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08-31-06 07:33 PM - Post#994771    

Ok, it's not a Cosworth, but it is a GT.




 




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09-02-06 11:04 AM - Post#994772    
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okay, I give up...

what was your point?

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09-04-06 05:07 PM - Post#994773    
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No point, just nice to see an old ad...



 
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09-05-06 02:41 AM - Post#994774    
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Yep - and its nice to see one without rust.

When you come to think of it, the Vega received poor publicity due to the ignorance of a few owners. It was not a bad car.

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09-07-06 07:04 AM - Post#994775    
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Ollie, Not a bad car if you throw out the timing belt problems and the head and head gasket problems. We had them lined up usually 3 and four deep out the door,and that was on a slow day. Now you also can consider we were a very high volume dealer though. Now other than that they were OK.
My trimmer at the time stayed busy with the wind noise and rattles which was really a sign of the times then.
Also they always cut the rear carpet too short in the rear seating area (Same with the 2nd gen Camaro and the El Camino).
As for the Cosworth version a very different story and a very different breed. Very good cars and very rarely saw one come in for anything except minor trim items.



 
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09-09-06 10:43 AM - Post#994776    
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HI Smokey,

Probably never saw a Cosworth in the shop - because the store did not sell one. What I was trying to say was that if the Vega owners took better care of their cars - they would not be in the shop with the headgasket problems that they had.

Think about this.... if the car was so bad.... why are they still around?? Then I guess that would apply to Corvairs too.....

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09-10-06 09:07 AM - Post#994777    
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Think about this.... if the car was so bad.... why are they still around??



...Along with all the Edsel's and Pinto's and the early self granading Escorts (we called them the Edsel II's).
What makes think of this is I spotted a Pinto the other day and low and behold, it never had the recall crash and burn kit installed

Quote:

Probably never saw a Cosworth in the shop because the store did not sell one. What I was trying to say was that if the Vega owners took better care of their cars


Oh yes. We did sell some as we were one of the biggest Chevrolet dealerships in the state at the time.
Of course I couldn't tell you how many at the time as too many moons have past since then.
Correct and Yes, I concur Ollie about the deference of the way they were taken care of. The Cosworth usually got a pampered life and the poor regular Vega's? Well.... not so good since they were usually bought as an economy vehicle to get from point A to point B. I guess we just got more down here with the head gasket /head problem probably because of the excessive heat down here.
Personally, I think the early 70's Vega was one of best looking body styles in the chevy lineup.




 
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09-11-06 07:02 AM - Post#994778    
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Personally, I think the early 70's Vega was one of best looking body styles in the chevy lineup.





Amen to that..... go look at a mid 70's Honda for comparison sake.. YUK!!

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01-03-10 06:44 AM - Post#1835057    
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Vega found in garage, stored 20 years...





They are talking about it over at the MOPARTS baord. http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?C...

I had a buddy(?) back in Art School, painted his with RED WHITE & BLUE stars N. stripes. The V8 Vegas were really cool!



 




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