Unearthed Gem: The Untouched 1975 Chevy Vega 350 V8 Prototype with Only 392 Miles


The Chevrolet Vega is a frequently modified vehicle due to the car’s relatively low price when new and its small, lightweight stature, with V8 swaps being particularly common.

Chevrolet itself even built a V8 Vega prototype in 1972, which featured an all-aluminum 286 cubic-inch V8, though it never entered production.

Not everyone like the Chevy Vega and it’s totally understandable, but this particular car is a GM prototype survivor showing only 392 original miles.

 

Of course, this 1975 Chevy Vega GT powered by 350 V8 engin has lived its whole life in private collections, and while cars are meant to be driven, I think pieces of American automotive history like this gem must stay out of the road in order to be preserved.

Besides the 350 cube V8 engine rated at 370 horsepower, this 1975 Chevy Vega GT prototype has quite a few interesting features like the air conditioning by Harrison Radiator or the Monza V8 front suspension.

 

It is an all original Chevrolet engineering test and development vehicle, which is not something you see everyday, so I hope you will enjoy the KDawgFilmz video filmed at “The Shed”.

-1?getFirstImage(o):"https://resources.blogblog.com/img/blank.gif"}function getPostImageType(e,t){return e.match("i.ytimg.com")?"is-video":"is-image"}function getPostComments(e,t,a,s,o){var r=e[t].author[0].name.$t,n=e[t].author[0].gd$image.src.replace("/s113","/s72-c").replace("/s220","/s72-c");return(n.match("//img1.blogblog.com/img/blank.gif")||n.match("//img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif"))&&(n="//1.bp.blogspot.com/-QN2lgvtYZco/YN3mUSryAVI/AAAAAAAAADs/KrR-etCcvUMcPl06jopTs9pzq59IAXhMQCLcBGAsYHQ/w72-h72-p-k-no-nu/avatar.jpg"),' "}function getPostContent(e,t,a,s){var o="",r=getPostLink(t,a),n=getPostTitle(t,a),i=getPostAuthor(t,a),c=getPostDate(t,a),l=getPostImage(t,a),d=getPostImageType(l,a),p=getPostMeta(i,c);switch(e){case"msimple":o+='

'+n+"

"+p[1]+"
";break;case"default":o+='

'+n+"

"+p[1]+"
";break;case"comments":o+=getPostComments(t,a,r,n);break;case"related":a!=s-1&&(o+=' ")}return o}function getRecentPostsData(e,t,a){return $.ajax({url:getFeedUrl(e,t,"recent"),type:"GET",async:!1,dataType:"json",cache:!0,success:function(e){return e}}).responseJSON}function getPosts(e,t,a,s,o){s=0!=s?s:"unlabeled",a="related"!=t?a:Number(a)+1,$.ajax({url:getFeedUrl(t,a,s),type:"GET",dataType:"json",cache:!0,beforeSend:function(a){switch(t){case"default":case"comments":case"related":e.html(beforeLoader()).parent().addClass("type-"+t)}},success:function(r){var n="";switch(t){case"msimple":n='
';break;case"default":n='
';break;case"comments":n='
';break;case"related":n=' ",e.append(n).addClass("msimple"),e.find("a:first").attr("href",function(e,t){switch(s){case"recent":t=t.replace(t,"/search");break;default:t=t.replace(t,"/search/label/"+s)}return t});break;default:n+="
",e.html(n)}e.find("span.entry-image").pbtThumb()},error:function(){switch(t){case"msimple":e.append('
'+msgError()+"
");break;default:e.html(msgError())}}})}function getMega(e,t,a,s,o){o.match("getposts")&&("msimple"==t?getPosts(e,t,a,s):e.append('
'+msgError()+"
"))}function getWidget(e,t,a,s,o){o.match("getposts")&&("default"==t||"comments"==t?getPosts(e,t,a,s):e.html(msgError()))}function getRelated(e,t,a,s,o){getPosts(e,t,a,s,o)}function disqusComments(e){var t=document.createElement("script");t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="https://"+e+".disqus.com/blogger_item.js",document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(t)}function beautiAvatar(e){$(e).attr("src",function(e,t,a){return a="//1.bp.blogspot.com/-QN2lgvtYZco/YN3mUSryAVI/AAAAAAAAADs/KrR-etCcvUMcPl06jopTs9pzq59IAXhMQCLcBGAsYHQ/s35/avatar.jpg",t=(t=(t=t.replace("//resources.blogblog.com/img/blank.gif",a)).replace("//lh3.googleusercontent.com/zFdxGE77vvD2w5xHy6jkVuElKv-U9_9qLkRYK8OnbDeJPtjSZ82UPq5w6hJ-SA=s35",a)).replace("/s35","/s39")})}function pbtFixedSidebar(e){$(e).each(function(e){fixedSidebar="undefined"==typeof fixedSidebar||fixedSidebar,1==fixedSidebar&&(e=1==fixedMenu?93:25,$(this).theiaStickySidebar({containerSelector:"#content-wrapper > .container",additionalMarginTop:e,additionalMarginBottom:25}))})}fixedMenu="undefined"==typeof fixedMenu||fixedMenu,viewAllText="undefined"!=typeof viewAllText?viewAllText:pbtMessages.viewAll,$("#starter-pro-main-nav").pbtMenu().find(".widget").addClass("show-menu"),$(".show-search").click(function(e){e.preventDefault(),$("body").addClass("search-active"),$("#main-search-wrap").fadeIn(170).find("input").focus()}),$(".search-close").click(function(e){e.preventDefault(),$("body").removeClass("search-active"),$("#main-search-wrap").fadeOut(170).find("input").blur()}),$("html").each(function(){var e=$(this),t=localStorage.darkMode;darkMode="undefined"!=typeof darkMode&&darkMode,userDarkMode="undefined"==typeof userDarkMode||userDarkMode,1!=darkMode&&0!=userDarkMode&&("true"==t&&(e.addClass("is-dark"),darkModeLogo(t)),$(".darkmode-toggle").click(function(a){a.preventDefault(),e.toggleClass("is-dark"),t="true"!=t?"true":"false",localStorage.darkMode=t,darkModeLogo(t)}))}),$(".sidebar .social-icons a").each(function(e){var t=$(this),a=t.attr("href").split("#");a[1]&&""!=(e=a[1].trim())&&t.append(''+e+""),t.attr("href",a[0].trim())}),$(".MailChimp .widget-content").each(function(e,t){var a=$(this),s=a.data("shortcode");s&&(e=pbtShortCode(s,"title"),t=pbtShortCode(s,"text"),0!=e&&a.find(".mailchimp-title").text(e),0!=t&&a.find(".mailchimp-text").text(t))}),$(".post-body a").each(function(){var e=$(this),t=e.text(),a=t.toLowerCase(),s=pbtShortCode(t,"text");a.match("getbutton")&&0!=s&&(e.replaceText(/([^{\}]+(?=}))/g,"$1"),e.find("em").replaceText("$","%s"),e.each(function(){var e=$(this),t=e.text(),a=pbtShortCode(t,"text"),s=pbtShortCode(t,"icon"),o=pbtShortCode(t,"color"),r=pbtShortCode(t,"size"),n=pbtShortCode(t,"info"),i=e.parent().attr("style");e.addClass(0!=r?"button btn x2":"button btn").text(a.replace("%s","$")),i&&i.match("center")&&e.addClass("is-c"),0!=n?(e.addClass(0!=s?"x2 "+s:"x2"),e.append(''+n.replace("%s","$")+"")):0!=s&&e.addClass(s),0!=o&&e.addClass("color").attr("style","background-color:"+o+";")}))}),$(".post-body b").each(function(){var e=$(this),t=e.text(),a=t.toLowerCase().trim();a.match(/(?:\$ads\=\{1\})/g)&&e.replaceWith('
'),a.match(/(?:\$ads\=\{2\})/g)&&e.replaceWith('
'),a.match("{gettoc}")&&(t=0!=(t=pbtShortCode(t,"title"))?t:"Table of Contents",e.replaceWith(' '),$(".pbt-toc-title").each(function(){var e=$(this);e.click(function(t){t.preventDefault(),e.toggleClass("is-expanded"),$("#pbt-toc").slideToggle(170)})}),$("#pbt-toc").toc({content:"#post-body",headings:"h2,h3,h4"}),$("#pbt-toc li a").each(function(){var e=$(this);e.click(function(t){return t.preventDefault(),$("html,body").animate({scrollTop:$(e.attr("href")).offset().top-20},500),!1})})),a.match("{contactform}")&&(e.replaceWith('
'),$("#post-body .contact-form-widget").append($("#ContactForm1 .contact-form-form"))),a.match("{leftsidebar}")&&($("body").addClass("is-left"),e.remove()),a.match("{rightsidebar}")&&($("body").addClass("is-right").removeClass("is-left"),e.remove()),a.match("{fullwidth}")&&($("body").addClass("no-sidebar"),e.remove())}),$("#starter-pro-new-before-ad").each(function(){var e=$(this);e.length&&$("#before-ad").appendTo(e)}),$("#starter-pro-new-after-ad").each(function(){var e=$(this);e.length&&$("#after-ad").appendTo(e)}),$("#starter-pro-main-before-ad .widget").each(function(){var e=$(this);e.length&&e.appendTo($("#before-ad"))}),$("#starter-pro-main-after-ad .widget").each(function(){var e=$(this);e.length&&e.appendTo($("#after-ad"))}),$("#starter-pro-post-footer-ads .widget").each(function(){var e=$(this);e.length&&e.appendTo($("#post-footer-ads"))}),$(".post-body blockquote").each(function(){var e=$(this),t=e.text().toLowerCase().trim(),a=e.html();if(t.match("{alertsuccess}")){const t=a.replace("{alertSuccess}","");e.replaceWith('
'+t+"
")}if(t.match("{alertinfo}")){const t=a.replace("{alertInfo}","");e.replaceWith('
'+t+"
")}if(t.match("{alertwarning}")){const t=a.replace("{alertWarning}","");e.replaceWith('
'+t+"
")}if(t.match("{alerterror}")){const t=a.replace("{alertError}","");e.replaceWith('
'+t+"
")}if(t.match("{codebox}")){const t=a.replace("{codeBox}","");e.replaceWith('
'+t+"
")}}),$(".share-links .pbt-window").click(function(e){e.preventDefault();var t=$(this),a=t.data("url"),s=t.data("width"),o=t.data("height");window.open(a,"_blank","scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,toolbar=0,width="+s+",height="+o+",top=50,left=50").focus()}),$(".share-links .show-hid a").click(function(e){e.preventDefault(),$(this).parent().parent().toggleClass("expanded")}),$(".about-author .author-text").each(function(){var e=$(this),t=e.find("a");t.length&&(t.each(function(){var e=$(this),t=e.text().trim(),a=e.attr("href");e.replaceWith('
  • ')}),e.parent().append(' '),e.find("li").appendTo(e.parent().find(".author-links")))}),$("#starter-pro-main-nav-menu li.mega-menu").each(function(e,t){var a=$(this),s=a.find("a").data("shortcode");s&&(e=s.toLowerCase(),getMega(a,"msimple",5,pbtShortCode(s,"label"),e))}),$("#sidebar .HTML .widget-content").each(function(e,t,a,s){var o=$(this),r=$(window),n=o.data("shortcode");n&&(e=n.toLowerCase(),t=pbtShortCode(n,"results"),a=pbtShortCode(n,"label"),s=pbtShortCode(n,"type"),r.on("load resize scroll",function n(){r.scrollTop()+r.height()>=o.offset().top&&(r.off("load resize scroll",n),getWidget(o,s,t,a,e))}).trigger("scroll"))}),$("#starter-pro-related-posts .HTML").each(function(e,t){var a=$(this).data("shortcode");if(a){function s(){return e=pbtShortCode(a,"title"),t=pbtShortCode(a,"results"),[e,t]}$("#related-wrap").each(function(e,t,a){var o=$(this),r=o.find(".related-tag"),n=$(window),i=o.find(".starter-pro-related-content"),c=s();e=0!=c[1]?c[1]:3,0!=c[0]&&o.find(".related-title .title > span").text(c[0]),t=r.data("label"),a=r.data("id"),n.on("load resize scroll",function s(){n.scrollTop()+n.height()>=i.offset().top&&(n.off("load resize scroll",s),getRelated(i,"related",e,t,a))}).trigger("scroll")})}}),$(".starter-pro-blog-post-comments").each(function(){var e=$(this),t=e.data("shortcode"),a=pbtShortCode(t,"type"),s="comments-system-"+a,o=e.find("#top-continue .comment-reply");switch(a){case"disqus":var r=pbtShortCode(t,"shortname");0!=r&&(disqus_shortname=r),disqusComments(disqus_shortname),e.addClass(s+" is-visible");break;case"facebook":var n=pbtShortCode(t,"lang"),i=0!=n?"https://connect.facebook.net/"+n+"/all.js#xfbml=1&version=v11.0":"https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v11.0";$("head").append('
    [ad_2]

    Related Posts

    The Remarkable Barn Find of a 1969 Plymouth GTX with an Unforeseen $10,000 Cash Jackpot

    Classic car barn finds are gold for enthusiasts, but it’s not every day you stumble upon a 1969 Plymouth GTX with a stash of cash under the…

    Diving Deep into the Award-Winning 1971 Plymouth 426 Hemi Cuda

    There are some folks that don’t appreciate the 1971 Plymouth Cuda design, the E-body Mopar represents the end of the high performance muscle car era, and a…

    A Thrilling Journey into the World of a Custom 1972 Chevy Nova 383 Stroker

    This custom built 1972 Chevy Nova looks very nice and would make a great daily driver for the muscle car enthusiasts. The Straight body with beautiful chrome…

    Exploring the Untamed Dominance of a 1966 Ford Fairlane GT with the Mighty 427 FE Engine

    The 1966 Ford Fairlane is not a factory 427 car, but today probably the best way to own one is to build it. The guy has had…

    Witness the Revival of a 1972 Chevy Nova SS with a Ferocious 350 Small Block Build

    The story of Shawn McMurdy’s 1972 Chevy Nova 350 build is short but for sure an inspiring one. Back in the 90s he built a ’72 Nova…

    Embracing the Beauty of a ’57 Chevy Bel Air with a Thrilling 350 ZZ6 Engine

    Jimmy Dybo is a Chevy enthusiast and owned quite a few classics like ’71 Chevelle, ’70 Monte Carlo and a couple of Novas, but his favourite always…

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *