If the 91 mile Cosworth Vega from the other day was a little too rich for you, then may we suggest this one instead? It has covered 36k miles and is in excellent condition, but is less than half the price! Some may scoff at the fact that it’s a Vega, but that’s just because they don’t understand how special these cars really are. They are underappreciated and I predict that they will be going up in value soon. This one is located in Bucyrus, Ohio and is listed here on eBay for $15k obo.
Vegas weren’t the most loved cars ever built so what’s all the fuss about this one? Well, let’s start with the engine. It was designed by Cosworth and although it wasn’t as potent as originally intended (emissions and manufacturing requirements tamed things down a bit), it’s still a little masterpiece. Dual overhead cams, electronic fuel injection, and trick headers make this thing more race than econo.
Inside you will find more special touches that are unique to the Cosworth. After seeing that metal turned dash, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that John DeLorean had a hand in this machine’s creation. Just compare it to that found in the GTO or Trans Am! This car isn’t about looks though. The 4-speed transmission, Positraction rear end, and upgraded suspension prove that this thing meant business.
The Cosworth Vega was designed to compete with Europe’s finest sports sedans. That may sound strange, but just compare it to an Alfa Romeo GTV or BMW 2002 Tii. Small four-seat body? Check! Twin cam engine? Check! Fuel injection? Check! Sport-tuned suspension? Check! It may have arrived too late though. The GTV and Tii were already gone and new emission rules made things tough so only around 3,500 were built. That makes them exclusive today though. This could be the perfect car for the guy who wants something American, but that drives more like a European sports car!