The Chevy Vega might not be highly collectable or sought after, but if you come across one of the few Vegas that came with a Cosworth tuned Twin Cam engine, you have a rare and fun to drive car on your hands. Chevrolet only built a couple thousand of these special edition Vegas and solid examples are getting difficult to come by. This 1975 Cosworth Vega is in excellent condition and can be found here on eBay.
The all-aluminum engine was specially tuned by Cosworth to create a performance engine that was durable and could meet emission requirements. Each engine was hand built and tuned before being installed. While 110 hp might not sound like a lot, it was a good jump in power from the standard Vega four cylinder, especially given the strict emission standards that had to be achieved to receive certification in all 50 states.
Even though there weren’t many of these built, they aren’t terribly valuable. We probably wouldn’t buy a project Cosworth Vega, but this example is pristine and could be driven as is. Hopefully the engine is sound and been maintained, as it could be expensive to rebuild. We doubt it would win any races or beauty contests, but it could make for a fun daily driver. Anyone up for some Twin Cam fun?