Recently Manchester NH had their annual car show, where they close off the main street on Saturday and allow only hot rods and customs, who pay a fee to “show” their cars. One car there this year was a red 1972 Vega with a V8 in it. The frame was hand made, with the body integrated into it via welding. I talked with the owner for awhile, and he said he’d bought the car decades ago along with Thrush side pipes and it had sat in storage for many years awaiting rebuilding.
The car had a rear lip spoiler and a front chin spoiler exactly like those I had on my '72 Vega. He also commented that it had mounte din its dashboard am oil gage, which I had mounted in my dash. I’ve recently gotten to thinking, since mine was the only Vega I’d ever seen with that rear spoiler on it and the only one I’ve ever seen with that two part chin spoiler (I’d purchased both from JC Whitney), and since it had an owner-mounted oil gage in the dash, and since it was in Manchester NH, the very place I traded mine in in '76, could it be my old Vega?
On the one-in-a-million chance that the Vega’s owner reads this forum, I’ll present the question; was your Vega Mohave Gold (a copperish gold color) when you got it? Did it have evidence of having been “keyed” all the way down the driver’s door and repaired with a bottle-type touchup paint? Did you buy it in the southern NH area?
If the answers to these questions is yes, I’d love it if you’d post back. There’s an excellent chance that I was the original owner of that Vega, and I’d really enjoy talking.