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10 Lowest production Vega Models

Postby vegavairbob » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:28 pm

(temporary until Monzas are reinserted)

The Top 10 Lowest production Chevrolet Vega models- To be sure, there are surely more '76 Cosworths surviving (#2) than '74 Vega LX Sedans (#5), but generally the less that were built then are the rarest cars today.

#1 1975 Chevrolet Vega LX Sdn 1,255
#2 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega Hatch Cpe 1,447
#3 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega Hatch Cpe 2,061
#4 1977 Chevrolet Vega Estate Wgn 3,461
#5 1974 Chevrolet Vega LX Sdn 5,996
#6 1975 Chevrolet Vega Estate Wgn 8,659
#7 1977 Chevrolet Vega Sdn 12,365
#8 1977 Chevrolet Vega Wgn 25,181
#9 1974 Chevrolet Vega Estate Wgn 27,089
#10 1976 Chevrolet Vega Sdn 27,619

notes:
Passenger cars only - 1971-'75 Vega Panel Express Truck not included (all '71-'75 Panels would place in the top 10)
Separate model lines only (RPOs not included)

Source: The Chevrolet Chronicle - copyright 2006 (incl all pass-car production figures from 1912-2006)
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Postby marco_1978_spyder » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:35 pm

I see, thats by Model designation...by RPO code, it get's even rarer.
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Re: The 20 lowest-production Chevolet H-Body models

Postby sportriderok » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:27 am

Hmmm... Maybe this 75 LX deserves another look. I have no idea how to fix the roof rust, though.
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Re: The 20 lowest-production Chevolet H-Body models

Postby vegavairbob » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:01 pm

sportriderok wrote:Hmmm... Maybe this 75 LX deserves another look. I have no idea how to fix the roof rust, though.

Looks like it needs a new roof covering anyway....one of the rarest Vegas!
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Re: The 20 lowest-production Chevolet H-Body models

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:36 pm

Gee; who knew? My 1977 Vega Estate is actually kind of rare. Too bad the woodgrain is going away(the whole left side was already peeled off and all the trim missing when I bought it). And I'm still putting a V8 into it(or am I allowed to even speak of that in this "Factory Original Purist" section?).
Also, does the 18 years of accumulated crud all over it qualify is as a genuine "barn find"? Even if I found it in my own barn(garage)?
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Re: The 20 lowest-production Chevolet H-Body models

Postby vegavairbob » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:46 pm

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Re: The 20 lowest-production Chevolet H-Body models

Postby spencerforhire » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:15 am

I would have liked to be able to keep it as a woody, as I'm sure the vinyl could be found somewhere, but tracking down the missing trim would have been a nightmare. I'll have to settle for turning it into a pretend GT; I have a cluster, steering wheel, a bunch of badges and the lower trim from the many GT's I parted out back in the day. The tragic part of this story is that I parted out 3 or 4 woody Vegas and kept a complete set of the woodgrain trim for a few years; I must have chucked it out somewhere along the way because I can't find it now that I need it. :rolleyes:
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77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
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Re: The 20 lowest-production Chevolet H-Body models

Postby vegavairbob » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:43 pm

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Re: 10 Lowest production Vega Models

Postby H body Al » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:58 am

I saw no mention of the very rare Vega Nomad Wagon. As I understand it they were sent out as one per dealership.
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Re: 10 Lowest production Vega Models

Postby sportriderok » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:01 am

The Nomads were produced under an "RPO" number which Bob did not include in this list. Somewhere on the forum there is a topic on the Nomads which lists production numbers, I believe, and I'm pretty sure it was way less than one per dealer. Unfortunately no one seemed to save the Nomads, which I think is a pretty neat package. I have two in my inventory, but they are basket cases like all the other ones I have seen.
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Re: 10 Lowest production Vega Models

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:26 pm

I seem to recall this one on the board here, now for sale on eBay. This is a nice looking car for way too little money Harry http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Other ... ars_Trucks
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Re: 10 Lowest production Vega Models

Postby anorexicvega » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:42 am

How many 73 notchback lx ' s were produced?
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Re: 10 Lowest production Vega Models

Postby stage169 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:17 pm

anorexicvega wrote:How many 73 notchback lx ' s were produced?


In 1973 there were 58,425 Notchback Vega's made and from that 3,705 had the Z04 RPO code for the LX option. Low percentages too.
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Re: 10 Lowest production Vega Models

Postby anorexicvega » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:28 pm

What does low percentages mean? Do you have any detailed photos of a 73? Specifically the lx emblem or decal, I can't find any photos clear enough too see what it looks like.
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Re: 10 Lowest production Vega Models

Postby cos2482 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:19 pm

As I remember, the 73 "XL" emblems were only 2D decals whereas the 74-75 used chrome plated cast 3D with red letter insert emblems. Could be wrong. Been too long!
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