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1971 Chevrolet Vega "Jega" Restomod Hides 454 LSX Surprise With 620 HP

Produced from the 1971 to 1977 model year, the Vega is a mixed bag of opinions depending on who you ask about it. On the one hand, the economy car has tarnished the Golden Bowtie’s reputation with countless issues such as rust. But on the upside, the H-body platform is perfectly suited for restomodding.
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As far as the second opinion is concerned, would you look at this bad boy? Arguably the nicest Vega on sale today, the “Jega” offered by Cruisin’ Classics features a pro-touring makeover topped by a 454 LSX engine.

The 7.4-liter V8 came out of a crate, and since then, it has been driven only 3,732 miles (6,006 kilometers), according to the online listing. LS2-style injectors, an LSXR intake manifold and 102-millimeter throttle body, Holley Dominator engine management, billet fuel rails, MSD coil packs, as well as a custom aluminum radiator are a few of the underhood highlights.

620 crank horsepower is backed by a 4L60-E automatic transmission prepped by Woody’s Hot Rodz in Indiana. The Vega is riding on Art Morrison’s MaxG steel frame with a Watt’s linkage for the rear axle, complemented by Viking springs and double-adjustable shocks in addition to a narrowed Ford 9.0-inch rear end with a Strange posi and 3.70 gearing.

Uncle Ben once said that great power comes with great responsibility, which is why the brakes are 13-inch rotors squeezed by Wilwood four-piston calipers and a Wilwood master cylinder. WELD S71 five-spoke wheels and BFGoodrich g-Force Rival tires are worth mentioning as well.

When it comes to the visual department, well, I know very few people that would say no to gloss yellow and black stripes with red accents. The black-painted chin spoiler contrasts beautifully with the chrome-finish split bumpers, and the interior isn’t too shabby either in my humble opinion.

Black vinyl opens the list of goodies, followed by a TCI Outlaw shifter, bucket racing seats, harnesses, a custom instrument cluster, and a Holley screen to monitor the engine. Last but certainly not in the least, chassis number 141771U290518 is listed at $94,995.



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