The Chevrolet Vega is garbage. It was a seriously awful car, besides its semi-handsome lines. It wasn’t an eyesore, but the reliability of the little Chevy Vega could likely cause the greatest mechanic of the time to walk away.
It was uninspiring to drive, too. It’s four-cylinder engine was lackluster and didn’t even like to play well with its overall trim curb weight. But, in 1975, something sort of special happened to this pile of garbage.
The 1975 Chevy Cosworth Vega took recycled some of the garbage, and placed a 2.0-liter DOHC Cosworth four-cylinder engine in under the hood. Mated to a four-speed manual gearbox, and done up with tweaked suspension bits and gold trim, it was a 1970s miracle for the Vega.
And this particular one has surfaced on eBay with only 24,000 miles with credentials to boot. The buyer states this 1975 Cosworth Vega was bestowed with a first place Autorama award. The price is a tad difficult to swallow, however. The seller is asking a lofty $22,900, much higher than what a Vega normally fetches.
However, this is not the average Vega, and it somehow didn’t rust to pieces after all of this years. Our heart would pony up for that price in a heartbeat. The auction has ended, but no word on whether this obscure piece of Vega history was scooped up. Check it out at the link here.