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The Vega was a groundbreaking car for GM when it was introduced in 1971. Badged as a Chevy (and later as the Pontiac Astre), the Vega was actually one of the first true corporate cars. Unfortunately at the divisional level, this meant the H-body was a real orphan. Corporate GM didn't want its divisions messing around with the design, so Chevy's brass let the Vega languish. The notchback (shown here) was rare compared to the hatchback, and is distinguished by its tall, rectilinear greenhouse.