The Yenko Camaro story is always a great tale to tell. In short, Vince Piggins, Chevrolet promotions manager at the time, wanted to develop a network for high-performance Camaros, and found just the man to do it in Don Yenko.
After the initial Yenko converted 1967 Chevrolet Camaros were quickly scooped up, Piggins approached Chevrolet with a bold proposal to build these cars from the factory. Surprisingly, Chevrolet agreed to it, and the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Super Yenko was born.
With Central Office Production Order 9561 (COPO), L72 427 cubic-inch 425 hp V8s were stuffed under the hood of the 1969 Camaro. In all, only 198 1969 Camaro Super Yenkos were born and include the COPO 9737 package, treating a select few to power-disc brakes, heavy duty Posi-Traction rear end and more.
The 1969 Camaro Super Yenko represents the highest echelon of Yenko collectables, and the great people at Mecum have decided to auction one off at the Seattle showing in early June. This particular 1969 Camaro you see here is indeed a Super Yenko with full documentation, and one of the first 50 Super Yenkos produced. The car underwent a full rotisserie-style restoration, and his been kept as is with no modifications to Piggins’ and Yenko’s work.
Count on this one to fetch a pretty penny come auction time. Documentation, rarity and desirability in one Hugger Orange package. Sign us up.