Daily 70s Spot: Chevy Vega ‘Death Valley’ (1975)

The Chevy Vega could take on Death Valley. Your local highway was another thing entirely.

The Chevy Vega could take on Death Valley. Your local highway was another thing entirely.

“1976 Chevy Vega Dura-Built engine. Built to take it.”

Time to drive our Daily 70s Spot out of the garage. Today we have a commercial for the 1976 Chevy Vega filmed in Death Valley, California. By 1977 the Vega would be out of production. Spot aired in November of 1975.

There seems to be an interest in the ill-fated Vega out there. My previous Vega spot on the Bionic Disco YouTube channel is the second most-popular upload to-date.

Daily 70s Spot #144: ’76 Chevy Vega ‘Death Valley’ Commercial, 1975

Previously on Daily 70s Spot: Bausch & Lomb ‘Soflens’ (1977)

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2 Responses to Daily 70s Spot: Chevy Vega ‘Death Valley’ (1975)

  1. Steve H. says:

    I had a friend in high school who had a Vega. If I remember correctly, one of the problems with the car was that most of the engine components were made of aluminum rather than a stronger metal, thus lots of engine problems.

  2. David Moore says:

    Better than plain ol’ tin foil I guess. Yeah. Here’s a quote: “aluminum-block inline-four engine.”