1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Clone
To Ford fans, Carroll Shelby is the high-priest of performance.
Chevy loyalists revere a Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, car dealer named
Don Yenko. Yenko had a deserved reputation for driving, building,
and selling dominating Chevrolets, starting in '65 with
well-crafted super Corvairs. He advanced to installing 427ci
Corvette V-8s in '67 and '68 Camaros, performing 118 of the
transplants. These $4,200 ponies ran in the low 13's right off his
And quite as rare, and not nearly as valuable as the original but
this one has some superpower under the hood...a consigner stated
540ci V8 with lots of goodies much like the original. You can even
drive this one every day as it can sit in traffic and god forbid if
something happens just get it fixed. All wrapped up and looking
amazingly just like the original, and when shown with the original
was frequently mistaken for it.
With this unassuming original Camaro look, you may pass it right
by, however upon closer inspection, that Daytona Yellow in
beautiful condition, miles deep and buffed to perfection, sports
some correct Yenko stickers in the form of a Yenko Diamond on the
front of the hood, and dual racing stripes going to the windshield,
ending in a cowl induction hood over top of a 4-barrel Holly carb
directly underneath. Also, a black side spear sticker, starting at
the front quarter, and racing rearward widens at the rear quarter
with more Yenko badging, ending upward framing a rear spoiler.
Noted are some areas of where body filler has been used
particularly on the lower rear quarter panels, around the wheel
well areas. Some rust bubbling is noted in the lower quarters. A
beautiful black vinyl top is on and has nice chromed trimmings
surrounding the glass. Chrome bumpers are excellent, dual poles
peek out from under the rear, and on all 4 corners are 15-inch
Torque Thrust wheels. A note to the grille which is egg crate
style. Also, one slight difference from the original are the
presence of a trio of black and chrome vertical fake vents in front
of each rear wheel well.
Fully restored it is hard to find any fault on this interior. Nice
black door panels have shiny cranks and a nifty rectangular Camaro
badge in the center. Beautiful buckets sporting the SYC logo on the
headrests, draped in black vinyl float in a sea of unmarked nice
black carpet. Racing between the bucket seats is a pristine black
console with a Hurst shifter poking its wand out to stir the gears
and a heads up quad display of gauges to monitor various vehicle
and engine functions. A simple dash hangs above said console and
sports an AM/FM radio, 140mph speedometer, factory tachometer, and
a working clock. A fairly tight headliner hangs above and displays
A consigner stated 540 Cubes made from a Dart Block with a forged
crank, rods and pistons. Hanging on to each side are Iron Eagle
cast iron heads, and on top a GM Winters Foundry intake fed by a
4-barrel Holley 780 CFM carburetor. The transmission is a Muncie
M21 4-speed manual. On the rear is a 12-bolt 3.55 geared Moser pro
comp limited slip differential and Moser 35 Spline axles. Exhaust
is evacuated via a pair of Hooker headers and a stock style
Stunningly clean and beautiful underneath with jet black frame and
floorpans rust free suspension, and like new dual exhaust.
Independent coil springs suspension for the front, and leaf springs
for the rear. Power disc brakes are up front, and power drums are
on the rear.
This car is a handful for sure and compounding that is a gas pedal
with an extremely short throw. So its either slow or fast go and
nearly nothing in-between. The car accelerated at a breakneck pace
and stops nicely. We noted that the horn doesn't work, and radio
reception is astounding.
We want another one just like the other one, and we have both an
original and a clone, very difficult to tell each one from the
other, until you look under the hood! This one with more power, and
slight body molding changes, but a very well-done clone of a Yenko
37-2 Door Sport Coupe
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
637502-Sequential Unit Number
ST 69 12437-1969 Camaro Sport Coupe
BDY N319542-Norwood Body #
PNT 53C-Glacier Blue, Blue Vinyl Top
05A-1st Week May
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barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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