Barrett Jackson 2007: 1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth

1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth Runs good - for a paperweight
See the USA – from a tow truck!

Chevrolet Vega:  Simply the biggest piece of shit ever.

What THE hell were we thinking in the 70s? 150 hp out of 2.0 liters is worthy of veneration 30 years later?   Seriously?

My 1988 Festiva had better specific output (not strictly true), plus you could fuck in it without needing a chiropractor (or so I have been told by people who either have fucked in a car or used one of those quacks afterwards)

2 thoughts on “Barrett Jackson 2007: 1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth

  1. This car had a hand built engine. Thanks to the EPA and their emmisions testing the horespower was reducedat least 30.

  2. A couple things:

    Vegas were complete shitboxes. Put a 426 hemi in a Yugo and it’s still a yugo.

    Second, the problem with output is not simply the regulations, it’s the manufacturers amateurish responses to them, like air pumps. Some of that is due to not having the technology we have now, and some of it was just pure stopgap bullshit.

    I do enjoy breathing, so I am ok with the confluence of shitty cars and shitty, power-sapped engines. It would suck to hamstring great cars with crap engines, in much the same way as the 60s cars were often coarse, unsophisticated crap with great engines

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