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Old 10-29-2007, 07:25 AM   #1
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Red face Yenko info needed

Hello, I am new to the site and from what I read I know that the members here can help me out. My husband just purchased a 69 Yenko reproduction, he has always loved this car, especially the original but $$$ to much. I need some insight on books, car manuals. parts & accessories, I would love to get some reading materials for my husband and myself (l love this car). Can anyone help
me out on what books to buy and where? Thank You, Dee

I will be posting pics soon.

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Old 10-29-2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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Actually...its Yenko.
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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Welcome!

I'm anxious to see some picture's of your Yenko recreaction! Please post some picture's as soon as possible.

As for material, here is a link to quite a few books on the Camaro. I think you'll find what you're looking for here; http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...&AGE=&CID=&z=y
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:31 PM   #4
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iv seen a original yenko at a local car show and the car is abosulty mint.

i dont really know to much about the yenko's i know there were made by don yenko and there was a limited amount of them. i know the only thing the yenko has thats different than the regular is badging a powerfull 427 big block, seat trim, and a nice stripe paint job, with the letters sYc located on the seats head rest, and on the hood.

o and Mr. Yenko produced yenko camaros, aswell as novas, and chevelles
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:44 PM   #5
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There are more Yenkos out there now than were originally produced. That said, I think even the clones look cool!
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:41 PM   #6
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THANK YOU

Thx for the link and your insight on the Yenko. Sorry about the spelling, my husband knows his cars and I'm still
learning. -Dee: o
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:43 PM   #7
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Some pics. of original Yenko's which I've had the pleasure of seeing in person;
A very rare Olympic Gold






A friend of mine has an all original '69 Yenko Camaro.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:44 AM   #8
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Spelling fixed.

I want the black one pictured above. That gold one is pretty good looking too.

Moose, any pix of your buds Yenko?

Edit: Actually, the gold is my fav.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:54 AM   #9
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Beautiful Olympic Gold. Great pics !!! -Dee
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:28 AM   #10
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Welcome

Yep, checkout Amazon.com for some reading material, but if you're interested in some real vintage information checkout Team Camaro or The Super Car Registry
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:51 AM   #11
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I want the black one pictured above. That gold one is pretty good looking too.

Moose, any pix of your buds Yenko?

Edit: Actually, the gold is my fav.
Hey Doug,

The one you like, other than the gold one, is actually "Fathom Green", a very dark metallic green. (That'd be my first choice)

I have pics. of my friends, but not digital. I'm waiting for him to bring it out again so I can go take more pics.! It's also Fathom Green.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:35 AM   #12
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You know...I started thinking it was green, but it was difficult to tell.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:43 PM   #13
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I actually love ALL of those colors! My favorite is probably orange and gold, simply because they are different than other 1st gen Camaros I've seen. And I think if you're driving a Yenko you should DEFINITELY stand out!!! I bet the paint wouldn't have to make the car stand out though, I'm SURE it could do that all on it's own!!
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:38 AM   #14
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I'm curious do any other member have Yenkos, orig or repro ? -Dee
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I'm curious do any other member have Yenkos, orig or repro ? -Dee
No Yenko here, but ours is 1 of 1,138
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:00 AM   #16
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Wow, 1 or 1,138. Were you looking for this type of car or just get lucky? From your pics it looks like you refurbished it yourself ???? My husband was interested in a Corvette for the longest time then we were out driving some where with our son (4 yrs) who just saw the Transformer movie and saw a yellow camaro on a lot so we stopped to ck it out (we love looking at classic cars). As we were looking around on the lot my husband could not believe what he saw "a Yenko" and hours later we purchased it. We left the lot and my son was so upset because he kept saying daddy "I want to buy the blue car". We wanted to keep it a surprise, let me tell you this much when the car was finally in our garage it was Christmas for my son and husband. My son tells family & friends "My daddy and me have a Yenko".
Fill me in on your pics..... -Dee
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Wow, 1 or 1,138. Were you looking for this type of car or just get lucky? From your pics it looks like you refurbished it yourself ???? My husband was interested in a Corvette for the longest time then we were out driving some where with our son (4 yrs) who just saw the Transformer movie and saw a yellow camaro on a lot so we stopped to ck it out (we love looking at classic cars). As we were looking around on the lot my husband could not believe what he saw "a Yenko" and hours later we purchased it. We left the lot and my son was so upset because he kept saying daddy "I want to buy the blue car". We wanted to keep it a surprise, let me tell you this much when the car was finally in our garage it was Christmas for my son and husband. My son tells family & friends "My daddy and me have a Yenko".
Fill me in on your pics..... -Dee
Nope, Dad ordered it new from GM while he worked at the Chevy Dealer.
Raced it until 1971 or so, sold it. It changed hands again and we stumbled up on it in 1989 at the Detroit Autorama in full race trim.
We bought the rolling chassis back a few years later and dad has been dragging his feet on the project ever since
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:30 AM   #18
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Dee, I have another friend who own's a '70 Baldwin-Motion Phase III.

Next time he has it at his house, I'll post some pics.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:09 PM   #19
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69' Z28 RS - Found in a Barn 11/06

Here is a picture of my classic. I found this in a barn last fall. I haven't started working on it yet.
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You found that in a barn!?

Man, I would kill for that car! I need to start checking out more abandoned farms or something...
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:21 PM   #21
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I wish I lived somewhere where there are barns to raid. In Southern California all the good stuff is either Barret-Jacksonized or Ghettoized already. Very hard to find a canvas like that to work on. On the other hand, we don't have rust, or really any other weather damage either.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:48 PM   #22
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GREAT find Tim!

From the looks of it, it appears you have a decent Z there, who just needs some TLC.

What options are on your Z??? (...ie; 4 spd., crossram, etc.)
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Sweet Z Tim. I love seeing cars that were neglected being saved.
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:42 AM   #24
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Barn ? Barn? Wow. Maybe Joe and I should look at the barns around here
Have you done anything yet? -Dee :o
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That's awesome, Tim! How long had it been sitting in the barn and how did you find out about it? What did you buy it for?
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