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alwaysakid
Oct 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm
Yet another good-looking Vega!
 
 
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PRECISIONDRIVER
Apr 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Do you miss it? I just bought #490 off ebay. She's pretty rough, but runs good and has fairly low miles (under 60,000)
 
 
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RangeMan
Apr 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm
I haven't sen a Cosworth Vega in a very long time! I've only seen them in black, but it loks great in burgundy too.
 
 

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  • : 14 pts (loss)
  • Twin Cam #1: 36 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 10
  • Ended: Nov 22, 2011
 
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

Owner: CorvairJim

  • "Bud": 15 pts (loss)
  • Twin Cam #1: 40 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 11
  • Ended: Apr 11, 2010
 

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1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega (Twin Cam #1)

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Photo of a 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega (Twin Cam #1)

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1976 CHEVROLET COSWORTH VEGA
Mahogany Metallic - Buckskin interior

1 of 1,447 Cosworth Vegas of 160,523 1976 Vega production.

122 CID (2.0 L) DOHC Aluminum Inline-4 - 16 Valves - Forged Steel Crankshaft, Forged Aluminum Pistons, Stainless Steel Headers, Electronic Fuel Injection.
4-Speed Manual Transmission

I owned this Cosworth Vega from 1982 until the mid 90's. That's me behind the wheel in 1988 for this car show photo.
The car had 25k miles. Car was refinished in the mid-80s with the original color, acrylic lacquer paint and clear-coated, and new stock stripping. I bought an nos set of stock alloy wheels and nos Goodyear radials. It did well in car shows gathering many 1st place awards. It was entered in the Super Chevy Sunday show in Pa. in 1987 and 1988. It won best in class (open class) both years. The car was featured in Super Chevy magazine in the June 1988 issue. I wrote the article, captions and supplied the photo slides.
I finally replaced this missed Vega - an original 1976 Cosworth Vega, same color with the optional 5-speed transmission - only 1,592 miles (see garage).

Specs

Dimensions - Capacities
Length: 175.4 in
Width: 65.4 in
Height: 50 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: 2480 lbs

Powertrain:
Aluminum Cylinder Block / Aluminum Cylinder Head
Engine manufacturer: Chevrolet
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Cylinders alignment: Line 4
Displacement: 1994 cm3 / 121.7 cui
Main bearings 5
Valves per cylinder: 4
Additional features: Bendix EFI; DOHC
Bore: 88.93 mm / 3.501 in
Stroke: 2.07 mm / 3.625 in
Compression ratio: 8.5 : 1
Power net: 110 hp / 5600
Torque: 107 ft-lb / 4800

Drivetrain:
Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)
Gearbox: Saginaw
Transmission type: manual
Number of gears: 4
Gear ratios (overall):
I 3.504 (13.07)
II 2.48 (9.25)
III 1.655 (6.17)
IV 1 (3.73)
Final drive ratio std: 3.73
Standard tires: BR70 x 13

Performance:
Top speed: 117 mph
0-60 mph (s): 10.3
0- 1/4mile (s): 17.8
speed at 1/4mile: 76 mph
Turning circle btw. curbs: 33 ft
Drag coefficient estimated by a-c: 0.42
Fuel consumption: extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:
27-32 / 17-21 / 27-32 / 23.6

1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega-
One of the 10 Best Collectable Cars in Car and Driver's fourth annual Ten Best issue,

Factory Options

1HV77 / Z09 Cosworth Vega Hatchback - L4 6,065.60

A01 - Glass, Soft Ray Tinted: All Windows 44.00
A20 - Windows, Swing-Out: Rear Side Windows 35.00
B37 - Mats, Color Keyed Floor, 2 Front and 2 Rear 14.00
B93 - Door Edge Guards 7.00
C49 - Electro-Clear Rear Window Defogger 56.00
G80 - Axle, Positraction Rear 48.00
LY3 - 122-EFI Twin Cam L4 .00
M20 - Four-Speed Transmission .00
QLA - BR70-13/B S/B Radial B/Wall .00
U69 - AM/FM Radio, Pushbutton 212.00
ZJ9 - Lighting, Auxiliary 15.00
Z09 - Cosworth Vega Package .00
Destination Charge 144.00
Total Amount 6,650.60

note-
#2673 of 3508 '75/'76 Cosworth Vegas built March '75 - July '76

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