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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2013, 01:08:00 PM »
I want a pair of those cooool sunglassssesss! Walmart?

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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #31 on: December 25, 2013, 07:46:17 AM »
A friend of mine back in the day had a wagon with the olds 215 aluminum v8. Not a rocket, but mostly Vega and had some go to it. Conversion kits were available at local speed shops, and the 215s were about $100. at the local scrap yard.
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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2013, 10:57:52 PM »
Richard you might check at dollar general..........Cosworth vegas were made only two years 75-76..All 2062 1975 models were black and the 1446 1976 ones were offered in other colors! These were the first passanger cars to use EFI best I remember.They had some really good hi per parts and run very well able to turn high RPMs. They are very affordable today but when new just a few dollars less than a vette..

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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2013, 11:27:31 PM »
I just got rid of a 1200 mile Cosworth Vega to a friend of mine a week ago. Here it is leaving. Still had the window sticker on the 1/4 glass

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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2013, 01:49:25 AM »
what does a car like that go for (roughly)?
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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2013, 02:06:46 AM »
More than the 5900.00 it sold for new I'm guessing?

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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2013, 02:01:28 PM »
Hagerty lists a #1 car at $13700 for a 75 and $14100 for 76.
Rick, with the difficulty of finding parts, am I right that there is little profit in those numbers?
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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2013, 03:26:09 PM »
Those were fun cars - I was the Cosworth-Vega Launch Manager at Lordstown and the Final Assembly Production Superintendent in 1975; wrote a series of articles on the car's development and launch about ten years ago for the Cosworth-Vega Owner's Association magazine.  :)
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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2013, 04:18:33 PM »
I was in the Boy Scouts back in '75, I can still remember our group touring the Lordstown plant as seeing those black Cosworths rolling down the line.  My buddy in high school dropped a SBC into his Vega, that thing would fly.

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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2013, 06:41:08 PM »
Those were fun cars - I was the Cosworth-Vega Launch Manager at Lordstown and the Final Assembly Production Superintendent in 1975; wrote a series of articles on the car's development and launch about ten years ago for the Cosworth-Vega Owner's Association magazine.  :)

John, is there any place we could see those articles now?

Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1971... As I recall, the Vega got the same "bad press" in the seventies that the Corvair got in the sixties.
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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2013, 09:31:42 PM »
I'd say no profit in those numbers if you restore it yourself but just buying one and riding/enjoying it for awhile could be profitable unless you give #1 money for a #3 car! A buddy of mine had a 50 mile 1975 model he sold for 13,500 in 2005 when they were up.Even cool and rare as they are it's a tricky investment car... The Yenko wagon sold in 09 for 85k.I had my 72 Yunick turbo engine car appraised in 07 and the appraisers worked on it a long time but came up with 100k. I was lucky to trade it for a 69 camaro IMHO.

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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2013, 08:58:48 PM »
<<John, is there any place we could see those articles now?>>

Yup - some samples are attached below.  :)
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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2013, 09:47:20 PM »
Thanks John!
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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2013, 03:10:05 AM »
Real interesting stuff to read about..Thanks John for the vega education!

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Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2013, 12:47:53 PM »
And if you actually read to the end of the "bad press" the corvair got, I think it was in the last paragraph or so of the corvair segment of Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader, he concluded that with the improvements made during production the corvair at that was the best handling, performing car in it's class or price range anywhere. Some of the turbo versions were incredible.
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