1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO YENKO 2 DOOR COUPE - 162752Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #1326 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO YENKO 2 DOOR COUPEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/162752/162752_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1326 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO YENKO 2 DOOR COUPE
Lot #1326 - This is one of the finest examples of a Yenko Camaro in the world. This car was in the group of Yenkos ordered with power steering and was delivered to Grossman Chevrolet in Minneapolis. This award winning Fathom Green Yenko Camaro was restored by renowned restoration expert Frank Payne of Flying A Restoration in Omaha, NE. Of the 201 1969 Camaros ordered by Don Yenko only 30 featured the Hurst Dual Gate automatic transmission. All the important and hard to find components are there, the CX Turbo 400 is original and was completely rebuilt and the case was refinished to bare aluminum, the original BE Code 4.10 rear is under the car and was rebuilt. Upon opening the rear, Mr. Payne found the special posi-traction unit and high impact gears still inside, the gears were dated '69. The original block was not in the car, yet the major hard to find components like the 499 distributor and 837 alternator were on the car. Mr. Payne installed a standard bore 512 short block from a '69 435hp Corvette. The engine was rebuilt with all original GM parts. TRW forged 11:1 pistons were installed. The block was decked, proper broach marks were put on the block and the original numbers were stamped by an NCRS judge both on the deck and by the filter pad. All the engine components are correct and dated properly including the 4346 Holley carburetor and the smog pump, which also has dated hose clamps. The original Dual Gate Hurst shifter resides in the car as are the original Stewart Warner gauges. All of these items were restored along with the car. Every nut and bolt on the car if not original was replaced with the correct ones and refinished. Every component is restored including unseen items like the window regulators. When the car was finished it was shown at the World of Wheels where it won Outstanding Restored. It has been Best of Show class winner several times. It was also shown in the Supercar Showcase at Vettefest in McCormick Place, Chicago where we won the Top Gun award and a Gold Spinner. The Top Gun is extremely hard to win as that is for the best restored car in the show. The Gold Spinner is only given to cars scoring 980 points out of 1,000 or better. The Yenko scored 995. This car was verified as an original Yenko by Ed Cuneen of the COPO Connection and Vince Emmi of Minneapolis. All Yenko serial numbers are in the public domain and are posted. This car appears on those lists.
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