Don Yenko was in the high-performance Camaro business the
old-fashioned wayhe bought stock automobiles and modified them. But
in 1969 Yenko used his clout with GM to subvert the Central Office
Production Order system to his advantage. The result was a line of
factory-built 427 Camaros and 427-powered Chevelle sister cars.
Yenko added black or white vinyl side and hood graphics headrests
with the SYC logo Yenko emblems on the fenders and taillamp panel
and offered accessories like a Stewart Warner 970 transistorized
tachometer (some later cars used the factory in-dash tach) with
accessory water temperature oil pressure and amp gauges; optional
cast 15x6 Atlas wheels or exhaust headers.The stuff that came from
GM in the Central Office Production Order Camaro package (and the
Chevelle) was stout to say the least. Under the cowl induction hood
was a 427 engine rated at 425hp by GM or 450hp by Yenko. The L72
used a four-bolt-main cast-iron block a forged crankshaft
solid-lifter camshaft 11:1 compression rectangle-port heads with
2.19 intake and 1.72 exhaust valves an aluminum intake and a Holley
carburetorSince completion the car has won several awards and
accolades. It received the Gold Spinner award in 2008 and the Chevy
Vettefest scoring a 995 out of 1000 possible points. In 2012 it was
invited to take part in the muscle car and Corvette Nationals Yenko
display featuring roughly 65 cars and received the Celebrity Pick
Award. In 2013 this Yenko was invited to the Barrington Concours
dElegance were it won Best Restoration and was one of three
finalists for Best Car in Show. This car was also featured in
Muscle Car Review in the fall of 2013 and was shown proudly as the
cover car. This Yenko still presents itself in outstanding
condition and is still as fresh looking as the day it was
completed. Don't miss this opportunity to own what might be the
best 1969 Yenko Camaro in the world!
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Location:Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Exterior Color:Hugger Orange
Interior Color:Black Vinyl
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