In 1970, General Motors vice president John DeLorean wanted more power for the Chevrolet division's Vega. After five years of development, the Cosworth Vega was born. Sometime that year, somebody in Farmington, Ill. bought Cosworth Vega No. 1,094 of 2,061 cars built that year and promptly stored it away.

After changing hands several times, including in 2000 for $9,500 then again a few years later for $28,600 at a Mecum auction, No. 1094 is again available to a new owner. The eBay Motors Buy-It-Now price from RK Motors of Charlotte, NC is $34,900 – no small ask.

However, this is quite possibly the lowest miles, most pristine 1975 Cosworth Vega extant. The odometer shows only 290 miles, and the satin black paint is all original. Inside, the carpet looks factory fresh, and the engine-turned bezel around the instruments gleams like the day it was born.

Even if you're not a Cosworth Vega fan, check out our gallery for a quick trip back to 1975.


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      mrx19
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ah, the Vega. Pretty much personified the old GM. Introduce a car that's complete crap. Improve it over the years. Then, discontinue it just when it reached respectability. However, by then it reputation was so bad that nobody wanted it. 291 miles - just about due for it's st major service.
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the looks, so much 70's Nova and Camaro in there with a hint a Trans Am in the dashboard to boot. Too bad these cars were so utterly awful that selling something so poorly made today would be a criminal offense. This Vega would be an interesting add to any car collection at $9500 but anything more and yes, that's total crack pipe.
      torqued
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool car. It's a shame it'll never be driven, since putting miles on it would destroy the value.
      Travisty
      • 2 Years Ago
      Crack-pipe. If you drive it (at all), it's value plummets. The *only* thing valuable at all about this car is the fact that it has less than 300 miles on it. If someone wants to store it in a temperature-controlled garage and not actually drive it, be my guest. Not digging it.
      Gamma500
      • 2 Years Ago
      RK of Charlotte, NC ...not the best rep in the resale business here in this(my) area of Carolina....
      vcarr123
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had a 1973 Vega GT 4 speed! Pure junk!! Because of that I will NEVER buy another GM product!!
        EXP Jawa
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vcarr123
        It does seem a bit short sighted to judge any modern company based on what they produced nearly 4 decades ago.
        MONTEGOD7SS
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vcarr123
        Interested in what brand of car you have been driving that has never had a problem, ever.
      csrecord
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can hear it rusting.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honestly, this car is "crack pipe". No way is it worth $34,000 much less $3400. Not one of GM's finest moments.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't sell it! Someone will buy it, stick a big-lock between the frame rails & tub the rear end. It would have been a great car if you could have kept oil in it and make Americans care about a small 4-cyl.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      AJ Haverly
      • 2 Years Ago
      My dad had a vega back in the day and the car saved his life because it was such a piece of ****. He slid on some ice coming to a stop approaching a railroad track and the train only took the front bumper
        protovici
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AJ Haverly
        A Bugatti Veyron would slid on ice into a train as well.
      MrSER
      • 2 Years Ago
      I saw that one when it got sold at the Mecum auction. I think that person realized now that he or she paid too much for it. $28,600? Now he wants a big profit.
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