If you've ever dreamt of owning a Vega with Ferrari styling and plastic fender flares, then today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Chevy has got you written all over it. Actually, it has Mirage Monza written on it, but is it priced to get someone to write a check?
Chevrolet’s Monza was so handsome that most people totally forgot it was based on the vilified Vega. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 2+2 is still a total looker, but is it priced to make buyers keep on looking?
By all accounts, GM is really thinking about building a rear-wheel-drive sport compact car. That car will slot in below the Camaro in Chevy's lineup, giving the brand an entry-level coupe to pit against the Toyobaru on fan forums. Good news, right? But what to name the thing?
Mad Men, aside from being a fascinating look at how booze-soaked office jobs used to be, also frequently provides some compelling views into automotive history, as seen through the lens of advertising. This week's episode referenced a new Chevy project called the XP-887 project. We know it as the Vega.
How do you like the new for 1972 Vega? Actually it wasn't the new Vega, it was a special display model with pieces cut out and a graphic on the door to represent "steel beams"—which apparently was also convenient for golf club storage.
Although the small car trend was still fairly new in 1970 as Car and Track host Bud Lindemann explained, manufacturers had already had small cars on the drawing boards for a while by then.
The failure of Chevy's Vega was possibly not just due to its reputation for horrific durability, but also - with only two-door sedan, hatchback coupe, and wagon offerings - for its dearth of body style choice. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Vegamino, with it's mid-mounted V8 fixes that problem, but is its price…
Taking a more literal interpretation of the slogan "these colors don't run," the 1974 Spirit of America Chevrolet Vega made up in patriotism what it lacked in build quality.
A pretty good case could be made for the Chevrolet Vega as The Worst Car GM Ever Made. The maddening thing? The Vega could have been a Toyota-killer, just when The General most needed one.
Fifty years ago on this day, French philosopher Albert Camus smashed into a tree and died in that most American of French cars: a Facel Vega HK500.
Vega is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra, 25 light years from Earth. With an equatorial rotational speed of 274 km/s, it's a good namesake for today's high-revving Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender.
We've had four Nice Price verdicts in a row, with yesterday's 49 grand R63 AMG Benz being the latest. Can a ridiculously low-mile example of GM Malaise keep the run going?
There's no better way to start off the work week than with a stiff shot of Detroit Malaise badge-engineering hijinks! UDMan ran across a website jam-packed with all manner of H-body info, and he was kind enough to send in some highlights. Be sure to make the jump for a massive gallery of Starfires, Sunbirds, Firenzas,…
Y'all hunt? Not me, but my brother does. He's a dog man. Likes to shoot at ducks and pheasants. Hates deer hunting. Hates it. Who wants to spend the whole day sitting in a tree stand, waiting for your elusive quarry to meander into rifle-range? Of course, this is all rendered hassle-free if you a.) are a rally racer…
Putting a truck bed on a Chevrolet Vega has been done many times, so spotting a Vegamino for sale is something of a ho-hum event. However, when we see a Vegamino with a Chevy 350 mounted just behind the cab (thanks to Corvair components and a "Saginol" 4-speed transmission), it gets our attention. Thanks to Junkman…
We now find that nearly seven out of ten Jalopnik readers surveyed prefer a '66 Datsun pickup to a '62 Toyota Stout. And that's great, though we can't fathom why the Stout's name- which could be the Best Pickup Truck Name Ever- didn't garner it more votes. Still, there's something inherently un-hellish about a pickup…