Thursday, February 6, 2020

1967 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro $330k high bid

1 of 54 Yenko Camaros converted in 1967. Documented with copies of dealer sale and Yenko invoices. Limited chain of ownership. COPO Connection verification letter and certificate. Photo journal of restoration. 427 CI OHV V-8 engine. 450 HP at 5,400 RPM. Muncie M21 close ratio 4-speed manual transmission. Power front disc brakes. Front independent heavy duty suspension with coil springs. Live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs.
Don Yenko was the owner of a Chevrolet dealership in Pennsylvania. Yenko saw demand for a Camaro with the racing L72 engine and began installing the engine into Camaro bodies in 1967. The cars he produced, marketed as the Yenko Super Camaro, are the most sought-after muscle cars in the world.
A Yenko Camaro is the iconic Chevy.
Yenko Camaros are the pinnacle from the high-revvin’ 1960s, and the ones that started it all are examples from 1967, which boasts the highly coveted 427 CI V-8.

Once the cars arrived at Yenko’s dealership, his technicians replaced the short-block with a 427 CI engine.
The cars would then get performance add-ons like a lower gauge package, and a Stewart Warner tachometer and headers.
This example, painted in Deepwater Blue paint, is YS-725 and was converted at a cost of $677.27 in July 1967. The car made high bid of $330k against a $450k to $550k estimate.