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    The History Guy: Chevrolet Vega

    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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    May 2009
    Moreau Island
    I haven't watched the video yet, but assume it's because the aluminum blocks melted. I'll watch tomorrow.

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    Jun 2003
    Warson Woods, Missouri
    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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    Mar 2008
    Couple of car lengths ahead of you
    It might have failed from birth but heavily modded ones roaming the streets are full of win IMO

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    Aug 2003
    Battle Creek, Michigan
    I really liked the Cosworth Vega when they were new. Hot little car for what it was.
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    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Baltimore, Md.
    Quote Originally Posted by kirk View Post
    I really liked the Cosworth Vega when they were new. Hot little car for what it was.

    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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    1966 427 Cobra (ERA) 468 all Aluminum FE 2x4bbl 5 speed manual
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    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    sounds familiar!
    2004 Trilogy #93P 12.2@113 Built and stalled

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    Feb 2006
    Rosemount, MN
    I've seen a Cosworth Vega at the Street Machine Nationals car show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

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