Yesterday, we featured a 1998 V8 Cougar made into a shooting brake. Today, we have a Vega Kammback shooting brake made into a V8 monster.
Vega V8 conversions pop up from time to time, but a converted wagon is fairly rare. Of course, this isn’t exactly a sleeper, with the giant hood and massive exhaust, but there could be ways to remedy that. Given the light body and small block Chevy stroked to 383 cubic inches, this should be a lot of fun in a straight line. Fortunately, this also has disc brakes to slow it down.
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North Hills, CA
Front end is unmistakably Vega, but with a monster hood that looks like it came off of a modified Camaro.
Rear end is pure Kammback! Note Centerline (or Centerline-style) wheels at rear. Apparently, the seller has the original steel wheels to match the fronts.
Interior shows a combination of stock and race bits, notably with racing bucket seats. Later support isn’t a concern here, as any racing this car does will be on a drag strip! Note how much the cowl induction scoop impacts the driver’s view.
Here’s the modified 383, which should move this little Kammback quite nicely.
For sale is a 1975 Chevy Vega Kammback….. the ultimate sleeper…a rare 2 door wagon body with the rear quarter windows solid paneled from the factory….(perfect for business advertising display)….a very unique vehicle..being sold at a fraction of the build cost…a combination of a flawless, 100% rust-free and laser straight body with a high performance Chevy small block stroker motor 383 V-8 conversion with custom headers……ratchet shifter, planned to set up for Nitrous….Holley 850 CFM double pumper all nestled neatly together under the pin held fiberglass cowl induction hood… new aluminum radiator, duel cooling fans, exhaust system with awesome power sound, custom fuel cell …complete fuel system plumbed with pro fittings….all electrical working for street use…front disc brakes….very very healthy runner waiting for whatever final steps of street use and/or drag racing preparation you may choose… maybe you’ll want to add a heavier duty narrowed rear end, tub inboard and add some fat tires, etc…whatever you decide, at this price you are getting a strong running V-8 conversion with a beautiful body and paint for slightly more than was spent on just the motor alone! Completely street legal with awesome potential at the track. Look at others at twice the asking price with multiple drag runs…this car has never been raced
As can be seen in the pictures, this Vega is nearly flawless,,, tastefully done 2 tone yellow and white paint with accents: brand new front tires and the 2 additional matching factory steel mag wheels with caps are included for the rear if you want to have all four the same….perfect bumpers, glass, all trim, new weatherstripping and emblems…amazing condition for a forty year old car to start with, then beautifully restored
A truly unique opportunity to enjoy nostalgia drags in a DeLorean styled compact car that is extremely presentable in appearance with all the V-8 conversion challenges already completed and only final touches awaiting the new owner…take it to a cruise night and be prepared for some major attention
Proceeds from the sale of this Vega will be used to purchase items of need and comfort for homeless veterans in the Los Angeles area
SORRY…No joy rides will be available, for this car will wheelie easily and the rear bounce bars have not yet been installed…they are available through Jegs and other suppliers for $150-$300 depending upon style and design
Very nice racing interior, new door panels, headliner, rear compartment area nicely carpeted.
Call for more information…clear title in my name, current non-op status……Remember that 1975 is the magic year of smog requirements in California-no smog inspections on 75 and older vehicles…seriously interested calls only please….this has been a very popular V-8 conversion for decades….if you look around, you’ll find very few Vegas… and when you do, most are incomplete, 4 cylinder originals with rusty, battered bodies requiring major work before the V-8 conversion even begins ..open to interesting offers, including possible trade for nice full size woody sided wagon with working A/C