Little known fact: Chevrolet only sold examples of their fantastic, limited production Cosworth Vega to buyers with visible chest hair and open-collared polyester shirts. This is a lie, of course, but we cringe at the notion that someone would drive this car in something period incorrect like, say, a cotton golf shirt. With its disco-era looks, after all, this is a car best paired with hair product, inappropriately tight pants and ferocious dance moves anytime the multicolored floor lights turn on. We’re working on our moves right now because this Cosworth Vega is flat out awesome and relatively inexpensive at $9,750. These cars were the high performing small cars of their decade with balance, acceleration, and braking in greater quantity than foreign competition from Alfa, Lancia, Saab and others. So light and powerful were their 122ci inline four cylinder engines, in fact, they powered numerous purpose-built race cars to wins in 2-liter classes the world over. This car still retains its original engine and is claimed to be almost entirely original in every regard. Photos show the paint and bodywork to be in fantastic condition, which is very rare for this oft-abused and rust prone model. The gold wheels look period perfect and would seem to be in equally fine condition as the body. We particularly love the photos of the original white vinyl interior and gold, engine turned dashboard. Finally, the engine and engine compartment are well detailed and appear to retain all important original components. If this car were ours we’d think long and hard about making and installing a clear plastic hood like the one that appears on chassis #1. Find the Cosworth for sale here on eBay in Saint Charles, Missouri.
Disco Isn’t Dead – 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega
May 30, 2012 by Leave a Comment