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CorvairJim
Oct 25, 2011 at 1:02 am
I almost had a heart attack when I saw this car with your name under it listed with the "Newly Posted" cars tonight - I thought you had sold your baby!
 
 

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1973 Chevrolet Vega GT (Millionth Vega #2)

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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
4-Speed Manual Transmission

The second of three Millionth Vega special editions I have owned.
I bought this one in 1986. (Titled in NY 10-1-86) I found it in a Hemmings Motor News ad with 25k miles. The car was located upstate NY. I took a bus there and drove it home. Thirteen years old in mint, original condition with low mileage, it was more than twice the price of the five-year old 72k miles example I bought eight years earlier.
I kept it stored for a few years, then drove it daily for a period. It was taken in 1991 with 60k miles after being left outdoors unregistered, but ten years later I tracked down another like-new example with even lower mileage. (see my garage).

Photo taken Ithica NY, 1986

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
Turning circle btw. curbs: 33 ft
Drag coefficient estimated by a-c: 0.42
Curb Weight - 2323 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: Saginaw M20
Transmission type: manual
Number of gears: 4
Gear ratios (overall):
I 3.11 (9.08)
II 2.2 (6.42)
III 1.47 (4.29)
IV 1 (2.92)
Final drive ratio std: 2.92
Standard tires: A70 x 13 (GT)

Performance:
Top speed: 106 mph
0-60 mph (s): 13.3
0- 1/4mile (s): 19.6
speed at 1/4mile: 73 mph
Fuel consumption: extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:
26-31 / 16-20 / 26-30 / 22.6

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

M20 - Transmission, 4-Speed $51
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

Tires-
A70-13/B Goodyear Polyglas belted raised white letters (original)

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