1972 Chevy Vega GT
This is a 1972 Vega GT I purchased many years ago in Toledo Ohio. It’s in excellent condition and I believe it to only have 24,000 miles. The car’s body and interior are very nice and very original. That’s saying something for any 50 year old car, especially a Vega. This one has the upgraded GT interior with the wood-grain inlays in the dash and door panels still in very nice shape. The seats are excellent too and appear to be the same units as the Camaros of the era. The original build sheet for the car is still tucked into the backside of the rear seat. I would take it out but it would require the upholstry to be partially removed to get it out without damaging it. Even the GT dash pad is free of cracks, stains or warping. Strangest of all, the clock still works!
The paint looks mostly original and still in pretty good condition. There’s no signs of body repair or replacement anywhere. All of the body rubbers, door and trunk seals look original to the car and are in great shape. All of the glass is scratch free and clear. Even the chrome and trim pieces are in great condition and show little signs of wear. Oddly even the underside of this car is amazingly clean and is a big part of why I believe this car never saw much road time, especially in a place like Ohio.
I was told this car was built using a Hooker Vega V8 conversion kit with an available narrowed 12 bolt rear. It also has a 4 row Vega sized radiator and sports 5 lug wheels, front disc brakes and boxed rear control arms.
I don’t know who, where or when it was done but they did an excellent job making the car looks as though it came from the factory with the LT-1 installed.