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Cars > Challenges > “Vega Wagon” Vs “VJ”

 

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1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback GT

“Vega Wagon”

1995 Volkswagen Jetta

“VJ”

 
Photo of: 1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback
Photo of: 1995 Volkswagen Jetta
 

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About “Vega Wagon”

I picked this car up as a roller in '09. In my two car garage, it has taken me lots of hours, blood, sweat, & tears to get it in the shape it is today. The whole point of this project was to see if I could build a car that is dependable enough to drive anywhere, be consistant enough to win at the dragstrip, and at the same time look great, & be 100% NHRA/IHRA legal. I drive it to the track every weekend and it is currently doing very well with an 11-3 round record this year. It turns heads eveywhere I go and my son (6) loves it when I pick him up from school in it (the teachers, not so much....). It retains it's original, complete, interior and also has a great sound system. For power, it has an aluminum headed Vortec 350, TH400, Ford 9", and is a solid 12 second street car.

Update 8/30/11: This car just clenched First Place for Team Bunker Hill 2011 in the Sportsman Class NHRA Summit Racing Series. That qualifies it for the Division 3 ET Finals VP Race Fuels Race of Champions race to be held in Indy on 9/16/11.


















About “VJ”

Just finished customizing it. Spent 6 months trying to find the right decals. Bough it in an auction in 2009 and started working on it. Finished in in july 2011.

 

Specs for “Vega Wagon”

Vortec 5700 Short Block
Aluminum Heads
Hooker 2129 Super Comp Full Length Headers
Holley 750
TH400
Aluminum Driveshaft
Ford 9" w/3.90's
Aluminum Radiator
16" 2300 cfm Electric Pusher Fan
MSD 6AL
Blaster 2 Coil
Hollet Blue Fuel Pump
MSD Billet Dristributer
Timing Locked @ 38*
B&M Pro Ratchet Shifter
Hurst T-Handle w/ Button
B&M Line-Loc
AutoMeter Gauges
1/8 - 8.03@85.77
1/4 - 12.62@108.61
100% Street Legal
100% NHRA/IHRA Legal
Driven to the track and raced every weekend
Team Bunker Hill 2010

Specs for “VJ”

Original Price: $20,610
Auction price: $9,230
City Mileage: 18
Highway Mileage: 24
Horsepower: 172
Seating Capacity: 5
Interior Size
Front Head Room: 37.5 inches
Back Head Room: 37.3 inches
Front Leg Room: 42.3 inches
Back Leg Room: 31.5 inches
Exterior Size
Length: 173.4 inches
Width: 66.7 inches
Height: 56.1 inches
Wheelbase: 97.4 inches
Curb Weight: 2,954 lbs.
Fuel Economy
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gallons
Technical Features
Cylinders: 6
Displacement: 2.8 liters
Engine Type: Gasoline
Engine Location: Front
Drive Train: Front-Wheel Drive
Transmission: Manual
Brakes: All Disc

 

Factory Options for “Vega Wagon”

GT

Factory Options for “VJ”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “Vega Wagon”

I did all the work myself in my two car garage (with some help form a good buddy with the flame airbrushing)

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Mods for “VJ”

Original Price: $20,610
Retail Price: $13,715-$16,575
City Mileage: 18
Highway Mileage: 24
Horsepower: 172
Seating Capacity: 5
Interior Size
Front Head Room: 37.5 inches
Back Head Room: 37.3 inches
Front Leg Room: 42.3 inches
Back Leg Room: 31.5 inches
Exterior Size
Length: 173.4 inches
Width: 66.7 inches
Height: 56.1 inches
Wheelbase: 97.4 inches
Curb Weight: 2,954 lbs.
Fuel Economy
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gallons
Technical Features
Cylinders: 6
Displacement: 2.8 liters
Engine Type: Gasoline
Engine Location: Front
Drive Train: Front-Wheel Drive
Transmission: Manual
Brakes: All Disc

 

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Vega Wagon
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