That title is a pretty definitive statement, but it is true unless you can prove us wrong. We were forwarded this Craigslist ad by Pete Garzia and after staring at it in a sort of amazed wonder, we figured that we had to share it with you. Part Vega/El Camino, part kit car, part complete and utter disaster, and part collection of shattered and broken dreams, this is one of the saddest cars we have ever seen. Starting life as a 1973 Vega, a 3.8 liter V6 was swapped under the hood, a weirdo fiberglass nose was added, the back of the car was hacked off and turned into a pickup bed and the interior as spruced up with a Hurst shifter among other things.
To us, the real tragedy here is in the fiberglass parts. The sad fact is that if this were a steel “real” car and it had a normal nose on it, there could actually be merit in the Vegamino concept. With the total freak show body, the Vega looks like a serial killer pleasure cruiser. We wish that the seller had more information for us, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Here’s the entire total of text in the ad:
buick motor v6 3.8 automatic
needs work it is a project car…
1500 or best offer
The fire breathing 3.8L V6 must be thumping out about 100hp with its Holley valve covers, two barrel carb, and HEI. While it may be slow, at least it is comfortable. The bucket seats are a primo addition and add to the comfort of the vehicle so when you are out there cruising the beach and living in the Vega, you’ll be sleeping in style. The four spoke mags are a pretty bold move, but they work pretty well with the rest of this complete and abject disaster. We’re never the ones to recommend the crushing of “good” vehicles, but this one is such a pile that is beyond help, we’re saying it needs to be made into beer cans and kitchenware. Don’t believe us? Look at this…
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