It appears Mecum Auctions’ Kissimmee event, January 3-13, will be the go-to locale for classic Chevrolet fans. Not only is the auction hosting a 1969 L88 Chevrolet Corvette pair, six rare Chevrolets—all from one collection—will also roll across the auction block. The six vehicles hail from Paul Offutt’s car collection. He’s a general contractor in Illinois who’s finally parting with a bit of his collection.
Four of the vehicles heading to auction are 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaros. One is a rare Canadian COPO Camaro, and the final car heading to sale is a 1970 Chevrolet Yenko Deuce Nova. That’s quite the collection. Let’s go to the highlights.
Lot F170, a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, has an estimated value of $250,000-$300,000. Under the hood is a 427-cubic-inch V8 engine producing 425 horsepower. It’s paired with the four-speed manual gearbox. Power steering and disc brakes are standard. It’s one of 201 Yenko Camaros built in 1969.
Lot F170.1 is another 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, except this example is one of approximately 30 with the M40 TH 400 automatic transmission with a Hurst dual gate shifter. The estimated value is $250,000-$300,000. Lot F171 is yet another 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro. It, too, has an estimated value of $250,000-$300,000 even though it’s one of 30 1969 Yenko Camaros equipped with the Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission and one of six automatic 1969 Yenko Camaros with Daytona Yellow exterior paint. The final ’69 Yenko Camaro, lot F172, is a rare X11 example with a professional restoration by Super Car Workshop and Arone Restorations. Its estimated value is $250,000-$300,000.
Lot F173 is a rare Canadian 1969 COPO Camaro. It’s rare because of the estimated 1,000 COPO Camaros built, only 75 went to dealerships in the Great White North. It has the same 425-hp, 427-c.i. engine with a yellow exterior and black interior. Mecum estimates the value at $175,000-$200,000. The final offering from Offutt’s collection is the cheapest—a 1970 Chevrolet Yenko Deuce. It has an estimated value of $125,000- $150,000. It’s 350-c.i. V8, making 350 hp, pairs with the four-speed manual gearbox.
That’s quite the collection of Yenko cars from just one collector. You could buy all of them, following in Offutt’s footsteps. Or you could snipe one example to enjoy and drive.