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Z09 Vega * 45k Miles * 100 Photos * Custom Cosworth 2.3 Stroker Euro Style Build

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other
SubModel: Vega Cosworth Stroker
Type: Hatchback
Trim: Z09
Year: 1973
Mileage: 45,000
VIN: 1V77A3U406157
Color: Yellow
Engine: 2.3 Stroker
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

1973 Chevrolet Other Vega Cosworth Stroker Additional Info:

1973 Chevy Vega Z09 2.3 Stroker
Custom Cosworth Euro-Style Build

PLEASE READ THIS SENTENCE FIRST: I've invested several hours to write this description and took 100 photographs, so please have the courtesy to take 15 minutes to read every word below and view every photo before contacting me or hitting the Buy-It-Now button, thank you.


This Vega was all stock and all original with less than 40,000 miles 10 years ago when the transformation started. It spent the majority of its life in southern Ohio with the original female owner. It was always in good condition with a rust free undercarriage. I have a copy of the original title, registration stamps throughout the years, and additional title/registrations to verify ownership history and mileage, all of which will be included with the other paperwork. The Cosworth instrument cluster and odometer from donor car #1054 read 63,000 miles and was installed at 40,000 miles, so you always subtract 23,000 miles from Cosworth odometer to get the correct miles for the body. Below is a brief history and all the details about the car...

1st Owner Ohio:

- 1973 to 2002, all stock and original
- Sold with 35,000 miles

2nd Owner Ohio:

- 2002 to 2003, all stock and original
- Sold with 36,000 miles

3rd Owner Ohio:

- 2003 to 2008, had the car professionally repainted in 2006
- Sold with 40,000 miles

4th Owner Illinois:

- 2008 to 2015, major modifications performed
- Installed Cosworth drivetrain, interior and new suspension
- Sold with 44,000 miles (Cosworth odometer 67,000)

5th Owner Pennsylvania:

- 2016, miscellaneous repairs, changes and additions
- Purchased Linenberger BBB Cosworth T-50 transmission
- Selling with 45,000 miles (Cosworth odometer 68,000)


- 1975 Z09 Cosworth Vega 2.0 liter #1054 had 63,000 miles
- Refreshed/rebuilt with new gaskets, seals, timing belt, etc
- Currently has 5,000 miles since refresh/rebuild
- 2.3 liter stroker crankshaft
- Steel sleeved cylinder walls
- Venolia forged pistons
- Reindexed camshaft sprockets
- Factory Bendix EFI with rebuilt injectors
- Tuned properly with the assistance of a Cosworth expert and runs excellent


- BorgWarner T-50 dogleg 5-speed manual (year and mileage unknown)
- New clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, speedo seals and Redline fluid
- BONUS: Comes with rebuilt Linenberger balanced/blueprinted/bushed 1976 Cosworth T-50 transmission. This T-50 is specific for the Cosworth because it has gear ratios specifically for the Cosworth, which differs than a T-50 in a Chevy Monza. While this transmission is only valued at $750 I feel it is priceless because its not easy to acquire. It should stay with this car until the owner wishes to have it installed. (This transmission is small, weights only 65 pounds, and any competent technician can install in a few hours)

Rear Axle:

- 1975 Cosworth Vega with 68,000 miles
- 7.5 inch 10-bolt with 3.73 gear ratio
- Torque arm with coil springs and panhard bar


- Factory header with ceramic coating
- 2.5 inch pipes with Magnaflow muffler


- New control arm bushings front and rear
- New stabilizer bushings and end links
- New tie rods, center link, ball joints
- Tubular upper front control arms
- Custom power steering bracket
- IROC steering box
- Cosworth Vega stabilizer bars
- NOS KONI shock absorbers
- 1976 Cosworth 13x6 alloy rims with NOS center caps
- 205-60 tires with 90% tread (comes with 2 extra matching tires)
- Brakes are stock with front disc in good working order and ready for upgrade


- 1975 Cosworth Vega with 68,000 miles in excellent condition
- New carpet with dynomat/fatmat sound deadener
- New gold machine-turned dash instrument face


- 45,000 original miles
- Repainted original "chamois" color in 2006 (I rate it 8 out of 10, but some might call it a 9)
- NOS taillights and gaskets
- NOS clear GT front parking lenses
- NOS marker lights
- New rubber weather seals everywhere (except pop-out quarter windows)
- New tinted antenna windshield
- New door handles and door mirrors
- Yenko Stinger reproduction rear spoiler
- Custom fender badges and stripes
- Rear valance red reflectors
- Front driving lights are not wired and the larger ones you see in the photos are not included with the sale. Those old lights had sentimental value and were rusty inside, so they were recently replaced with brand new lights. (Added some new pictures at bottom of photo album with the new driving lights installed)


- Bumpers are original and in good condition but have tiny nicks, scratches and dings
- Bottom of fenders and quarters were patched and have small blisters where stripe is
- Everything works except clock and lighter (disconnected for fire safety purposes)
- AM radio is like-new and correct for car but not wired up (mounted for aesthetics)
- Fuel gauge stops dropping at quarter tank mark (dirty potentiometer/sticking float)


Selling for health reasons (concussion issues). This car is priced to sell and doesn't have an inflated asking price like many ads you see. These 1st generation Vega's sell for $5k in rough condition. It would cost you $20k to build this car not including labor (nice low mileage car + repaint and parts + Cosworth donor car + engine work and parts + transmissions + suspension + all the other new parts). It comes with owners manuals, shop/tech manuals, ownership history documentation, car show display card, Cosworth newsletters, car cover and a few extra parts (Linenberger transmission, spare ECM, two matching tires, handfull of small parts). I have a clean PA Title in my name ready to be signed and notarized upon payment. Respectable offers will be considered if the Buy-It-Now is not used. Please don't forget to read Terms of Sale below, thank you.


Terms of Sale:

FACTS: This vehicle is being sold as-is, where is. While I make every effort to disclose every known defect, I cannot possibly know about every flaw, because it is 43 years old and not perfect. I also cannot guarantee the accuracy of information obtained from the previous owners. I have represented this car to the best of my ability, to the best of my knowledge, with an in-depth description and 100 quality photos. I'm a serious seller looking for serious buyers only.

ATTENTION ALL BUYERS: Be aware the Buy-It-Now is a contract to purchase this vehicle at that price. There is no negotiating after you click and win. Please don't buy unless you have read every word on this page, viewed every photo, and have the funds available at this very moment.

ZERO FEEDBACK BUYERS: Sorry but no zero feedback buyers allowed due to scammers. If you just joined eBay and have zero feedback but really want to buy this car, you can send me your phone number and I will contact you by phone for consideration.

PAYMENT: Winner will be contacted via e-mail within 12 hours of the sale. If for some unknown reason you are not contacted within that time frame then you must contact me. Deposit of $500 is due within 24 hours via PayPal. The remaining balance amount must be paid within 3 days and be paid in the form of guaranteed funds, that means paying in-cash if you are picking the car up in-person, or bank-to-bank transfer if you are having it shipped, no exceptions.

PICKUP AND SHIPPING: Shipping and or pickup of this vehicle is the responsibility of the winning bidder. I will be glad to help with the arrangements if needed. The car must be picked up within 7 days of sale unless other arrangements are required. Payment in full must be received before the vehicle leaves the premises.