Deciding what to do with leftovers isn’t just a problem when you have half a turkey left after Christmas, or half a plate of cold chicken wings left after Superbowl Sunday. No, it can happen even to the biggest enterprises, like car makers! A perfect example of this happened when the Vega ceased production at the end of 1977, but Chevy had a bunch left over.
Unlike with the food situation, you just can’t make Vega Casserole and hope someone eats it. But GM did the next best thing; they slapped a Monza nose on the Vega hatchbacks that were left and called them the “Monza S”. Uninspiring sales followed this uninspired feat, and eventually the Monza S was lost to history. Nearly. Thankfully, though, MPC gave us one for the history books!