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« on: February 18, 2011, 12:26:58 PM »
Does anyone recognize this car? If so, can you tell us about it? Its scheduled to be in Albuquerque for the MuscleCar Nationals in March.

The car is owned by Ed Montiniaz
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Re: Yenko
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 01:52:53 PM »
Go over to Yenko.net.  Ed is a member there and posts regularly.

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Re: Yenko
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 11:40:56 PM »
You need to delete the AZ from the end of his name..he lives in AZ

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 11:51:20 PM »
You mean his last name is Montini...I understood he lives in California.
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Re: Yenko
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 08:04:18 AM »
Saw this car at the forge show a couple of years back. Very nice car.
Mike

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 11:25:34 AM »
You need to delete the AZ from the end of his name..he lives in AZ

You are correct. Ed Montini is from Arizona. However, I believe your Ed Montini works for the Arizona Republic and is not the owner of this Yenko.

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Re: Yenko
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Re: Yenko
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011, 03:00:10 PM »
I wonder why they changed the hood from the SS ? Was the SS hood not correct and they changed after they found the right one or was this just an after thought?
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Re: Yenko
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2011, 03:45:38 PM »
I'm no authority on Yenko's but from everything I've read, this is the correct hood.

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Re: Yenko
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2011, 03:58:22 PM »
Is this car the same one that is in the article on the Yenko site? If it is it was never converted so it should not have a Yenko hood would it? All the pics in the restoration thread and magazine article shows it with the SS hood. Now I'm confused AGAIN.
Daniel  
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Re: Yenko
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2011, 04:07:59 PM »
I think Ed put the hood on because it looks really cool. I would have done it also.

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Re: Yenko
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2011, 04:46:05 PM »
Hello guys - Ed Montini here..yes that's my car and the other Ed Montini here in AZ is my cousin, he writes for the Arizona Republic.  The car is  1 of the 6 non coverted Yenko Camaro's ....it has all the 9737 Yenko Parts ordered by Don Yenko but was never fully converted to the 427 car. 

I put the hood on the car this past fall for the MCACN show, because i really like the hood and it really enhances the car.  The SS hood is hanging in my garage ready to go back on when I desire or when i ever sell the car. 

Let me know what else you would like to know about the car - all owners of the car as still alive and one owner who did extensive racing with the car is in contact with me regularity...he provide many racing pics, time slips and great stories about the car.  All owners are from Pittsburg area (including myself) .   

Stunning car in person -

Thanks for the compliment Charley! 
Eddie  Montini
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Re: Yenko
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2011, 05:16:55 PM »
Thanks for your explanation Ed. I am in no way taking anything away from the car.  I have a character defect of being a perfectionist.This causes me to get a lot of egg on my face. The detail work is so meticulous the hood just caught my attention.  BTW the hood is cool.
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Re: Yenko
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2011, 05:35:58 PM »
Ed,

Will you be in Albuquerque along with your car at the end of March? If so, I look forward to meeting you. Incredible car!

Marty