A 1972 Chevy Vega Wagon with just 32 original miles on the odometer will soon be auctioned off through a government surplus auction.
This ridiculously low mileage Vega Wagon hasn’t been languishing in a barn for the past 50 years, as one might assume. Rather, it spent most of its life with the automotive program at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington, where it was used for instructional purposes. It was only ever driven from the college’s storage center to its automotive program shop and back, which is where it incurred the 32 miles that are currently shown on the odometer.
According to the auction company hosting the sale, Public Surplus, Big Bend Community College will provide the successful bidder with a bill of sale, however the Chevy Vega Wagon is being offered without a title, as one was never issued for this vehicle. The buyer is also responsible for moving the vehicle off the college campus, which will likely require a flatbed or tow truck considering it cannot be immediately registered for road use.
The car appears to be in decent condition, with no major paint flaws or bodywork damage shown in the photos. All four tires are flat, however, which is to expected from a vehicle that has been sitting in storage for this many years. It wouldn’t take much work to return this low-mileage Chevy Vega to like-new condition, though, so it could be a decent collectors’ item for a discerning Chevy enthusiast.
In 1972, the Vega was offered as a two-door sedan, two-door hatchback coupe, two-door Kammback Wagon or two-door Panel Express van. This model is the Kammback Wagon, obviously, and was delivered with a number of optional extras like Soft Ray tinted glass, an AM pushbutton radio and black vinyl interior. The college paid $2,941.20 for it when new, including a $106 destination charge. As an interesting aside, the Vega was built at the GM Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio, which has since been sold to EV start-up Lordstown Motors.
Bidding for this low mileage Chevy Vega sits at $6,600 as of this writing. The auction will close on April 29th, 2021 at 9:25 a.m. EST. Check out the lot at this link for more information and photos.