Lately, I’ve had a thing for the diminutive Chevrolet Vega. Bone stock, they were boring and unreliable, and let’s face it: they weren’t very good at being cars. That’s why they are such a rare sight these days. But, they looked like a mini-Camaro, and a V8 swapped example makes for a substantially hairy street machine. Every once in a while, one of them crawls out of the woodwork, having been modified by an enterprising hot rodder from years ago. While the last couple we’ve shown you have been Vega Trars, this one is a proper 1970’s Vega street machine. And when I mean 70’s street machine, I mean this was built back in the day and mothballed, only to be recently discovered. This is the kind of car you would have seen in a high school parking lot circa 1979. Let’s take a closer look!
The seller of this vintage street machine is asking for all of the money at $18,500, but finding a V8-swapped Vega that was sprinkled with top quality aftermarket speed parts and almost immediately mothballed after it was built is nothing short of special. This is not a car you see everyday. It’s basically a time capsule; a window in time peering back to the days when cars like this ruled the streets and cruise spot parking lots every weekend. This is the kind of car you hear stories about from your buddies, dad, or crazy uncle, and it’s without a doubt BangShift Approved!
Of course, you know we want to hear what you think of this find. Is it cool, or is the seller off his rocker selling at that price? Let us know below!
Built in 1973 with 28 miles on odo. Car has between 5-8000 miles on it. All period correct parts down to tires. Many Baldwin Motion parts. 1970 lt1 370 hp version. Orig everything but paint on hood and fuel pump. Car is a true day 2 barn find. 3100 lb clutch Muncie m22 rock crusher with dana 60 rear. Car was built and parked for what ever reason(to fast maybe) Car is the straightest cleanest 1973 you will find. A true collectible. Must be seen in person to appreciate. Will need some tinkering but runs and drives as it is. I have done nothing to it as it is a time capsule. I have way to much going on to keep it but it is a blast to drive and gets a lot of looks and thumbs up when it passes.
(And yes, we hate the gratuitous use of the term “BARN FIND” as much as you do.)