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CorvairJim’s Profile Photo
Oct 25, 2011 at 12:58 am
A good looking Panel, but your current one's MUCH nicer!

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1975 Chevrolet Vega Panel Express (75Panel)

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Photo of a 1975 Chevrolet Vega Panel Express (75Panel)

No longer owned


Antique Green Metallic - Sandlewood seat trim

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

I bought this rare (1 of only 1,500) final model year Vega Panel in Rhode Island in 1990. The mileage was under 100k, but the undercarriage had much corrosion - later the rear lower control arm broke off at the attaching point. After having welding done to secure both sides, I parted with it, choosing to find an earlier model in better condition. Thirteen years later, I would find it. (see my garage)

Photo taken NY, 1990


Dimensions - Capacities
Length: 175.4 in
Width: 65.4 in
Height: 51.6 in
Wheelbase: 97 in
Front track: 54.8 in
Rear track: 53.6 in
Ground clearance 4.8 in
Oil capacity w/filter 4 US Qt
Fuel capacity: 16.1 US Gal
Curb Weight - 2553 lbs

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
Emission control: cat
Bore: 88.93 mm / 3.501 in
Stroke: 2.07 mm / 3.625 in
Compression ratio: 8 : 1
Power net: 87 hp / 4400
Torque: 122 ft-lb / 2800

Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)
Gearbox: GM Turbo Hydramatic
Transmission type: automatic
Number of gears: 3
Gear ratios (overall):
I 2.52 (7.36)
II 1.52 (4.44)
III 1 (2.92)
Final drive ratio std: 2.92
Standard tires: A78 x 13

Top speed: 99 mph
0-60 mph (s) - 15.0
0- 1/4mile (s): 20.1
speed at 1/4mile: 70 mph
Turning circle btw. curbs: 33 ft
Drag coefficient estimated by a-c: 0.47
Fuel consumption: extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:
23-28 / 14-17 / 24-28 / 20.1

Factory Options

Vega Panel Express Truck

M40 - Transmission, Turbo Hydramatic
A01 - Glass, Soft Ray Tinted: All Windows
U63 - AM Radio, Pushbutton
A61 - Seat, Auxiliary (Right)

added - Wheel Trim Rings

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