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Flybrian

1977 Chevy Vega wagon...

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Still wouldn't buy it, though. Wood paneling is something I hope never returns.

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Holy cow!

Talk about a museum time warp ;).

Hmm...and definitely NOT a winter beater.....

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So why hasn't it rusted out?  I mean it wasn't vacuum sealed was it?

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Not even water wants to touch it.

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Not that the car even remotely appeals to me personally, but Chevrolet did sell just shy of 2 million Vegas in only 7 years.

So why hasn't it rusted out?

Not made from 1970's Japanese-processed steel??

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Not made from 1970's Japanese-processed steel??

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Actually the Vega had a notorious rust problem and was known as the cancer-mobile for that reason.

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Well, rust usually occurs when a car is driven and salt, mud and water gets thrown into areas under the car, or when a car is parked under trees over time and crap falls down and ends up clogging drain areas in the body, or even when a car is not driven but merely parked, not allowing air to circulate and dry out the body. This little car looks to have been kept inside, everything is pristine.

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Rust is also caused by the presence of moisture in the air...and unless it's been in Arizona since the 70s it'd had to have experienced that!

I dunno...I'm just shocked it is in such good condition...and wondering who held onto it this long?

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It looks loaded, with automatic and air, AM/FM stereo, Estate package, roof rack, aluminum wheels, sport mirrors, etc., and I think '77 was the last year for the Vega. If it was never titled, it has probably been in a dealership's hands all these years, the ultimate "leftover".

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There's a similar looking one for sale right around the corner from where I work... it doesn't have the woodgrain panelling, and the owner used it for racing I guess b/c it has a 350 or larger V8 under the hood and some other changes from stock. Asking price? $13,500!!! :stupid::blink::omfg::mind-blowing:

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It would make a great dog hauler. :scratchchin:

I always wonder how this happens with such plain basic cars.

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You said it; I remember at the beginning of the summer there was a 1979 Buick Century on eBay with 250 original miles on it not thirty miles from my house. Why is nobody taking such care of more significant vehicles?

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neh. unless its a Yenko Stinger coupe or a Baldwin-Motion 427, Vegas get no love from me.

Vegas' 4-banger engines had a little psycological problem, too; they seemed to think that they were grenades.

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