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1973 Chevrolet Vega Kammback Estate (73Woody)

Last updated May 9, 2012  

Photo of a 1973 Chevrolet Vega Kammback Estate (73Woody)

No longer owned

About

1973 CHEVROLET VEGA KAMMBACK ESTATE WAGON
White - Black interior

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

I bought this Vega wagon in 1978. It was my second Vega. I sold it a couple of years later as I had a 73 GT as well and wanted a new motorcycle. (see Bikes)

Specs

Dimensions - Capacities
Length: 172.7 in
Width: 65.4 in
Height: 52 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: 0.47
Curb Weight - 2377 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
Transmission type: manual
Number of gears: 3
Gear ratios (overall):
I 3.11 (9.08)
ll1.84 (5.37)
III 1 (2.92)
Final drive ratio std: 2.92
Standard tires: A78 x 13

Performance:
Top speed: 101 mph
0-60 (s): 12.6
0- 1/4mile (s): 19.3
speed at 1/4mile: 71 mph
Fuel consumption: extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:
25-30 / 15-19 / 25-29 / 21.6

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

1HV15 2 Dr Kammback Wagon 2 Seat $2285 / Estate Trim $212

L11 -140 CID 85 HP $41
N40 - Power Steering $92
A01 - Glass, Soft Ray Tinted: All Windows $36
U63 - AM Radio, Pushbutton $69
V30 - Guards, Deluxe Bumper Front and Rear $23

Estate includes:
-Woodgrain Trim and Outline Moldings
-Wheel Trim Rings
-Custom Interior
-Sport Steering Wheel

Tires-
Goodyear Tiempo radial

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