1970 CHEVROLET NOVA YENKO DEUCE COUPE - 178572 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #2054 1970 CHEVROLET NOVA YENKO DEUCE COUPE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/178572/178572_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #2054   1970 CHEVROLET NOVA YENKO DEUCE COUPE
Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 2054
Year 1970
Make CHEVROLET
Model NOVA YENKO
Style DEUCE COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 114270W352754
Exterior Color SILVER
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 350
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #2054 - One of 175 built and one of 25 with a silver, Code 14 exterior, according to Super Chevy magazine. Powered by a Z/28 Camaro LT1 Corvette 350 engine, a Muncie 4-speed manual, F41 sport suspension and a 12-bolt differential with a 4.10:1 posi-traction. The vehicle has the correct drivetrain and the correct numbers. As a young man back in the 1950s and 1960s, Don Yenko learned the Chevrolet car and truck industry from his father, a very successful man in the industry. Both Yenkos liked Chevrolet performance, and road racing was Don's forte. Knowing how to manipulate the almost unknown factory Central Office Production Order (COPO) program, he first ordered some special '65 Corvairs, named them Yenko Stingers, and went road racing with customers and friends alike. Today, they are legendary. His name is also legendary in Camaro, Chevelle and Nova camps by creating some of the baddest rides on the streets in the late '60s. In 1970, the Clean Air Act of 1970 changed the direction of Yenko's creations. This new national legislation, combined with ultra-high-cost performance car insurance woes, made Don Yenko counter with the 1970 LT1 Z/28 350-powered Yenko Deuce Nova. It was a COPO, and it was advertised as a "mini muscle car." It supposedly flew under the performance car insurance premium radar. Total '70 Yenko Deuce sales were said to be 175 according to Super Chevy magazine. The car features a Z/28 Camaro LT1 Corvette 350 engine, a Muncie 4-speed manual, F41 sport suspension and a 12-bolt differential with a 4.10:1 posi-traction. Rally wheels without trim rings were also part of the base package. The car is also listed in the Yenko Registry as Stock #87 with an order date of 8-27 and a site date of 9-3. The originating dealer was Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, PA. It was then transferred to Central Motors in Hamilton, OH. This car has been re-bodied.
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