1970 CHEVROLET NOVA YENKO DEUCE COUPE - 70620 Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #1276.1 1970 CHEVROLET NOVA YENKO DEUCE COUPE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/70620/70620_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1276.1   1970 CHEVROLET NOVA YENKO DEUCE COUPE
Auction Scottsdale 2009
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
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Lot 1276.1
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 #1276.1 - 1 of 175 built and 1 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 1950's and 1960's, 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 60's. 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. This Yenko Nova comes out of the Gary Holub Yenko Collection. Gary has owned 44 Yenkos. There are 17 items of documentation on this Yenko Nova including Don Yenko Inventory List, COPO Connection Certificates, owner's registrations and a portion of the Build Sheet. 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. From the Gary Holub Collection. This car has been rebodied.
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