For Sale: 1976 Chevrolet Vega in Wichita Falls, Texas

Vehicle Description

The Chevrolet Cosworth Vega was the brainchild of John DeLorean. The Cosworth edition is a limited-production version of the Chevrolet Vega, with higher performance. In a joint venture between British company Cosworth Engineering and Chevrolet with an all-aluminum inline-four 122 cu inch engine, these cars werepriced nearly double that of a base Vega and only $900 below the 1975 Chevrolet Corvette. In 1970 DeLorean, who was then GMs Vice-President and General Manager, sent engine designer Calvin Wade to England in search of cylinder head technology to improve the Vega's performance. Fuel injection would be needed to control emissions without power loss; also stronger internal parts to work with the existing block and the Cosworth head. That summer, DeLorean authorized Wade to build a prototype Cosworth Vega engine. A meager budget and resistance from managers between Wade and DeLorean, meant low priority for the project, but once approved by DeLorean it could not be killed however, in November 1975, it had been decided to discontinue the car after the 1976 model year. Only 3,508 cars were built for the 75 and 76 model years; only 1,447 1976 models were built. Car and Driver chose the Cosworth Vega as one of the 10 Best Collectible Cars in its fourth annual Ten Best issue, saying: We're talking about historical significance here. Lone Star Muscle Cars is proud to present this cool part of automotive history. Contact Lone Star Muscle Cars at 940-691-1070 or email us at [email protected] for more information about this vehicle.

Vehicle Details

  • 1976 Chevrolet Vega
  • Listing ID: CC-1605028
  • Price: $13,900
  • Location:Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Vega
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Odometer:17400
  • Stock Number:T412
  • VIN:1V7706U236085
Listed By:
Lone Star Muscle Cars
7592 Seymour Hwy
Wichita Falls, TX 76310

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