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Modern Classics:
1975-76 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega




In 1969, General Motors announced plans to build a new subcompact vehicle that would be stylish and economical. Designed by GM's corporate engineers, this new vehicle, the Vega, would fall to Chevrolet for manufacture and sale.

The Chevrolet Vega was sold from 1971 to 1977, and was introduced by General Motors to compete directly with the successful but aging Volkswagen Beetle, as well as Japanese imports from Honda, Toyota and Datsun.

The Vega came in various body styles - Notchback, Hatchback, Kammback and Panel Express, based on the GM H platform. Its conventional four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive system with unibody construction was similar to the new Japanese imports, but the car itself was slightly larger than the Asian competition, targeting the traditional tastes of the North American market.

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