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First Camaro delivered to Yenko going to auction
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:55:58 AM »
 Hey guys, check this out!  First '67 Camaro delivered to Don Yenko is going to Mecum Auction.
http://www.mecum.com/lot-detail.cfm?lot_id=DA0914-193765&utm_source=emv&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DA0914-S114
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Re: First Camaro delivered to Yenko going to auction
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 12:00:16 AM »
new Camaros owned 68 and 69 Z-28. new Corvettes owned 59,62,63,64,65,66,97,99 02,05 and 08.

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Re: First Camaro delivered to Yenko going to auction
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 05:23:48 AM »
The 67 is just a clone, IMO. Nothing indicates it was anything special.

The 68 - neat article. Haven't heard that it's done.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 12:11:19 PM »
There is quiet a bit of "creative interpretation" on that build but that 1967 Camaro vin is on a list of 107 "Yenko Super Camaros" that was sent to NHRA by Yenko Sports Cars.

Some background info from my research ........

Don Yenko sent a letter dated Aug. 7, 1967 with a 107 vin list and other documentation to NHRA in his effort to convince NHRA that the 1968 Yenko 427 Camaro should be accepted as a legal 427 powered Super Stock class drag car.

The 107 list has many of the documented 1967 427 Yenko Super Camaros on it but about 40 percent of the vins on the list do not have any documentation as 427 conversions.

In making his case to the NHRA, Don exaggerated things a bit as in the letter he also said he planed to build 600 1968 Yenko Super Camaros and had ordered 200 special base Camaros for conversion.

It is believed Don only ordered 70 1968 COPO 9737 L78 Camaros and not all were converted to 427 Super Camaros. The 1968 Yenko 427 Super Camaro production was about 64 units.

Yenko made a good effort to get the 427 Camaro legal in 1968 but not quiet good enough for NHRA. NHRA required 50 cars to be factory built to qualify for Super Stock and Yenko did build at least 50 427 Camaros  in 1967 and 1968. Yenko Sports Cars Inc was  accepted as a manufacturer by SCCA, and FIA for the Yenko Stinger Sports Car (over 100 units built) and the 1967 Yenko 427 Super Camaro was accepted by AHRA in their Super Stock class. Yenko did order special built 1968 COPO 9737 Camaros from Chevrolet so he did meet many of the NHRA qualifications.

The 1968 Hemi Darts and Barracudas and the 1968 428 Mustangs were accepted by NHRA and were not exactly standard factory built cars so Don did have a case but fell short on the NHRA definition of "factory built".

This all lead to Chevy building the 427 COPO Camaros and Chevelles for 1969.

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Re: First Camaro delivered to Yenko going to auction
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 09:43:20 PM »
The 67 is just a clone, IMO. Nothing indicates it was anything special.

The 68 - neat article. Haven't heard that it's done.
The 67 is just a clone, IMO. Nothing indicates it was anything special.

The 68 - neat article. Haven't heard that it's done.
I was the one who did the heads on that car. it was not delmont engineering but performance engineering in delmont . I have not talked to brian for a while as his shop is just about 15 miles from

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Re: First Camaro delivered to Yenko going to auction
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 07:50:26 PM »
I'm curious to see what someone will pay for this 67 with the Yenko name attached to it. It seems any car that drove through that parking lot is worth a premium.
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First Camaro delivered to Yenko... $300K??
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 01:16:17 PM »
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
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Re: First Camaro delivered to Yenko going to auction
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2014, 05:34:23 PM »

[/quote] I was the one who did the heads on that car. it was not delmont engineering but performance engineering in delmont . I have not talked to brian for a while as his shop is just about 15 miles from
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Well...was it the "test mule" ?

Also might be obvious ,but I don't know. Did all the Yenkos have to come off the lot street legal, or being purpose built ,did some guys just pick them up with a trailer ? Off to the drags that weekend ?  No exhaust, slicks ?

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Re: First Camaro delivered to Yenko going to auction
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2014, 06:31:45 PM »
He is referring to the 68 in the link he posted.

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Re: First Camaro delivered to Yenko going to auction
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2014, 07:39:10 PM »
Ahh ,just read it. Love to see the progress.