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Vega wagon
« on: September 29, 2011, 09:36:05 PM »
here is a pic taken today of my wagon and a customer's 76 Vega wagon survivor he just bought this summer.
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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 12:11:34 AM »
Good to see survivors...bu t the Pinto still looks better

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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 01:22:25 AM »
Not much of a contest when it comes to good looks, eh?
 
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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 01:25:05 AM »
I always love seeing competitor cars of the 70s next to each other "getting along". :D
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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 08:00:25 AM »
Here are a couple more taken at this year's Concours d'Lemons in Monterey, Ca....
 
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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 08:07:12 AM »
it is all original including the engine.He has plans to put a V8 in it some day
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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 09:56:45 AM »
It's a really nice looking Vega, very clean. My brother in law did a V8 Vega....quite fast for being stock.

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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 03:34:02 PM »
 I could easily go the rest of my life without hearing `Vega` again. My brother in law had one,my father had one,and my sister had a wagon. Every time I drove my fathers car something fell off of it and I swear I pushed it more than I drove it. Even with not having my own car,him leting me `drive` his vega somewhere wasnt really a thrill.

 Her car the suspension broke because she was delivering phone books in it,and it was pretty much already held together with coat hanger wire :) She had it maybe 2 or 3 years,and of course all these Vega people thought for sure their cars were better than any ford or Pinto.

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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 12:27:19 AM »
The Vega was a "decent" car. That 4 cylinder they had was a pile of crap though.

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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 04:39:11 AM »
The Vega morphed into the Monza/Sunbird/Starfire/Skyhawk which were pretty good cars, I had one for years until rust destroyed it. Mine had the Buick v-6 .

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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 12:09:39 PM »
Now the Monza was a really kool lookin car and made nice hot rods with a small block in them.

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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 10:33:16 PM »
My older brother had an Oldsmobile Starfire. I don't know what year it was... but I do remember they were a tad bigger than the Sunbird/Monza body. His was a pretty metallic blue. Alas, a jilted girlfriend's sister torched it when he was stationed in Philadelphia back in  '82 or '83.  >:(
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 11:16:47 PM »
Funny thing happened the other day...I was in Redding, Calif.  in the 73 and some guy asked me what year was my Vega? >:( I politely informed him that it was a 73 Pinto and he wasn't buying it. It takes all kinds!

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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 11:35:03 PM »
That just goes to show you....some people are just not very well educated...or stupid LOL

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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2011, 12:22:16 AM »
Well, a while back someone swore Ruby RedHot was a Mustang... She just couldn't believe it was a Pinto. I even pointed out the emblem that says, "Pinto". lol  ::)

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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2011, 11:43:32 AM »
I like vegas. My Dad had one when my Mom drive the Pinto wagon. His car was a mess & had the driver side door rigged to close & latch with a bungee cord but I still liked it.
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Re: Vega wagon
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2011, 12:42:21 PM »
 Now that you mention it my sister had a bungee cable holding her passenger door shut too.