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

Price: US $11,700.00 Item location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Vega Cosworth Stroker
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: Z09
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 45,000
  • VIN: 1V77A3U406157
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 2.3 Stroker
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Chevrolet Other Vega Cosworth Stroker

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 64,000 miles and was installed at 41,000 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, mostly stock and original
- Had the car professionally repainted in 2006
- Sold with 40,000 miles

4th Owner Illinois:

- 2008 to 2016, modifications performed
- Installed Cosworth drivetrain, wiring harness, interior and suspension
- Sold with 45,000 miles

5th Owner Pennsylvania:

- Miscellaneous repairs, changes and additions
- Added custom fender badges (removable)
- Added rear valance reflectors and front driving lights
- Fixed transmission leak at speedometer gear seal
- Purchased Linenberger BBB Cosworth T-50 transmission


- 1975 Z09 Cosworth Vega 2.0 liter #1054 had 64,000 miles
- Refreshed/rebuilt with new gaskets, seals, timing belt, etc
- Currently has 4,000 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


- BorgWarner T-50 dogleg 5-speed manual
- New clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing
- Input shaft bearing rattles a little in neutral with clutch out, common complaint on many manuals, operation is normal
- BONUS: Comes with rebuilt Linenberger balanced/blueprinted/bushed 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 common and 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 for $200 to $250 labor)

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
- 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 instrument face


- 45,000 original miles
- Repainted original "chamois" color in 2006 (rate it 8 out of 10)
- NOS taillights
- NOS taillight gaskets (2)
- NOS marker lights
- Clear GT front parking lenses
- New door handles and door mirrors
- New rubber weather seals everywhere (except pop-out quarter windows)
- Yenko Stinger reproduction rear spoiler
- Custom fender badges and stripes
- Rear valance red reflectors
- Front driving lights are not wired and the ones you see in the photos are not included with the sale. These auxiliary lights have sentimental value and will be replaced when the car is sold. I just purchased brand new driving lights that are very similar and will be included with the car.


- Bumpers are original and in good condition but have nicks, scratches, scrapes, dings, etc
- Bottom of fenders and quarters were patched and have a few small blisters where stripe is
- Right rear tire has a slow leak at the bead I believe, needs broken down and resealed
- Everything works except volt gauge and lighter (both disconnected for fire safety purposes)
- AM radio is like-new and correct for car but not wired up (just mounted in dash to look good)


Selling for health reasons (concussion issues). The car is priced to sell. These 1st generation Vega's sell for $4k to $6k in rough condition. It would cost you $20k to build this car not including labor (nice original car + paint + Cosworth donor car + engine work + transmission and parts + suspension + trim parts + all other parts). It comes with owners manuals, shop manual, tech manuals, ownership history, car show display card, a bunch of Cosworth newsletters, car cover and a few extra parts (Linenberger transmission, spare ECM, 2 matching tires, handfull of small parts). I have a clean PA Title in my name ready to be signed and notarized upon payment. Please don't forget to read Terms of Sale below...


Terms of Sale:

FACT: This vehicle is being sold as-is, where is. While I make every effort to disclose every known defect of the vehicle, I cannot possibly mention every minor flaw. Remember this car is 43 years old and partially restored but not perfect. 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.

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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 $1000 is due within 24 hours via PayPal. The remaining balance amount must be paid within 7 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 10 days of sale unless other arrangements are required. Payment in full must be made before the vehicle leaves the premises.