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#245850 - 05/03/07 01:32 AM Yenko corvette
wesyenko Offline


Registered: 08/23/06
Posts: 32
Loc: Colorado
I would like to find a 67 Yenko corvette to add to my Yenko car collection. Does anyone know of one? ( I should have been watching the one that sold @ B/J , but I was asleep ) THANKS Wayne.

#245851 - 05/03/07 01:47 AM Re: Yenko corvette [Re: wesyenko]
MosportGreen66 Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 6913
Loc: NY, NY
The car sold at BJ was a Yenko sold Corvette. The Corvette was given to Michael Summers who drove the Best Photo sponsored Yenko '66 L72/M22 Corvette (1 of 15). It does not have the original motor but it is a tank sticker documented 435 car. There are hundreds of original photos of the two cars together since the prime sponsor was a photography company.
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#245852 - 05/03/07 05:04 AM Re: Yenko corvette [Re: MosportGreen66]
John Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/18/01
Posts: 2732
Loc: Newport News, Va., USA

#245853 - 05/03/07 05:20 AM Re: Yenko corvette [Re: John]
72-SS-L48 Offline

old hand

Registered: 08/09/06
Posts: 860
Loc: New York - USA

is this it???

Yep. That's it. As mentioned the car does have a re-stamped motor, but the History with this car is just fascinating.

Here is the B-J link. Lot #1326

#245854 - 05/03/07 07:23 AM Re: Yenko corvette [Re: 72-SS-L48]
Xplantdad Offline

Transplant Dad x 2!
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 28196
Loc: Top Down Driving
Must be this car then...

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#245855 - 05/03/07 07:30 AM Re: Yenko corvette [Re: Xplantdad]
Donutblue Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/30/04
Posts: 1055
Loc: Hudson Valley NY
Was that car ever sold at Carlisle ? I recall one similar that was sold 3 times in one day at Carlisle, two guys from Canada were the final buyers that day.

Edited by Donutblue (05/03/07 07:34 AM)
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#245856 - 05/03/07 04:38 PM Re: Yenko corvette [Re: Donutblue]

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/27/00
Posts: 12642
Loc: PA
Kevin McKay's?
70 Yenko Nova-350/360, 4speed M21, 4.10 Posi (Daddy's Ride)
69 SS Nova-396/375hp, 4speed M20, 3.55 Posi (Benjamin's Ride)
67 RS Camaro-327/250hp, 2speed Glide, & 3.08 Open (Danny's Ride)

#245857 - 05/03/07 04:57 PM Re: Yenko corvette [Re: YENKO DEUCE REGISTRY]
Mike Offline


Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 288
Loc: Syracuse, New York
Anybody know if that car spent some of its life in the Syracuse area? BEST was from Syracuse and I vividly remember a car from my youth that looked very similar.


#245858 - 05/03/07 05:17 PM Re: Yenko corvette [Re: Mike]
TimG Offline


Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 2394
Loc: Austin, TX
The car was certainly not as fresh as when it was completed by Nabers Motors. It was owned by a collector in Dallas and he's the one that had it restored. His cars are always stunning and he's owned (and owns) some amazing stuff.
I was a bit disappointed in it's condition when I saw it in Phoenix in January. It looks like it has been driven, that's OK, but it was not at all crisp. Had blue streak radials on it for driving.

#245859 - 05/04/07 08:26 AM Re: Yenko corvette [Re: TimG]
goofysgararge Offline

Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 10
Loc: long island new york usa
I didnt think Yenko made a corvette, I know he raced them and prepared some. Phil

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