YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, November 26, 2011
“Mother, there’s something wrong with the front of this Chevy Vega!” No Father, there’s nothing wrong with the front of this car, it’s something from the “You Don’t See One of These Every Day” department — the 1973 Pontiac Astre. Available only in Canada, as were many GM, Ford, and Chrysler products through the years, the Astre gave Pontiac dealers a car to do battle in the sub-compact market. The Astre, other than the front grille and badging, was basically a Vega with a bit nicer trim level. The U.S. market would get is own Astre beginning in model year 1975. You can view the original ’73 Astre brochure here.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know
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