that there’s working A/C. Click here to send a me a fixed-price tip, and remember to include your Kinja handle. Some images are apparently so hideous that the internet isn’t allowed to catalog them (unlike the one above), so let me try and describe what I had. You are correct about traffic making space. Explore carphoto's photos on Flickr. Kit car? 1978–1979 Chevy Monza and Pontiac Sunbird wagons used the Vega Kammback wagon body with I-4 and V6 engines supplied by Pontiac and Buick. He said they always had a new Vega short block in stock under the counter. For a lesson not learned is waste of an opportunity. The downside is, around here in Ontario, truly dreadful beaters attract police attention. From the factory these came standard with only a hard driver seat, visor, left side mirror, and no back seat. Today, each reader can conjure up their vision of the vehicle of choice for BIM drivers in their area. I mean, people just don’t give a shit about these all that much. Lastly, the parking brake looks like it could use an adjustment. Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega Wagon offered for $5000 in Bakersfield, CA via craigslist. 1972 Chevrolet Vega GT Hatchback Coupe specifications, all versions. Browse Category. Mechanically things are a little more positive. In 1973, about a year into their marriage, my brother in law came home with a new Kammback wagon for my sister. Brand New. I believe the engine swap was done in 2007. I LOVED driving my ’72 Kammback, which had the 2-bbl engine and a 4-speed. I can only assume potential thieves walked right past it, assuming there was nothing to steal, or that it would be too rude to steal from someone so poor as to drive a pile like that. #10b. GM stylists actually did a good job with those two models, both classically shaped in their own way. The resulting car was apparently quite reliable and served him well for several years. You could watch it drip out the tailpipe! Find 1971 to 1973 Chevrolet Vegas for Sale on Oodle Classifieds. We swapped out the seats for a set out of GT, and dumped the 3 speed for the Saginaw 4 speed out of the GT. I drove the same route the same way and was as conscientious as I had always been, but things had changed. The dash is cracked in a number of places and - sigh - a Grant GT steering wheel has taken up residence in there too. But keep the F31 handling package. Great story! I knew that you’d be here Syke. VERY LITTLE RUST 7 OUT OF 10 . I do have a 4cyl auto trans that can go with the car. Sort of a CC effect here. Vega body styles were used to produce several rebadged variants. 3) specs . carphoto has uploaded 121219 photos to Flickr. Believe it or not, as popular as the Vega was, I didn’t know anyone who had a VEGA, but two ASTREs. Being a GT, it had the more powerful two barrel L11 engine, which seemed to provide even greater levels of noise, vibration and harshness. 1973 Vega, 231 ci Buick V6 engine. Chevrolet Vega Kammback 140-1 (man. 1973 Chevrolet Other Vega Additional Info: For sale is a non-modified 1973 Vega GT Kammback Wagon with original 4-cylinder 140 cubic inch engine and 3 speed manual transmission. The third group are the Idiots, those who just didn’t care how they drove and it was everyone else’s job to get out of their way. I knew exactly what I was getting into and I rushed headlong into this relationship with my eyes wide open. The interior was originally a nice color of parchment before the sun and dirt got to it – perfect for keeping the interior cooler with the inoperative air conditioning. To save you time and money, we gathered 1973 Chevy Vega auto body parts of the highest quality at economical prices all under one roof. I don’t think the oil consumption on this one was too bad, but my mom drove like an old lady before she was an old lady. I purchased this vehicle from the estate of the original owner for $7000. Yes, your comments about driving in Greece is the same as I find driving in Mexico. When I traded the car in 76 it was only starting to burn oil. But it kept on running. Collector looking to add a low mileage 1972 1973 or 1974 Vega to their collection. 17,500 1973 Chevy Vega Kammback Wagon. and all exposed metal interior behind the seat. the manual transmissions in Vegas were sourced from Opel in ’71 and ’72, then switched to the Saginaw three and four speed in ’73. $250,000 and Up; Antiques / Pre-War; AutoHunter Auctions; Convertibles; Future Classics; Motorcycles; Muscle Cars; Newest Listings ; Trucks; Under $5,000; Browse by Year. Look at mustache guy in the yellow one. This one however, proves that any car can be fast and mean. $24995.00 or BEST OFFER. $9.99. 1974 Chevrolet Vega GT Hatchback Coupe … Sometimes beaters are the best cars imaginable – no stress and, like a dog, they will tell you what they need. Cleaning these hard pieces was impossible as it was like trying to clean a powdered sugar donut – powder and flakes everywhere. It was roomy for two and the cargo area was spacious, perfect for carrying anything that would fit through the liftgate. Thanks for the COAL and bringing back some fond (and not-so) memories! MANY EXTRA PARTS AND ACCESSORIES. NEW REAR END 3.42 POSI. 1973 chevrolet vega - oklahoma city, okprivate seller - oklahomaoklahoma city, ok 73162ph: 3257182156web: www. Need to get from the Golden Gate to the Ferry Building in rush hour traffic? Now here’s the dirty little secret that most people are afraid to admit due to their fear of ridicule – I liked the car. Who would have figured? Join our 250,000 users facebook community . This is how the traffic manages to move on the overloaded roads. 1971 – 1973 Chevy Vega GT Kammback Wagon. Vega Base Wagon (1971-1977) Vega Cosworth (1975-1976) Vega Estate Wagon (1975-1977) Vega GT Hatchback Coupe (1971-1977) Vega GT Wagon (1971-1977) Other production years of this submodel: 1971 Chevrolet Vega GT Hatchback Coupe specifications, all versions. Even on harsh battlegrounds such as the Place de l’Etoile. Not because I got so much dirt out, but because I took so much material off the hard surfaces. carphoto has uploaded 121875 photos to Flickr. This one even takes its Camaro-esque nose and adds to that a Camaro-esque black hood stripe which contrasts nicely with its Mountain Dew-yellow paint. Not a bad unit per se, but the issue was undoubtedly in the shift linkage. NEW INTERIOR. 1971 - 74 Vega Wagon Weatherstrip KIT (liftgate seal on liftgate) (Deluxe - for Vegas WITH chrome exterior beltline moldings on the doors; you must reuse your original metal chrome exterior beltline moldings.) I bought this car as a dail .. Get both manufacturer and user submitted pics. Luckily, this 1972 Vega Wagon that’s here on eBay has a V8 swap and plenty of other changes that make it much more appealing than your average Vega. And the motor held up. Th 350 with shift kit and 2200 stall converter, Ford 9″ Posi rear with 3:50 gears. Four link rear suspension, Firewall and floors new, tubbed, fuel cell, dual battery setup. T/M. Nobody cut me off when driving this car. Is this used car a good deal? Set an alert to be notified of new listings. For someone who does give a shit to see this one in his or her driveway they’ll need to be flush to the tune of $5,900 - or be willing to negotiate some. 12 watching. It is a fresh build,everything has been replaced. This is perhaps the one thing I miss above all others from my ownership of a 93 Crown Victoria very late in its life. NEW 5 LUG REAR AXLE. 1971 1972 1973 Chevy Vega GT Kamback Wagon NOS Header Panel. This 2-door Vega wagon is available in Santa Rosa, California with a clean title. The car was parked and never driven again. Chevy once advertised the Vega with the tag See What It’s Like to Drive a Winner. And I loved it, too, for all the same reasons. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe GT will let you find out for yourself, but only if its price is a winner. He was so proud of this “economical” purchase during the first 70s phony oil crisis, and us family gearheads marveled at what appeared to be an engine that had been sawed in half. Not so much that it wouldn’t pass an emissions test or cause other drivers to shake their fist at me, but enough that I should have bought stock in Pennzoil prior to my purchase. Buy It Now. Tires were wider (A70-13) and the F41 suspension was buttoned down better than the more pedestrian models. I too experienced the “Moses Effect” when living in San Francisco with a beater ’82 Subaru Wagon with a mangled front fender (it came that way, I didn’t cause it). Dreadful beaters get pulled over a lot. 1973 Chevrolet Vega Pictures: See 9 pics for 1973 Chevrolet Vega. Early 70s mid-engine Corvette prototype? More Chevrolet classic cars for sale. And so it was trying to clean the General’s auto-recycling plastics. Aug 30, 2017 - For sale is a non-modified 1973 Vega GT Kammback Wagon with original 4-cylinder 140 cubic inch engine and 3 speed manual transmission. The ad says that the car’s door and hatch seals have been replaced, however the through-the-door interior pic shows the rubber on the driver’s portal to be missing so you’d have to get clarification on that. 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