Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Finish The Wizard: 1974 Chevrolet Vega Wagon 4x4

Some cars for sale on the interweb seem to have an answer for a question that no one ever asked.  How many Vega wagon owners would think to themselves, "I want to lift this thing and go off road."?  We have a unfinished project here that has some odd things finished and many important ones left to go.  Find this 1974 Chevrolet Vega wagon for sale in Exeter, NH for $5,000 via craigslist. 

A 1974 Vega two door wagon body has been installed onto a Jeep CJ5 frame.  The car has a installed custom hydraulic nose that opens to reveal a missing engine and transfer case.  It does have a Dana 44 rear and either a Dana 30 or 35 front axle.

The seller notes that he has the drive shaft, steering column, nice doors, seats, headliner, roll bar, and other miscellaneous parts in with the sale.  The rear seats are not present.   The entire area behind the front seats are covered in what looks to be pieces of the former Boston Garden parquet floor instead of carpet.

The rear window appears has a quote from vintage cartoon Tooter Turtle???

Does anyone have any insight into the wizard on the hood of the car? 

See a better car to 4x4 conversion?  email tips@dailyturismo.com

Cory is working on his 1995 Mercedes C36 project car and also starting to part out the crap box 1998 Mercedes C43 he recently bought on eBay.


  1. The Vega doesnt want to be here anymore either.

  2. I've never owned a car with a mural on the hood... and this car is not going to change that.

  3. I like the peekaboo box wood doors on the floor - guess it makes it easier to see where you snapped a driveshaft or trashed the rear diff?

    This is the best use of a Vega yet.

  4. Finally! I've been looking for a purple Vega wagon with a sweet airbrushed wizard on the hood sitting on a Jeep chassis.


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