Everything you need to know to nail down the year, make, model and RPO number are included in this photo. REMINDER: no photo attachments in the comments, please – just make your guess and see what everyone else comes up with.
– Posted on September 9, 2020
1976 Chevy Vega Cosworth, RPO ZO9 🙂
Agreed, Cosworth Vega.
yep stripes nail it
That’s my guess too,
My first thought, as well.
That was my first thought tho the year would have escaped me
The infamous taillight distinguishes it as a 1976. Infamous because the amber turn signal indicator lens is a fake; there’s no bulb behind it and the turn indicator is just the dual-intensity red taillight above it. It’s as if the Vega design team cheaped out every chance they got 🙂
It’s as ifthe Vega design team cheaped out every chance they got.”
There, fixed it for you…
One of my pet peeves is the switch from amber rear turn signals to red. They’re much less visible in some conditions.
1977 Chevy Vega
Y’all are probably right. Looked like a Citroën GS to me.
glad I wasn’t the only one!
There may, or may not, have been also others, who may, or may not, have included myself, but I admit nothing, other than that I did too.
Some weirdburger JPS Special GS, in fact, judging by the colour and stripes.
There’s an era of automotive sheet metal where I can guess the car based on a headrest, a turn indicator, strakes, pin stripes, antenna etc. My wife, now that we’re working our way through all the Rockford Files seasons finds it laughable that I hit pause and point at a small % of louvers and shout Celica!
I can’t / couldn’t / won’t do the same for the current crop of CUVs.
74 Vega GT
1976 Cosworth Vega
Black and gold stripes were trying to say JPS Capri but the light doesn’t…..
Definitely a 1976 Cosworth Vega.
Citroen GS ?
I never get these clues right, but on this one I immediately thought “Vega”. The 70s-80s is my sweet spot for identifying cars and trucks by one small bit.
I must have a case of Malaisadosis.
I wonder what it would be like to drive a Cosworth Vega? They never found their way into the collector car price bubble, so examples can be occasionally found in good shape with low miles. Any buff mag reviews?
Read Ed Stembridge’s article on 1976 Cosworth Vega #2196, a very thorough and informative piece from a one time owner.
I was stumped this morning, but tried again this evening (without looking at any of the other comments) — guessed 1974 Chevy Cosworth Vega! Very close as it turns out!
I can identify cars from the 1980’s to now but always trying to expand my knowledge to older years… but my closest guess based on the light was a Series I/II Jaguar XJ.
I think mentioning “RPO” kind of spoils the challenge as it would apparently zoom the choices down to GM?
Parts of it look like a car and tailight, the rest like gaps, so I’m going with something GM, 1975-2000.
I saw Jaguar XJS right away, but I’m not sure
I thought it was theLancia Beta. Or “sedan” as it was called at some point in the US. Specifically, that 5 door, but that black with the gold stripe does tell the real Cosworth Vega truth.