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Feb 07, 2013 (6:55 pm)
A few oddballs this evening - 70s Datsun extended cab pickup, early R107 450SL - probably 1972-73, what I think was an early Viper - no side windows - just these clip on looking, covers, VW Phaeton, 90s Alfa Spider with a flush rear end.
And speaking of Vega wagons, about 10 years ago, I spotted this "Nomad" waiting to be discovered and saved:
#27850 of 30869 Re: '58-60 Ford pickup seen twice this morning [uplanderguy]
Feb 08, 2013 (1:59 am)
#27851 of 30869 Re: Since we talked non-Cosworth Vegas not too long ago... [boomchek]
Feb 08, 2013 (2:38 am)
I think more people look at Vegas than Pintos and probably Gremlins. People like to drop V8's into them.
#27852 of 30869 Re: '58-60 Ford pickup seen twice this morning [andre1969]
Feb 08, 2013 (2:36 am)
They also tested a Celebrity with the 112 hp 2.8 (173) and I think got 0-60 in 11.2.
The 130 hp 2.8 MFI with 3-speed automatic did 0-60 in 10 flat, at least according to the '85 Celebrity sales brochure. Of course, when I went to order mine, I had to buy the optional 4-speed automatic, which a Chevy Service Manager I knew warned me about and at 37K it had lost 3rd and 4th gear. 13K out of warranty, but Chevy replaced the trans for $100.
Feb 08, 2013 (2:37 am)
I've heard of those "Nomads" but never saw one in person. I've got to believe that was an aftermarket deal and not available through Chevy dealers, but I don't know that for a fact.
#27854 of 30869 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 08, 2013 (3:41 am)
I kinda like this one which has been modded with an earlier, smaller bumper and valance. Maybe people still like Vegas because GM started with a good idea which owners need to finish.
#27856 of 30869 Re: . [omarman]
Feb 08, 2013 (7:09 am)
That's pretty tasteful all in all, although I agree that stripe is maybe a bit too 70s. But if one is really going for a retro look, that typeface works. Amazing how the small bumper fits, too.
That car I saw could have been had for $300-400, IIRC - probably worth it, but that was before scrap prices had any old hulk worth so much.
#27857 of 30869 Re: Since we talked non-Cosworth Vegas not too long ago... [uplanderguy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 08, 2013 (8:25 am)
Abut the only V8 someone will be dropping, won't be *in* that Vega, it'll be *through* it.
#27858 of 30869 Re: Since we talked non-Cosworth Vegas not too long ago... [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 08, 2013 (8:34 am)
As I'd said, I would've liked it new though...and the 5 yr/60K mile engine warranty would have made me feel a little better.