January 2003 Feature car:

Jim Hughes' 1969 Yenko Camaro


COPO 9561 option: 427/425hp engine, 4-core radiator (curved neck), dual exhaust, heavy duty suspension, cowl hood, power front disc brakes
COPO 9737 option: E70x15 RWL Goodyear Widetread GT tires, 15x7 rally wheels, 13/16" HD sway bar, 140 MPH speedometer
Engine: L-72 (427/425hp)
Transmission: M-21 (Muncie 4-speed)
Rear-end: 4.10 posi
Exterior color: Le Mans Blue
Interior color: Black standard


Write-up coming shortly...


    This is way late, so I will cut right to the chase.  Jim sent us the usual pictures and info, but he had one picture that really caught my eye: it was a picture of the previous owner AND Don Yenko, both in front of his Yenko Camaro, at the 1980(?) Car Craft Nationals!  Now how cool is that?!  Here the story of Jim's and his Yenko Camaro...

"A friend of mine contacted me in Oct 1997 and said he had just returned from Indiana to look at a Ford he was interested in and was shown this car under a cover in the back of the same garage. The previous owner had the car 21 years and had put 1600 miles on it. It had 23,946 on it at the time. He decided in Feb 1998 to sell the car and gave me a call."

    "The car has been featured in "Muscle Cars American Thunder", Cars and Parts Dec 1995, as well as other publications. It came with the original license plate, POP attached to the warranty book, bill of lading from the shipper showing the load of cars delivered to Gates Chev from Yenko, original title and sales contract. As far as I have been able to determine, the car is number matching original down to the original glass. The majority of the paint is also original. It now has approx 25800 miles.  Built 2nd week of March, shipped to Gates Chev 4/23, dealer pd $3697.73 on 4/30, sold on 6/13 for $4100 after a discount for no trade of $281.65. Buyer put $2900 down and financed $1200 at $60.08 for 24 months."  

(Written by: sYc and Jim)

(sYc-special thanks to Jim for the pictures and info)


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