Pontiac Astre hatchback, lso called a Vega by some. Image specifications: Resolution: 3848×2579 @ 72×72 DPI 135.75×90.98cm Filesize: 8.36 MB; Added by: Cadillac, 4 months ago; Picture status: Accepted. Add to Favorites More. Offered By: Classic Auto Showplace Advertiser since 2000. Production was later switched from an old warehouse in suburban Detroit to a factory beside the Lordstown Vega/Astre plant. A budget "S" series was added during 1975. PONTIAC ASTRE 1976-1977 Ezzy Lift brand lift supports are direct, top quality OEM replacement prop rods for the Rear and rear Tailgate, hatch, liftgate, window glass and trunk supports for your vehicle. 1971-77 Chevy Vega 1975-77 Pontiac Astre Hatchback Rear Quarter Window Seals. An estimated 3,000 Lil Wide Track Astres were ordered by dealerships. 1975 Pontiac Astre GT Hatchback Coupe Postcard Brochure Excellent Original 75. More than 267 changes were made including new High-energy electronic ignition system and a catalytic converter. In 1968 GM chairman James Roche announced that General Motors would produce a new mini-car in the U.S. in two years. Standard in the Astre and Sunbird, they were the first GM vehicles to utilize the engine which was widely used into the 1990s. $171.59 ☛free Shipping☚ ☛free Shipping☚ 1971-73 Chevy Vega★solid Rear Bumper★az Parts. The Astre shared the aluminum-block 2.3 liter inline-four engine with the Vega through 1976, while the final 1977 models used Pontiac's all-iron 2.5 liter inline-four engine. $169.98. The Pontiac Astre is a subcompact automobile that was produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors. A revised rear panel on notchback and hatchback models had new Firebird-styled taillights and ventilation grills were eliminated on trunk and hatch lids. ", Car and Driver in a February 1977 Pontiac Astre road test, Don Sherman said, "The Astre is the Vega-polished and refined and significantly improved, but still a Vega in perhaps its ultimate state of development..It remained for Pontiac to do what Chevrolet probably should have done in the first place: the substitution of the marvelous old Chevy II cast-iron four-cylinder econo-motor for the much-troubled aluminum-block Vega engine. Vegavairbob/Chevy Vega sweeps 2010 New England Concours D' Elegance presented by Hemmings Motor News t, Vegavairbob/40 Year Old Survivor-1971 Chevy Vega, Vegavairbob/1973 Vega GT Video - CarDomain/Castrol EDGE Contest Winner, Vegavairbob/1973 Vega GT in Motor Trend Classic - Fall 2010, Vegavairbob/Mad Men land the Chevy Account - will promote the XP-887 (Chevy Vega), https://chevyvega.fandom.com/wiki/Pontiac_Astre?oldid=11335, 1975 Panel Delivery - 131 (included in 1975 Total). The SJ Hatchback and SJ Safari Wagon models feature soft nylon upholstery, cut pile carpeting, padded and cloth covered door panels, and a fabric headliner, plus rally instruments, the higher-output two barrel engine, four-speed or automatic (over a three-speed manual) gearbox and radial tires. Minimal to no rust. A rebadged variant of theChevrolet Vega, it was introduced in Canada for the 1973 model year and sold there exclusively through 1974. "Considering the fact that the sole powerplant for the Astre is the noisy and asthmatic SOHC 140 cid inline four-cylinder Vega engine, we had expected our test car to have a four-speed manual gearbox, but it wasn't meant to be: like almost everything else in California these days, our test Astre had an automatic transmission." The 1975 Astre, introduced in the United States September 1974, gave U.S. Pontiac dealers a needed fuel efficient subcompact. Essentially a re-badged Chevrolet Vega, the Astre was introduced in Canada for the 1973 model year, sold there exclusively through 1974. It was available only in Canada in 1973 & 1974, but became available at U.S. Pontiac dealers for the 1975 model year. The Hatchback Coupe featured a lower roofline and a fold-down rear seat. It is kind of cool how the Vega Kammback and Astre Safari lived on past the demise of the Vega and Astre as part of the 1978 and 79 Chevrolet Monza S and Pontiac Sunbird lines. 3) , model year 1974, version for North America Canada (up to September) manufactured by Pontiac in USA ; 3-door hatchback body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox The last-of-the-line 1977s were treated to Pontiac's new 151 cu in "Iron Duke" inline-four engine. $24,995. The engine features an aluminum-alloy cylinder block and cast-iron cylinder head with a single overhead camshaft (OHC). The Sunbird Safari wagon continued for its final year with a revised vertical styled grill. The Astre was cancelled with the Vega at the end of the 1977 model year. ", Car and Driver in a 1975 Pontiac Astre SJ review, Don Sherman said, "For $180 over the price of a Vega, the Astre features upgraded interior trim-primarily the items for which Chevrolet charges $134 in their custom interior. The 2.3L engine, named Dura-built 140, received improved cooling and durability refinements, and a 5 years/60,000 mile warranty. It added a little over $400 to the price of the Astre but dealers felt the difference in looks was worth the price. $5.99. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Astre. Rear wheel drive, AC, manual windows and door locks. A revised rear panel on notchback and hatchback models had new Firebird-styled taillights and ventilation extractor grills were eliminated on trunk and hatch lids. Dubbed the 'Lil Wide Track, it was the creation of Jerry Juska of Dymar to help with lackluster Astre sales. "But help is on the way: Pontiac engineers are redeveloping the old Chevy II cast-iron four as a proper future engine for the Astre, and this car is scheduled to get Monza's trailing-beam rear suspension in 1976. The 1974 model year brought the only major body design changes, due to revised front and rear 5 mph (8.0 km/h) bumper standards-A slanted header panel with a new split grill and recessed headlamp bezels complement the larger, front 5 mph aluminum bumper. To the extent that the progeninitor of the lot is the Vega, they are all variations on its theme, and since none of the B-O-P boys market a Monza-car and a Vega-car, we decided that a comparison test was in order." The Sunbird Safari wagon, a re-badged Astre Safari wagon, continued for the 1978–'79 model years. The package components were later offered as a dealer installed kit. it has a semi-auto turbo 350 transmission. Also the Astre's interior trim was judged more plush than Vega's." Car description 1977 Pontiac astre THIS car is FAST.. Not for the beginning driver!This car was restored to about an 7 1/2 out of 10 It runs and drives great it has a Chevy 383 stroker with a 350 turbo trans built to hold 600hpIt also has a 3000 stall converter to build the power off the line! 1976 Pontiac Astre (Vega) 2014 New Lunati 501C1 Solid Roller Cam - Duration: ... 1978 Olds Starfire Hatchback Red DayBchSpeedway032413 - Duration: 2:33. The level of finish and overall quality was about equal in both, so inevitably, the final decision—which is best?—must come down to subjective considerations. Pontiac's own small car program had been rejected. Buy used Rare 1977 Pontiac Astre Formula 100% original 53812 original miles not firebird in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, for US $14,500.00 A budget "S" series was added during '75. Both the cylinder block and cylinder head are cast-iron. Research 1976 Pontiac Astre 2 Door Hatchback prices, used values & Astre 2 Door Hatchback pricing, specs and more! The 1974 Astre Hatchback GT from Pontiac was their Canadian built small economy car (which was a Vega with Pontiac trim) available only in Canada from 1973 to 1974, but was then brought to the US in 1975. It was a corporate car, not a divisional one. It's not enough to make it a modern, efficient subcompact—the weight gains are irreversible—but improvements will sharpen the Astre's personality as a nicely appointed little car with great gas mileage. 1979 Pontiac Sunbird Safari Wagon. A slanted header panel with a new split grill and recessed headlamp bezels complement the larger, front 5-mph aluminum bumper. The body received extensive anti-rust improvements. 1974 Pontiac Astre Hatchback The 1974 model year brought the only major body design changes, due to revised front and rear 5 mph (8.0 km/h) bumper standards-A slanted header panel with a new split grill and recessed headlamp bezels complement the larger, front 5 mph aluminum bumper. This might seem like a silly question to some, but it’s actually more common than you might think. Built on the H-body platform, the car was available in hatchback, notchback, wagon, and panel delivery body styles. The Astre was cancelled with the Vega at the end of the 1977 model year. The Pontiac Division was given its own version of the Vega for the Canadian market, named Astre for the 1973 model year. A modest facelift included a revised grill. A Panel delivery based on the wagon was sold through the 1975 model year. Front and rear license plate brackets were relocated and a larger rear 5 mph aluminum bumper was used increasing the overall length three inches compared to the 1973 models. RARE - 75 Pontiac Astre 2 door coupe hatchback - all original 140 cubic inch 4 cylinder motor, 1 bbl carburetor, 250 turbo hydra-matic automatic transmission. 1974 Pontiac Astre Hatchback GT & Safari Station Wagon (Canada) The Astre was a Chevy Vega with Pontiac trim. 1974 Pontiac Astre Hatchback GT & Safari Station Wagon (Canada) The Astre was a Chevy Vega with Pontiac trim. TN car - previous owner had it since 1993 in Columbia, TN. The Astre used the Vega 140-cid (2.3-liter) inline-4 engine through 1976. Juska took his ideas to Dave Landrith of Motortown Corporation specializing in custom auto work. The Astre debuted in the U.S. for the 1975 model year competing with other domestic and foreign subcompact cars including the Mercury Bobcat and Toyota Corolla. Its lightweight aluminum engine was easy on gas. The body received extensive anti-rust improvements. It debuted in the U.S. for the 1975 model year, competing with other domestic and foreign subcompacts that included the Mercury Bobcat and Toyota Corolla. The majority were built in the United States at Lordstown Assembly in Lordstown, Ohio. Sitting for 26 years, air interior. Shipping and handling. "Introduced to the American consumer in the fall of 1970, the car has undergone substantial changes, but even in last year's confused market situation, it was obvious that a new configuration was necessary to fill the up-market needs of the potential Vega buyer who was less than enthusiastic about the car's basic styling and appointments. 1974-77 models have first generation Firebird-styled taillights on the Notchback and Hatchback. The Pontiac Sunbird is a small car manufactured and marketed by Pontiac over two generations.. Standard in the Astre and Sunbird, they were the first GM vehicles to utilize the engine which was widely used into the 1990s. "Everything you're likely to rub against, in fact, has the plush, expensive feel of a Ventura SJ or even a Grand Prix SJ. 1971-77 Chevy Vega Sedan 1975-77 Pontiac Astre Coupe Rear Quarter Window Seals. The chassis received the new Pontiac Sunbird's upgraded components including the box-section front cross-member, larger rear brakes and torque-arm rear suspension, replacing the four-link design, and effectively eliminating wheel-hop on rough roads. Astre's French to English meaning - Star, Road Test April 1975, "Varations On A Vega Theme"—The Chevrolet Vega (Pontiac Astre) and Monza (Buick Skyhawk) meet head to head in GM's marketplace...which will win?—Chevrolet Vegas are everywhere; like the Volkswagen Beetle or the Model T, they have become cult cars, accounting for a very large slice of the domestic small-car market pie." Juska took his ideas to Dave Landrith of Motortown Corporation specializing in custom auto work. 2 Door Coupé: 124 in. It debuted in the U.S. for the 1975 model year, competing wi.. The Pontiac Astre is a subcompact automobile that was marketed by Pontiac as a rebadged variant of the Chevrolet Vega. The result was the Monza, which uses a slick body and Vega mechanical components to create its image. Jack R 13,357 views. The Astre features Pontiac's trademark split grill, emblems and steering wheel with an upgraded interior trim to help differentiate itself from the Chevrolet Vega. Power brakes and a tilt steering wheel were new options. U.S. Pontiac dealers finally had a subcompact to sell when the Astre made its U.S. debut for the 1975 model year. General Motors, recognizing a real trend in the falling sales of big cars, then decided to use the Vega/Monza concept to its fullest and and market a small car in three of its divisions based on either the Vega or the Monza, creating the Oldsmobile Starfire and Buick Skyhawk. The first generation was marketed as a subcompact hatchback, wagon and coupe (1976–1980) — as a badge engineered variant of the Chevrolet Monza.. Astres were also built at the GM of Canada plant Sainte-Thérèse Assembly in Quebec. Astres were confined to a single series for 1976, but they were refined with extensive engine, chassis, and body integrity improvements. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The chararteristic shake and rattle that erupts from the aluminum four could only be the song of a Vega, no matter how carefully it has been orchestrated by Pontiac." Built on the H-body platform, Astre's two-door model range included a Hatchback coupe, Notchback sedan, Safari wagon, and Panel delivery. It shared the Vega's aluminum-block 2.3 liter inline-four engine through 1976, while the final 1977 models used Pontiac's all-iron 2.5 liter inline-four engine. wb: V8 cyl. Not 100% mint but very nice showroom used condition. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Pontiac Astre 1975 Pontiac Astre GT 2 door Hatchback Coupe Dealership Showroom Cardboard Poster. And here, despite the $400 price difference, we had to come down on the Skyhawk's side." The "Formula" option was also introduced for the Astre's final year, which included the handling package, chrome valve cover, three-piece spoiler, Formula T/A steering wheel and special decals. Rear wheel drive, AC, manual windows and door locks. 1972 Pontiac Ventura. 1977 models featured Pontiac's 151-cid (2.5-liter) inline-4 engine with a cast-iron block and head with overhead valves (OHV). A GT package option for the hatchback and Safari wagon combined the lower-line interior with the SJ's performance and handling features. 68. Sliding in and starting the engine was a revelation because its so quiet and smooth compared to the Vega. Bad luck :( This site, like most others, needs JavaScript to function properly. The package components were later offered as a dealer installed kit. it has a trans brake and line lock. The brake system features front disc brakes with solid rotors, and rear drum brakes. Measures 20 1/2" x 17 1/2". 1975 Astre Li'l Wide Track Hatchback Coupe. 6 0. 1975 Pontiac Astre; 1975 Pontiac Astre Hatchback Coupe; All pictures; 1975 Pontiac Astre Hatchback Coupe. Dubbed the 'Lil Wide Track, it was the creation of Jerry Juska of Dymar to help with lackluster Astre sales. Astres were confined to a single series for 1976, but they were refined with extensive engine, chassis, and body integrity improvements. Sitting for 26 years, air interior. Original AM radio, 4 lug 13" wheels, 1 new tire on left rear. You also have the opportunity to go one big step up in luxury if you choose the SJ line which is available in hatchback and wagon body styles." Both the cylinder block and cylinder head are cast-iron. std: Safari: 4 Door Stn Wgn 9 Psgr Copyright © 2001-2020 en.pontiac-club.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Astre. Built on the … 1967 Pontiac LeMans. It has steel panels in place of the rear-side glass, and an additional enclosed storage area. Pontiac 1975. it has a chevy 400 small block thats been bored. 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