Chevy Vega

The Chevy Vega was designed to be shipped vertically, in the node down position, by specially built railcars around the USA. The Vega was hugely popular when it was introduced in 1970 however it quickly earned a reputation for unreliability, rust, safety issues and lousy engine durability.

Some detractors felt that the shipping method may have played a role however Chevrolet engineers point out that they did design the car to be shipped vertically with baffles to prevent oil entering the cylinders, modified battery filler caps and a windshield washer bottle fitted at 45 degrees.

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