Frame Off Restored Camaro Yenko 427 V8 4 Speed 12 Bolt
- Date correct 427 cubic inch V8
- Borg Warner ST-10 4-speed transmission
- 12 bolt Posi-traction rear end with 3.90 gears
- Correct power disc brakes
- Correct power steering
- Era correct 15 inch American racing Torq Thrust D wheels
- Correct Hugger Orange exterior paint with authentic two-piece Yenko decals
- Original Black Houndstooth upholstery
- Z87 deluxe interior trim
- Authentic X22 big block car
If you were watching the Scottsdale auctions on TV a few months ago you probably saw tributes like this awesome Hugger Orange Yenko Camaro cross the block for rock solid prices. That's because, in a market where investment grade cars and hobby cars are becoming increasingly polar, these high quality recreations are the best way to get the thrill of owning an otherwise unobtainable piece of automotive history. This top notch Yenko tribute is a complete, road ready big block car which features a date correct 427, an original Black Houndstooth interior, correct exterior paint and a fresh nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. If you're one of those buyers who values absolute authenticity, we can certainly accommodate you. But if you're one of the growing number of enthusiasts who wants to actually enjoy the performance, look, and value of the storied Yenko name, this '69 Camaro is your opportunity to forgo the time, headache and six figure cost of building one yourself.
There's no question that the '69 Camaro is one of the best looking muscle cars of all time. Throw in a slick coat of correct GM code 72 Hugger Orange paint and an authentic race-inspired Yenko decal kit, and it becomes one seriously lust-worthy piece of automotive art. Naturally, all this car's top notch eye candy rides on a clean and arrow straight body which presents solid, dent-free panels with better-than-new fit and super narrow gaps. And its rugged two-stage urethane provides the kind of dynamic finish and glossy shine that will emphasize the car's power and attitude for years to come. The result is one high quality head turner which sets the standard for any pony car that dare show its face on the same show field!
As most of you already know, Yenko Camaros were not traditional Super Sport or Rally Sport cars. Instead, they were base model F1s that Don Yenko ordered in batches with various cosmetic trim and appearance upgrades. The exterior of this highly detailed tribute is most similar to the first batch of 50 COPO cars delivered to Yenko Chevrolet in mid-January 1969. At the front of the car, a stainless trimmed and gray painted grille hangs modern halogen headlights above a showroom fresh chrome bumper, crystal clear parking lights and an optional D80 chin spoiler. At the top of that grille, a familiar “Camaro by Chevrolet” emblem fronts a functional ZL2 cowl induction hood which wears bright chrome “427” emblems. And a the sides of that grille, sculpted front fenders carry factory “Camaro” scripts above red, white and blue “Yenko” emblems. At the top of the car, like-new glass is cleared by matte finished wipers, topped by new chrome drip rails and framed by fresh, dent-free stainless trim. And at the sides of the car, standard stainless rocker moldings and straight stainless wheel well trim perfectly complement traditional chrome door handles, a correct chrome driver's side mirror and Yenko optioned Rally Sport rear fender louvers. At the back of the car, an option D80 rear decklid spoiler aligns perfectly with a Yenko optioned satin black rear valence. And clear '69 Camaro exclusive tail lights illuminate a second showroom fresh chrome bumper which hangs between spotless stainless exhaust tips and correctly placed “Yenko” and “427” emblems.
While the exterior of the famed Yenko Camaros is a story all its own, what really made these cars special is what lived between their fenders. Lift this car's bright orange hood and you'll find a date correct iron block 427 which has been restored to a highly accurate, showroom fresh appearance. At the top of that block air flows from a correct open element air cleaner, which is adorned with a new 427 cross-flag decal, into a coated Holley 4-barrel carburetor and a modern aluminum Chevrolet intake manifold. At the sides of that intake, spectacular finned aluminum valve covers hang multi-colored Yenko emblems above fully restored cast iron exhaust manifolds. And at the back of those valve covers, a rebuilt points distributor sends fire through correct Packard TV R Suppression wires. Cooling is provided by a Yenko-spec Harrison heavy duty radiator which sends water through reproduction GM hoses and fresh tower clamps. And, since this Camaro came with factory equipped power steering and power disc brakes, an appropriately tagged Delco Moraine brake booster hangs on the firewall and a correct power steering pump is bolted to the left side of the engine block. Aesthetically, the satin black engine compartment is exceptionally clean, and thus far, hasn't even had enough time to build up a thin layer of dust on the Chevy Orange block. All the car's correct paint daubs, chalk marks and decals are present and accounted for. And details like a tagged Delco Energizer battery, a factory equipped windshield washer tank and a Chevy Orange thermostat housing add the kind of finishing touches that'll make you want to pop the lid every time you park the car.
Although you could get a Yenko with a slushbox, the vast majority were equipped with tough M21 Muncie 4-speeds. And this particular Camaro, which has been upgraded with a virtually indestructible Borg Warner ST-10, spins a correct 12 bolt Posi-traction rear end and tire shredding 3.90 gears via a correctly detailed driveshaft. That rear end hangs on restored leaf springs and brand new shocks which help give the car its crouching stance; and that transmission rides just behind a restored double A-arm front suspension which features fresh shocks, correct factory optioned power steering and correct factory optioned power disc brakes. At the center of the car, a thrill inducing soundtrack roars through a fresh Gardner exhaust system which accurately duplicates the car's original chambered pipes. And at the corners of the car, era correct 15 inch American Racing Torque Thrust D wheels wear a fresh set of E70-15 Goodyear Wide Tread GTs. Even though the bottom of this Camaro has been professionally detailed to include a full set of factory accurate paint daubs, chalk marks and inspection stickers, its fully restored chassis is completely sorted and ready to hit the road. What's not to love about a classic that you can show AND enjoy?
Inside this pristine Yenko tribute, it's 100% Camaro; and that's always a good thing! Original GM code 713 Black Houndstooth upholstery features an OEM feel that simply can't be duplicated by today's best restoration products. An optional Z87 deluxe interior package, which includes unique stainless trimmed door panels, wood grain dash applique and bright pedal trim, amps up the visual appeal. And bold “YSC” headrest decals provide just the right amount of detail to elevate an already impressive cockpit to a whole new level. In front of the driver, a good looking black dash hangs beautifully restored gauges, an electric clock and controls for the cars heater above bright wood grain trim and a correct Delco AM radio. Below that dash, an optional center console props a completely chrome Hurst short throw shifter above great looking wood faced and chrome trimmed accent plates. Below that console like-new black carpet, which is bordered by chrome Fisher Body sill plates and protected by black rubber floor mats, anchors traditional GM lap belts. At the sides of the seats, black deluxe door panels are decorated with excellent looking stainless trim and correct white inlayed "Camaro" emblems. And above the seats a tight black headliner, which retains all of its color, centers a chrome trimmed dome light between fade-free shoulder belts. Connecting the driver to the road is a fully restored factory steering wheel which spins a blue bowtie and great looking wood applique around a factory tilt steering column. And behind the cockpit, an accurately restored trunk holds a correct jack and full-size spare tire between fresh decklid decals and a new houndstooth mat.
If a Super Sport is just too ordinary and you really dig the magical appeal of that storied 4, 2, and 7 number combination, this high quality Yenko is just what you need! Building one to the show-worthy level of this car will cost a lot more than our asking price; and even if you started today, it would be at least a year before it started to resemble a finished car. So why not give in to temptation and let this exclusive Camaro show you exactly what instant gratification is all about!
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