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
454ci 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 could easily be mistaken for
With this unassuming original Camaro look, you may pass it right
by, however upon closer inspection, that Tuxedo Black 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 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. A beautiful
black vinyl top is on and has nice chromed trimmings surrounding
the glass. Chrome bumpers are excellent, dual pipes peek out from
under the rear, and on all 4 corners are 15-inch polished American
Racing Torque Thrust wheels. A note to the grille which is egg
crate style which is just fab. Also, one slight difference from the
original is 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 and a houndstooth black and white
broadcloth float in a sea of unmarked nice black carpet. Racing
between the bucket seats is a pristine black console with an
automatic shifter poking its wand out to select the gears and a
heads up quad display of gauges to monitor various vehicle and
engine functions. A simple dash hangs with rosewood veneer overlays
is above said console and sports a 140mph speedometer and heater
controls. A fairly tight headliner hangs above and displays
A consigner stated 454 cubes resides under the reverse scooped
hood. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed manual. On the rear is a
12-bolt rear axle. A well restored engine bay that without close
examination could easily be mistaken for a Yenko original.
Stunningly clean and beautiful underneath with jet black frame and
floor pans rust free suspension, and like new dual exhaust with
Flowmaster mufflers. 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.
My crack decoder and I drew straws to get behind the wheel of this
big time muscle clone and I won as usual. Sliding behind the
rosewood steering wheel and allowing the houndstooth cloth to
caress my posterior I was in muscle car heaven. This car is a
handful for sure but in a smile inducing way. The car accelerated
at a breakneck pace and stopped nicely. All functions were working
properly at the time of our drive.
A very well-done clone of a Yenko Camaro with the added bonus of an
automatic transmission so daily driving isn't out of the question.
You better hurry up and make your move and this one won't last long
and will soon be adorning another muscle car lover's garage. Oh
Santa, I'd like to amend my wishlist.
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
696268-Sequential Unit Number
ST 69 12347-1969 Camaro 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY NOR139937-Norwood Body #
TR 727-Black & White Standard Vinyl Buckets
PNT 57E-Fathom Green, Parchment Vinyl Top
10A-1st Week October Build
X44-Non SS/Non Z28
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
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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