Vegas VS Marerick
I don't have any photos of the Cosworth, but here are a couple of shotsof the "Millionth Vega Edition" car, taken at the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove last summer. This car is all original, right down to the tires that it left the factory riding on. He doesn't trailer it - it gets driven to every show it's in... on modern tires he carries in back. He changes them when he arrives to display it on the originals:Jim, if you could get some pics of your friend's Vegas and post them up sometime that would be great. Especially the low mileage Cosworth and "Millionth" edition. I find all-original time capsule cars fascinating. Could be a Pinto or a Cadillac.
All Vegas had only two doors. The Vega wagon was called the "Kammback", after a German aerodynamicist named Wunibald Kamm who theorized that when the rear of a vehicle was sharply cut off it would have less drag. There was also had a version of the Kammback with a fiberglass panel blanking out the quarter window openings called the "Panel Express". The back seat was optional in these little trucklets. I had one as a company car for about half a year, and it soured me to Vegas for many years. My friend Bob with the cars I mentioned below opened my eyes to what a good little car the Vega actually was, if only the car's owner's would take proper care of them. He's owned several of them with well over 100,000 miles on the original engine.Does anybody remember a Vega station wagon?
I'm not sure if the 2 door had one...
That would explain the cramped quarters and that darn hump in the middle. I remember them being small and barely enough room for us kids. Glad I don't have to experience that again lolThe back seat was optional in these little trucklets.
You're welcome. I'm a trivia buff, especially automotive trivia in general and Chevy trivia in particular.... Thanks for the info CorvairJim
I had a Panel Delivery as a company car for a while too. It's the only car I've ever totalled. It was originally white but the owner of the company had repainted it 1977 Chevrolet Firethorn Red. Since the company was in the business of doing molding installation, pinstriping and graphics work for car dealers, the Vega had wild graphics all over it. It also had a set of custom van-style portholes cut into the quarter window fiberglass blanking panels. That car had the 2-speed Powerglide transmisson too. What a dog!In high school I had a job at a local pharmacy that had an orange "Panel Express" for a delivery vehicle. Part of my job included delivering prescriptions (which was my favorite part of the job!). The Vega had a 2-speed auto and not very much pep. But, it got me out of the store for awhile! :thumbsup: