The Chevrolet Corvair was never recognized as a prominent performance machine, but that didn’t stop Don Yenko from wanting to go racing with it. Yenko entered it in SCCA racing events, but in order for it to qualify at least 100 of the cars had to be modified for production-spec racing. The modified cars became known as the Yenko Stinger, and only around 70 of them exist today. Now you have the rare opportunity to own one, after a 1966 example recently popped up for sale on eBay.
The Yenko Stinger is for sale by Masterpiece Classic Cars out of Indianapolis, Indiana. According to the ad, the car was exported to Canada and raced by Martin Chenhall, a former GM executive who had a successful rally career. It was then brought back to America, where a full, 2 year, 1000 hour restoration was completed. The 240 horsepower air-cooled six-cylinder was rebuilt and upgraded with a Stage III kit by Don Yenko’s former personal engine builder, making this the only Stinger in existence which has been restored by former Yenko employees of that time period.
With the purchase of the car you will receive the build sheet from GM Canada, the 2 page Export Document signed by Don Yenko and the original invoice for the Stage I conversion. For more information and high-quality photos of the Yenko Stinger, check out the listing right here.