There aren’t a ton of great things to say about the Chevrolet Vega. The car rolled out as a reaction to soaring gasoline prices decades ago, and reliability was, well, not so great.
But, in 1975 and 1976, something special happened to the Vega. A 2.0-liter DOHC Cosworth four-cylinder found its way under the hood, paired to a Borg-Warner five-speed manual gearbox. The Cosworth Vega was born.
Bring A Trailer is currently seeing off this 1976 Cosworth Vega with only 44,000 miles after some light restoration was completed. The listing states the Vega had sat in a garage unattended for 33 years.
The 1976 Cosworth Vega has also been verified as legitimate, too. Gold pinstriping, wheels and other grille accents are all period correct. During the restoration process, the seller also put in a laundry list of original parts and took care of routine items such as new brake lines, rear wheel cylinders and remanufactured front calipers. New suspension hardware, A-arm bushings and bolts, OE springs and sway bars, and era-correct Koni shock absorbers are also present.
There’s only one day left to bid on this obscure piece of Chevrolet history, and right now the highest only sits at $12,900.