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About Chevy Vega

The Chevy Vega got off to a quick start as it was the Motor Trend Car of the Year for its initial production year of 1971. Despite this early praise, sales of the subcompact never achieved the same heights and GM ended production after six years. As a subcompact, the Vega is available as a two-door hatchback, notchback, wagon, and panel delivery. Depending on the model year, three inline-4 Chevy Vega engines were available: a 122-cubic inch, 2.0-liter dual overhead cam electronic fuel injection engine; a 140ci, 2.3-liter OHC, two-barrel carburetor engine; and 140ci, 2.3-liter GM 2300 OHC, one-barrel engine. Transmissions ranged from two-speed manuals to torque-driven clutchless manuals or a two-speed Powerglide automatic to a three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic. Consumers who already have their own Vega sitting in their garage can keep them in good running condition thanks to the vast inventory of Chevy Vega parts available on eBay. Although the vehicle itself was not successful, it does enjoy a second life as a toy. For example, there are a number of different Hot Wheels versions of the Chevy Vega available as well as 1/18 die-cast cars. Therefore, even though your kids may not be able to enjoy the real thing, they can learn more about a car with a short yet legendary history.