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    The History Guy: Chevrolet Vega

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN1uWf2_t_g

    I always enjoy The History Guy videos and he does a great presentation of why the Vega failed.

    Comments from the public are entertaining as well.

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    I haven't watched the video yet, but assume it's because the aluminum blocks melted. I'll watch tomorrow.

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    My father-in-law bought a new orange 1974 Vega for his #3 daughter after she graduated from high school. About a year later he took it away and sold it when she announced she was marrying me. Forty-five years later we are still married. I should have sent him a thank-you note for getting rid of it for me.
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    It might have failed from birth but heavily modded ones roaming the streets are full of win IMO


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    I really liked the Cosworth Vega when they were new. Hot little car for what it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirk View Post
    I really liked the Cosworth Vega when they were new. Hot little car for what it was.
    +1!

    I used to walk home from my High School (1975-1977)....and along the trek there was a Black & Gold Cosworth Vega.
    I knew what it was, and drooled over that car for 2 years.
    Once I graduated, I never saw it again.
    Wish I knew what happened to it....rare bird!

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    sounds familiar!
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    I've seen a Cosworth Vega at the Street Machine Nationals car show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

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