Lot #974 - This beautiful black Yenko Tribute with red stripes and Yenko Super Car badging is powered by a Chevy big block with Hooker competition headers through a Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission. This Yenko Tribute has 14" and 15" matching black Yenko style wheels. Inside features black vinyl interior with "sYc" insignia on the headrests. Power steering and power brakes make driving much easier. In 1957, Yenko set up a performance shop for Chevrolet vehicles. The customers could either order high performance parts or have their car modified by Yenko's mechanics. The first popular aftermarket car made by Yenko came in 1965, in the form of a modified version of the Chevrolet Corvair. Named "The Stinger," these Corvairs were modified with a variety of different body accessories, engine upgrades that produced outputs of up to 240hp, as well as upgrades in steering, transmission, suspension, and posi-traction differentials. A total of 185 Stingers are believed to have been built between 1965 and 1967. In 1967, when Chevrolet began selling the Camaro, Yenko began to modify SS Camaros by replacing the original L78 396cid (6.5 Liter) engine with a Chevrolet Corvette's L72 427cid (7.0 Liter) and upgrade the rear axle and suspensions. He also modified other Chevrolet vehicles like Chevelle and Nova by fitting them with L72 engines. This limited series of cars sometimes began to take the name "sYc" standing for Yenko Super Car) after the graphics found on the hoods and seat rests. This 1970 Nova is a tribute to Don Yenko and the time when performance was king.
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