The Truth About Cars » chevrolet vega http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:00:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » chevrolet vega http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com My Role In The Extinction Of The American Muscle Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/my-role-in-the-extinction-of-the-american-muscle-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/my-role-in-the-extinction-of-the-american-muscle-car/#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:02:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477966     A few weeks a go I had the opportunity to watch part of the Barrett Jackson auction. I found myself captivated by the colorful commentary that went along with each sale. Every car had a story and the commentators spent a great deal of time telling us about them. They also discussed the […]

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    A few weeks a go I had the opportunity to watch part of the Barrett Jackson auction. I found myself captivated by the colorful commentary that went along with each sale. Every car had a story and the commentators spent a great deal of time telling us about them. They also discussed the […]

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Junkyard Find, Part II: 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-part-ii-1975-chevrolet-cosworth-vega/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-part-ii-1975-chevrolet-cosworth-vega/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430926 After seeing today’s Junkyard Find ’75 Vega, the members of the Vega Jihad are doubtless pounding out 10,000-word screeds about The Greatest Car Ever Made (never underestimate the suspension of disbelief required to be a member of the Vega Jihad), and I’m sure that the Cosworth Vega will be mentioned numerous times during said screeds. […]

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After seeing today’s Junkyard Find ’75 Vega, the members of the Vega Jihad are doubtless pounding out 10,000-word screeds about The Greatest Car Ever Made (never underestimate the suspension of disbelief required to be a member of the Vega Jihad), and I’m sure that the Cosworth Vega will be mentioned numerous times during said screeds. […]

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Junkyard Find: 1975 Chevrolet Vega http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1975-chevrolet-vega/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1975-chevrolet-vega/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430907 The first-gen Hyundai Excel is extremely rare junkyard find, with most Excels having been crushed before they hit ten years old. The story of the Chevy Vega is similar, though most Vegas survived a bit longer than Excels did. I hadn’t seen a Vega in a junkyard for at least a decade (not counting Pontiac-badged […]

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The first-gen Hyundai Excel is extremely rare junkyard find, with most Excels having been crushed before they hit ten years old. The story of the Chevy Vega is similar, though most Vegas survived a bit longer than Excels did. I hadn’t seen a Vega in a junkyard for at least a decade (not counting Pontiac-badged […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Pontiac Sunbird Safari Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1979-pontiac-sunbird-safari-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1979-pontiac-sunbird-safari-station-wagon/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=426461 Until I spotted this 1979 Chevy Monza wagon in The Crusher’s waiting room last year, I had forgotten that GM slapped Monza and Sunbird badges on the (Monza ancestor) Chevy Vega wagon at the tail end of the 1970s. Then, last week, I discovered this Sunbird Safari at another Denver self-service yard. Such history to […]

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Until I spotted this 1979 Chevy Monza wagon in The Crusher’s waiting room last year, I had forgotten that GM slapped Monza and Sunbird badges on the (Monza ancestor) Chevy Vega wagon at the tail end of the 1970s. Then, last week, I discovered this Sunbird Safari at another Denver self-service yard. Such history to […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Chevrolet Monza Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/junkyard-find-1979-chevrolet-monza-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/junkyard-find-1979-chevrolet-monza-wagon/#comments Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399914 When I first glimpsed this Malaise Era compact wagon in my local wrecking yard, I thought “Wow, I haven’t seen a Vega in a junkyard for years!” Then I saw the grille and realized that I was looking at an example of the very rare Monza wagon, which was a Monza snout grafted onto the […]

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When I first glimpsed this Malaise Era compact wagon in my local wrecking yard, I thought “Wow, I haven’t seen a Vega in a junkyard for years!” Then I saw the grille and realized that I was looking at an example of the very rare Monza wagon, which was a Monza snout grafted onto the […]

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More Weird Diecast Cars To Clog Up My Desk: Malaise Detroit, Warsaw Pact http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/more-weird-diecast-cars-to-clog-up-my-desk-malaise-detroit-warsaw-pact/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/more-weird-diecast-cars-to-clog-up-my-desk-malaise-detroit-warsaw-pact/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 13:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395398 Once the word gets out that a 24 Hours of LeMons judge has a thing for oddball toy cars, racers will scour the earth to find increasingly obscure and/or terrible examples. What goes with a Leyland P76 and a Nissan Prairie? Well, a 1:24 scale ’74 Gremlin, for starters. The employees of the Chinese factory […]

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Once the word gets out that a 24 Hours of LeMons judge has a thing for oddball toy cars, racers will scour the earth to find increasingly obscure and/or terrible examples. What goes with a Leyland P76 and a Nissan Prairie? Well, a 1:24 scale ’74 Gremlin, for starters. The employees of the Chinese factory […]

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Feature: Five Automotive Passenger Pigeons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/feature-five-automotive-passenger-pigeons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/feature-five-automotive-passenger-pigeons/#comments Sun, 15 Nov 2009 18:20:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335533 Passenger pigeons were the most common bird found in North America. So common that flocks numbering 2 billion were up to a mile wide and 300 miles long. In other words, the average North American in the 18th and 19th Century saw a lot of these pigeons. You could easily argue that a passenger pigeon […]

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Passenger pigeons were the most common bird found in North America. So common that flocks numbering 2 billion were up to a mile wide and 300 miles long. In other words, the average North American in the 18th and 19th Century saw a lot of these pigeons. You could easily argue that a passenger pigeon […]

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