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CorvairJim
Oct 25, 2011 at 1:05 am
Over the years you seem to have (at one time or another) cornered the market on these cars! The current one is still the best of the lot.
 
 

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  • Ended: Nov 22, 2011
 

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1973 Chevrolet Vega GT (Millionth Vega #1)

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1973 CHEVROLET VEGA GT HATCHBACK - MILLIONTH VEGA
Bright Orange - Light Neutral interior

1 of 6,500 limited special editions of 395,792 1973 Vega production.

140 CID (2.3 L) Aluminum Block Inline-4
3-Speed Automatic Transmission

My first car and one of three Millionth Vega special editions I would own over 34 years (see garage). I bought this first one locally in 1977 with 72k miles. I approached the owner wanting to buy it. He had planned on selling, and I bought it that winter.
The original engine was replaced at 120k miles with a rebuilt steel-sleeved unit. I sold the car to a relative in the mid-80s, but got it back a couple of years later. I soon parted with it however due to its deteriorating condition after thirteen years of daily use, but first had the rebuilt engine swapped into a clean 22k miles, silver GT I towed home from Pa. (see garage)

Photo taken Coram NY, 1979

Specs

Dimensions - Capacities
Length: 172.3 in
Width: 65.4 in
Height: 50 in
Wheelbase: 97 in
Front track: 55.1 in
Rear track: 54.1 in
Ground clearance 4.8 in
Oil capacity w/filter 4 US Qt
Fuel capacity: 11.1 US Gal
Curb Weight: 2510 lbs

Powertrain:
Aluminum Cylinder Block / Cast-Iron Cylinder Head
Engine manufacturer: Chevrolet
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Cylinders alignment: Line 4
Displacement: 2287 cm3 / 139.6 cui
Main bearings 5
Valves per cylinder: 2
Additional features: Holley 2-barrel; SOHC
Bore: 88.93 mm / 3.501 in
Stroke: 2.07 mm / 3.625 in
Compression ratio: 8 : 1
Power net: 85 hp / 4800
Torque: 115 ft-lb / 2400

Drivetrain:
Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)
Gearbox: GM Turbo Hydramatic
Transmission type: automatic
Number of gears: 3
Gear ratios (overall):
I 2.52 (8.47)
II 1.52 (5.11)
III 1 (3.36)
Final drive ratio std: 3.36
Standard tires: A70 x 13 (GT)

Performance:
Top speed: 104 mph
0-60 mph (s):13.5
0- 1/4 mile (s): 19.4
speed at 1/4mile: 71 mph
Fuel consumption: extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:
22-27 / 14-17 / 22-26 / 19.2

1973 Chevrolet Vega-
Motor Trend 1973 Car of the Year - Economy Class (Vega GT)
Car and Driver 1973 Readers Choice Poll - Best Economy Sedan

Factory Options

1HV77 - 2 Dr Hatchback Coupe $2160

M40 - Transmission, Turbo Hydramatic $193
ZM6 - One Millionth Vega $497
includes:
- GT Package
- Power Steering
- Sport Stripes - white
- Custom Interior - w/ exclusive vinyl door panels
- Accent-Color Carpeting - orange
- "Millionth Vega" w/ Bowtie door handle accents
- Bright Orange Exterior
- Light Neutral Custom Vinyl Interior
B37 - Mats, Color Keyed Floor, 2 Front and 2 Rear $11
A01 - Glass, Soft Ray Tinted: All Windows $36
U63 - AM Radio, Pushbutton $69
A20 - Windows, Swing-Out: Rear Side Windows $32

Tires-
Dunlop GT Qualifer radial raised white letters -
front-70 series / rear-60 series

Mods

Rebuilt 140 Inline-4 engine w/steel sleeves

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