It takes more than just big block power to turn a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro into a high quality tribute to the almighty Yenko cars. Doing it right means a complete commitment to the aggressive style both inside and out, and a V8 that knows how to intimidate. We don’t have to tell you this because you already recognize it in this coupe.
You already know the Don Yenko story because he and his custom production were such a big legend. And we bet you already know how expensive it is to find a car that was originally modified by the best performance dealer Chevrolet ever had. So to see one in its beautiful factory-correct shade of Cortez Silver should make you a very happy person. After all, those Yenko-specific stripes really pop against all the metallic shine that comes from the professional respray. In fact, even without the correct Yenko tribute components, this would already be a desirable Camaro, thanks to the exceptionally straight body lines and the pristine chrome trim. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this has all the right iconic Camaro pieces, including the blacked-out SS grille, cowl induction hood, front air dam, and D80 rear spoiler.
A true Yenko car comes with a code-711 black bucket seat interior, so a true tribute like this one follows suit. It’s the coupe’s original color as well, and it has been redone so the black looks fantastic on the seats, door panels, and headliner. It also is hard to miss the Yenko Super Car logo upgrade on each headrest. The iconic horseshoe shifter is a cool piece to hold on to even if you’re not trying to bang your own way through the three-speed automatic. But if you are looking to drive this like a performance Yenko, it’s up to the task with a three-spoke sports steering wheel, auxiliary gauges, and an extra large AutoMeter tach mounted next to the original speedo. While these are features for the driver, everyone will enjoy the updated AM/FM/cassette stereo and ice-cold air conditioning running modern R-134a for easier servicing.
We already told you there was serious big block power under the hood, but we bet you didn’t think it looked this good. The 396 cubic-inch V8 is a genuine ’69 Chevy powerplant, and it has been dressed for show duty. This includes the bright air cleaner and valve coves; there’s bold Chevy orange on the block; and all the belts, wires, and hoses are nice and tidy. But more than just looking great, there’s plenty of added performance with features such as the four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer intake, MSD ignition, and long-tube headers. It fires up easily and with a wicked growl out of the Flowmaster dual exhaust. All this power reliably gets to the ground thanks to GM’s stout TH400 three-speed automatic transmission and the 12-bolt rear end with Positraction. Holding the road is easy with features like power steering, front disc brakes, and BF Goodrich T/A radials on each of the cool 15-inch Cragar SS wheels.
Having a nicely built Yenko tribute like this has the advantage of a mean appearance and the power to back it up. Best of all, it looks like a priceless muscle car at a cost that will make it fly out of the showroom. Call now!!