1972 Chevrolet Vega GT DOHC 16-valve 120 hp 2.0L I4 from Albania
Way too fast!
Rear wheel hop, solved by welding steel plate under gas tank.
Opel transmission replaced with later Borg Warner model.
1972 Chevrolet Vega GT Hatchback, DOHC 16-valve 120 hp 2.0L I4 engine, 4 speed manual Opel transmission, 10,000 RPM tachometer, 140 MPH speedometer. This car was way too fast; factory stock it would blow other cars off at red lights. Interesting history: Purchased from a returning sailor and had lots of difficulty titling it. Vehicle was originally purchased from a dealer (in Virginia) who had special ordered it from the factory. It was Orange Red, but without GT standard black racing stripe; this was added later. Original owner came home from sea, decided it didn't handle well in the Midwest snow, and sold it. Never was able to get the title, and only upon next sale was the problem discovered. Vehicle was a Dealer demonstrator; never intended to be sold to the public. Unbeknownst to the 1st or 2nd owner, had early version of the Cosworth engine factory installed. Eventually sold to a racing club and converted to Pro Stock.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th January, 2007