GROUND THUMPING 454 BIG BLOCK, SLICK CANDYAPPLE PAINT, 4 SPEED, YENKO TRIBUTE
This 1969 Chevelle SS is bound to attract a lot of potential suitors thanks to its awesome combination of handsome good looks with a Yenko twist, a big block under the hood, and a 4-speed manual transmission that makes it a blast out on the open road.
Finished in what appears to be Candyapple Red in place of the original LeMans Blue, this Yenko tribute certainly looks the part of one of the era's most potent street cars. The body and paint were restored a few years ago, and it's clear that someone has taken exceptional care of the car ever since. Sure, it's been driven, because no man can resist the siren song of a big block and a manual transmission, but it has also been carefully washed and waxed, leaving a beautiful, smooth finish. The red paint is simply gorgeous in person, deep and rich, and with bright white Yenko stripes on top, this is a car that's impossible to ignore. There is a correct white vinyl top that's in great shape and all the chrome has been polished up so it glitters like it's fresh from the showroom. However, it isn't until you see it in person that you get a full appreciation for how nice this car really is.
Inside it's the same story. Like the bodywork, the seats were upgraded from frumpy to fantastic with fresh seat covers and correct sYc decals on the headrests (yes, decals were how Yenko did it). The black seats were probably recovered when the car was repainted, and show very little wear today. A three-spoke steering wheel is original equipment and in surprisingly good shape, and the gauges appear to be the originals, which are just now starting to show their age. Fortunately, there's an auxiliary set of gauges under the dash to help out and a Hurst shifter atop the 4-speed gearbox, complete with cue ball knob. Like many performance-oriented machines, there is no radio, but that only means that it's ready for anything you can imagine, from a stock AM buzzbox to a state-of-the-art entertainment system that will draw a crowd at shows. The trunk is quite clean, showing none of the usual issues and wearing correct spatter-finish paint, so you'll have no worries about this car when you take it home.
The engine is a thumping 454 cubic inch big block that has been nicely dressed in a proper coat of Chevy Orange and lots of chrome. Chrome valve covers with correct Yenko emblems and an open-element air filter give it a flashy look, and the Edelbrock intake and Quick Fuel 4-barrel carburetor ensure that it runs even better than it looks. Clearly lots of money was spent under the hood, because the inner fenders are beautifully finished, the big aluminum radiator looks like it belongs there, and the serpentine belt drive system ensures reliability. Long-tube headers feed a new dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers with turn-downs just ahead of the rear axle. With seemingly endless reserves of big block torque, this Chevelle is a blast to drive, and there's something special about running your vintage muscle car through the gears of a period 4-speed gearbox that makes it so special. The 12-bolt rear end doesn't mind the LS6 levels of horsepower churned out by the big block, and you'll be pleased with just how clean it is underneath. Classic Torque Thrusts now wear staggered 245/40/18 front and 275/35/20 rear Nitto radials that stuff the wheel wells perfectly and give it a more modern look.
This '69 Chevelle represents the rare opportunity to own a vintage muscle car you can drive without worries. Fast and fun, it's ready to rock today!
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
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- Body Color
- Candy Apple Red
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- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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