There’s few Chevrolet dealers better known that Yenko. The Canonsburg, PA dealership first became known for their Corvette racing, which then led to the SCCA-inspired Corvair Stinger. However, it was the 427 Camaros that solidified the legend of Yenko Chevrolet. This gold 1967 Camaro that will be sold by Mecum Auctions in Dallas on September 3-6 has some Yenko intrigue that is different than the usual Yenkos you find.
Documents show this Granada Gold Camaro was built on the first day of production and delivered to Yenko Chevrolet on September 1, 1966. Yenko records show this is the first Camaro they received, and that it remained in Yenko’s inventory for a year. It is not known why they kept it for a year, but there is speculation that this Camaro was a test mule for the 427 Super Car conversion, although there is no evidence or proof. All that is known is this car is a V8 Camaro with a small-block that received a full-on Yenko 427 Super Car conversion by Yenko expert Gary Holub a few years ago. It now sports a date code-correct L72 427 big-block motor, Muncie 4-speed, 12-bolt 3.73 Positraction rear, factory traction bars, Yenko “green-face” custom tach and gauges, and fiberglass Stinger hood.
While we may never know what this gold Camaro experienced during its year at the Pittsburgh-area dealership, it is at the very least an accurate Yenko clone sold by the dealership. What do the the Supercar fans think? We’ll see in Dallas in a few weeks.