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Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« on: August 05, 2009, 01:16:48 AM »
On a Camaro road trip in Long Island, NY.  Just bought a complete original L72 engine out of one of the surviving Yenko 427 cars.  19N615842.

Will rebuild and detail it here at CHP, dyno and then find the current owner of the car.

Jerry

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Re: Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 05:24:39 PM »

Jerry,
 
  Shouldn't that be 79N615842 not 19N615842. Didn't all Yenko Camaros started with 124379N. That vin comes back to a Fathom Green Turbo bought from
Karen Chevrolet in Phillipsburg, NJ. Problably spent at lot of time at Englishtown Raceway during it's day.   ???   
1970 LS-6 4-Speed

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Re: Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 07:16:40 PM »
NEVER QUESTION THE MASTER. THE PARTIAL VIN THE 1 MEANS CHEVROLET, 9 IS 69, N IS NORWOOD AND THE SEQUENTIAL VIN.
69 x77 burnished brown, 711 int 05A bought in 78
67 rs/ss 350 butternut yellow 4 speed 2nd owner
70 Z28 forrest green, green int, M40, bk vinyl roof PROJECT
99 SS hugger orange 6spd NO TTOPS bought new 1 of 54
11 cts-v blk diamond  edition wagon 556hp sick!

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Re: Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 07:28:17 PM »

   You are so right, this wasn't meant to question the master. So then my statement and Jerry's statment are correct. This is one in the same vehicle.

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Re: Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 07:51:06 PM »
How do you know the details of the car based on the VIN number?  Is there a Yenko database or do you have other insight and if so I have a VIN for my Z28 I'd love some info on.  :-)

Jerry K.

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Re: Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 11:07:07 PM »
Copies of Yenkos' handwriiten COPO inventory sheets have been around for decades. Several sites list the VINs, a few of which are in dispute due to the poor legibility of the copies. Some of the Chevrolet paperwork for the cars still exists because one of the mechanics was wise enough to rescue it from a dumpster in the '70s.

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Re: Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009, 02:16:11 PM »
Let's hope that Yenko Camaro is still around. It would be nice to the car get it's born with engine.

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Re: Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 09:41:22 PM »
I am confused, you mean you took an engine out of a yenko car?

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Re: Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2009, 05:36:43 PM »
The chassis & engine were separated many years ago, common practice with both ZL-1s & L72s. The phrasing of the statement may have created the impression it happened last week.

The car still exists.

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Re: Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2010, 01:10:28 AM »
Interesting eBay listing considering the above information.  Thought CHP owned it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150469053267&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

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Re: Yenko L72 Engine, 19N615842
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010, 02:16:08 PM »
After posting the information almost a year ago, I'm sure Jerry sold it to the eBay member selling it.
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