We all know Don Yenko knew how to get the meanest machines that
weren't even on the regular menu at GM. That's why it's exciting to
see this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Tribute. It's an exceptionally
detailed restoration, and it's so fresh that the 12-mile odometer
represents its mileage since completion! So since they took the
extra time and investment to make such a detailed car, you should
take the extra time looking over the big block power,
four-on-the-floor, and fresh components that let you know what it
feels like to drive one of Don's cars right off the lot.
Hugger Orange is the kind of color that gets noticed. It was
available across the Chevy lineup in 1969, but it was really mostly
reserved for the power cars. So when you see the boldness at any
car show, it immediately gets your heart racing. This only gets
better on such a freshly restored coupe where the iconic color has
such a high-gloss radiance that it can be spotted from across a
parking lot. So don't be surprised if this car feels like it has
its own gravity when you take it to cars & coffee. Plus the Yenko
cars had the best stripes around. Up front, it showcases the
functional cowl hood while also looking like it's pointing the car
forward. And the side stripes get thicker at the rear to remind you
where the power meets the pavement. More than just the mean-looking
Yenko S/C style, take some time to look at the full restoration.
The fit of the panels, completeness of the trim, the cleanliness of
the glass, and the mirror-like glow of the bumpers make a build
that's ready for a photo shoot from the moment you hit the streets.
You may notice that this has been prepped for Yenko fender badges.
It's a readily available component that reminds you about how fresh
this is, and it even needs some final prep pieces completed. And as
you look over the full package, you'll be impressed by their level
of thoughtfulness. For example, some of the best Yenko cars came
with American Racing Torq Thrust D wheels. Not only do you have
these here, but they also sit on classic-style Goodyear Polyglas
raised white letter tires. And the whole package has a clean style
that can make your garage feel like the Yenko showroom.
The interior has that ideal power car feeling. Everything looks
clean, black, and fresh, including the door panels, carpeting, and
dash panel. It looks like a detailed restoration, right down to the
gauges that look as clear as day one. There's also something else
here that Yenko fans love to see: a weight-saving diet. Yenko's
COPO cars deleted everything they possibly could to be the
lightest, fastest, and meanest cars on the streets. So there was no
air conditioning, vanity mirrors, center consoles, or anything else
that was nice for passengers but ate away at the driving
experience. Instead, a Yenko car focused on getting you to bond
directly with the car through the grip of the steering wheel and
the crisp action of the Hurst shifter.
The engine bay is stuffed with big block power. You'll love
spotting the details, like the Yenko decals, polished valve covers,
and classic Delco battery topper. All the detailed work is easy to
see because the motor is just as fresh as the rest of the build.
The pan around the air grabber helps seal this to the fresh air
cowl hood, and the cooler air delivers more power to the
four-barrel carburetor. This sits atop a correct-style GM Winters
intake. It all helps add extra power and rumble to the year-correct
396 cubic-inch V8. This has been built to be a power car, and so
the four-speed manual transmission is ideal to keep you in firm
control. Plus, power steering, power brakes, and front discs are
good for performance driving or afternoon cruising.
Fresh, bold, and powerful, this one knows how to present a Yenko
spirit. So if you're looking for a legend, call today!