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Stuffing 427 cubic inches into just about anything is guaranteed to make for an entertaining ride, but when it's a 1969 Camaro and you dress it up like an all-conquering Yenko, then you've really got something special. Built with an eye towards accuracy, this Yenko tribute is a highly correct representation of one of the most potent muscle cars of all time.
We don't have room to go into the Don Yenko story here, but suffice to say that his creations are some of the most treasured of all '60s performance machines. But without a half-million or so dollars to spare, you've probably decided that you'll never have one. Well, here's your chance to pick up a beautifully finished Camaro that will run with some seriously fast hardware. You won't sneak around, thanks to the screaming yellow paint job and black Yenko graphics, but you can rest assured that every eye will be on you as you roll into the local cruise night parking lot. The guys with the fast cars will look away, because they know that cars like this hand out beatings on a regular basis, and the exhaust note will tell them this one is more than just a pretty face. With a cowl induction hood and a ducktail spoiler, it looks the part, but far more importantly, it can back it up.
GM's houndstooth buckets are some of the most stylish of the era, and those in this coupe have been fully restored to as-new condition. The sYc decals on the headrests (yes, that's how Yenko did it) are gray to tie it all together, and the execution is just like they would have done it in '69. There's no weight-adding center console, just an industrial-strength 4-speed shifter sticking out of the transmission tunnel. The original gauges cover the basics, along with a low-mounted tachometer and a pair of auxiliary gauges ahead of the shifter. New carpets, fresh door panels, and a taut headliner are all expertly installed, and someone has even seen fit to keep the original AM radio in the dash. The rust-free trunk offers a fresh trunk mat, but precious little else to dull performance.
But the real reason you want this Yenko is under the hood: a giant tire-shredding 427 CI block has been professionally and painstakingly rebuilt to emulate the 427 cubic inch V8 specs you would have found in this car, if ordered from Yenko. Dressed in period duds, it wears Chevy Orange, chrome, and rubber like few other powerplants can. Yenko decals have been fitted to the big block valve covers, and details like the hoses and clamps are authentic reproductions. Long-tube headers were a common addition back in the day, and on this car they exhale through a reproduction dual exhaust system that sounds right without being too aggressive. Floors are spotless, and the heavy-duty 12-bolt rear is up to the task of planting the power. Period-correct Torque Thrust wheels wear 235/60/15 BFG radials that fill the wheelwells.
Someone has already invested heavily in this car's build, and it would probably be impossible to duplicate for the asking price. Call us today!
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- Vinyl Interior
- Power Brakes
- AM Radio
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