Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Auction Watch: 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega

Find this 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega here on eBay bidding for $3,050 reserve-not-met with auction ending on Sunday at 7PM Pacific.

 From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Condition: Used Year: 1975
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1V77E5U205420 Mileage: 23,529
Interior Color: White Make: Chevrolet
Number of Cylinders: 4 Model:


Transmission: 4 speed manual Trim: Cosworth Vega
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Engine: Cosworth Twin Cam
Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Type: RWD
Fuel Type: Gasoline For Sale By: Dealer
Exterior Color: Black

One owner 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega with excellent documentation.  Documentation includes original dealer paperwork from Sunderland Chevrolet, Lemoyne, Pennsylvania and Hutton Motor Engineering.  Hutton dual Weber 42 DCOE (Italian) side draft carburetor kit was installed in 1977 (sales invoice dated August 1977).  Original Bendix fuel injection system included (see photos).   Black with white interior. 23,529 miles showing on odometer.  This Cosworth has been in storage since 1985.  The paint has significant patina but the body and floors are solid.  It has recently been brought back to life (new fuel tank and pump) and runs, drives and stops but will need to be inspected and repaired as necessary for roadworthiness.  Seal in the patina or restore to your liking.  Reasonable reserve.


VIN: 1V77E5U205420

Engine Number: 237 (Tonawanda number)

Data Plate information:

  • 75 = year
  • 1HV77 = model code = Cosworth
  • 223758 = Body number (# 223 on dash plaque)
  • 11Y = interior trim code = white perforated vinyl
  • A51 = Seat type = bucket
  • 05A = Date build = 1st week of May
  • Paint 19U = Black
    • Original documentation includes:

    • Dealer invoice $6,206.90.  Options on invoice include: G80 Positraction rear axle; B93 door edge guards; LY3 Cosworth 16 valve engine; QLA BR70-13 radial tires; U69 AM/FM radio; Z09 Cosworth Vega package; 19L Black; 19F Black accent carpeting; 11Y White vinyl/ black trim
    • Sales Contract with original owner dated 10 January 1976
    • Hutton Motor Engineering (HME) Weber carb invoice dated 18 August 1977
    • Hutton installation and marketing materials
    • Sunderland Chevrolet Maintenance Folio
    • Owner’s Manual
    • Warranty Card and misc factory issued documents
    • Service & Overhaul Manual Cosworth Vega


  • In storage since 1985
  • Hutton dual Weber 42 DCOE (Italian) side draft carburetors & intake manifolds
  • Original fuel injection parts included (see photos)
  • Odometer showing 23,529 miles
  • Runs, drives and stops but off the road since 1985 and will require inspection and work for roadworthiness
  • Body and floors are straight and solid.  Small amount of rust in spare tire well
  • New gas tank, fuel pump & battery tray installed to get running
  • 4 speed manual transmission
  • Paint has a lot of patina from long term storage but solid
  • White perforated vinyl interior, upholstery is nice, plastic interior trim is brittle and deteriorated
  • Factory AM/FM radio and some dash gauges are not working
  • BF Goodrich TA radial tires
  • Valid Pennsylvania title
  • Sold as-is where-is
  •   Please email with any questions before bidding.  Hopefully the above description in conjunction with the photographs presents a clear overview of the cars condition.  Serious bidders are invited and encouraged to view the Cosworth Vega located at our shop in Reading, Pennsylvania 19601, USA.  Sold as is where is.  If interested, call Fred + 1 610 796 1446 eastern time zone.  Ebay members with less than 5 positive feedback must communicate with us before bidding.  Very reasonable reserve.
      Payment terms: $500 non-refundable PayPal deposit within 24 hours of auction end.   Balance in cash upon pick-up or bank wire transfer.  Full payment must be received within 7 calendar days of end of auction.
      Shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the auction winner.  We will work in full cooperation with the transport company of your choice.  Vehicle pick-up must be within 14 days of end of auction.  Thank you.
      We are the promoters of the Deutsche Classic, Mid Atlantic’s premier all German automotive event held in Reading, PA on Saturday July 9th, 2016.

    1 comment:

    1. Patina. Heh, heh.

      It's really a shame these didn't come off as great as they might have. A flawed engine
      (water pump, etc.) but one that fixed a lot of what was wrong with the base Vega four - aluminum head, shorter stroke, etc. How many HP were sacrificed to GM's crap pellet-bed catalysts?


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