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    Yenko IV gen?!?

    I go to college here in northern california, and I've seen this sweet SS in the parking off by itself. So today I was early, and decided to park close (not too close) to the SS, so I could check it out.
    All the SS badges were gone, in their place was a white Yenko plaque. One on each front quarter, and one on the back.
    Thing was frickin' sweet!!! It had a funky hurst style shifter (M6), and a mount for a bottle on the hump in the back (differentiall bell housing). Some super clean Z06 rims, with chunky (although general) tires.
    Just one question: "what the hell is a Yenko 4th gen?"
    I know the old school Yenko had the DZ302, did somebody buy the Yenko name?

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    Or did Yenko actually release one?? I don't think they did.

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    what a noob, try to clone a car that never existed,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fbody4ever View Post
    I know the old school Yenko had the DZ302, did somebody buy the Yenko name?
    Actually, old school Yenko's had 427s in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroDMD View Post
    Actually, old school Yenko's had 427s in them.
    Most did, at least Camaro's, Chevelle's and most Nova's. In 1970 they offered the Yenko Duece which was an insurance beater Nova with the original 370hp 350 LT-1 Corvette engine. They have their own registery as they made ~ 80 cars like this.

    A DZ302 is the engine designation for a 1969 Z28 engine exclusive to the Camaro and, as has been stated, was never offered as a Yenko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Most did, at least Camaro's, Chevelle's and most Nova's. In 1970 they offered the Yenko Duece which was an insurance beater Nova with the original 370hp 350 LT-1 Corvette engine. They have their own registery as they made ~ 80 cars like this.
    Oh yeah, I forgot about the Yenko Duece...but I was mainly referring to the Camaro's. Also, there was a 1981 Yenko Camaro Z-28 which was turboed. They only made a few though.

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    Don Yenko was a Chevrolet dealership owner who was into racing. He raced himself and was instrimential in the COPO Camaro. He ordered L78 Camaros and put 427's in them at his dealership in 1967. This was late in 67 as the 396 wasn't available at introduction, I think about January they became available. He let a few other dealers sell the Yenko's in other parts of the country. Chevrolet after requestsfrom many dealers began to offer the 427 as a COPO (Corporate Office Production Order) and this was a very resonable option price. I'm not exactly sure what the price was, but I think it was around $500.
    Yenko died in a plane crash in the early 80's and eventually the dealership now is a Honda dealership.
    Interistly enough, Chevrolet didn't like doing the COPO thing. It was meant as a way to sell fleet cars and trucks. Taxi cabs, Police cars, School buses and such. There was a corporate policy that no engines over 400 cu. in. displacement would be installed in anything smaller than a Y body, Chevelle. This circumvention didn't make the suits happy, and when Fred Gibbs ordered 50 Camaros with ZL1 aluminum 427's Chevrolet sent them, along with an sticker with over 4000 for the option. This took Gibbs by surprise and when he inquired, they said he had to pay not just the extra price of the engine, but the development costs as well. Gibbs couldn't sell all 50 and this was the only time Chevrolet took cars back from a dealer. They redistributed them to any other dealers that wanted them and I understand that some even had the engines changed to a 396. (this was also done to some Hemi Superbirds and Daytonas because I understand these cars were not selling). There were a remaining 19 ZL1 cars that were given to execs. and other VIP's.
    I believe the information is correct. It was what I have gathered through a lot of different sources over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxkx250 View Post
    Don Yenko was a Chevrolet dealership owner who was into racing. He raced himself and was instrimential in the COPO Camaro. He ordered L78 Camaros and put 427's in them at his dealership in 1967. This was late in 67 as the 396 wasn't available at introduction, I think about January they became available. He let a few other dealers sell the Yenko's in other parts of the country. Chevrolet after requestsfrom many dealers began to offer the 427 as a COPO (Corporate Office Production Order) and this was a very resonable option price. I'm not exactly sure what the price was, but I think it was around $500.
    Yenko died in a plane crash in the early 80's and eventually the dealership now is a Honda dealership.
    Interistly enough, Chevrolet didn't like doing the COPO thing. It was meant as a way to sell fleet cars and trucks. Taxi cabs, Police cars, School buses and such. There was a corporate policy that no engines over 400 cu. in. displacement would be installed in anything smaller than a Y body, Chevelle. This circumvention didn't make the suits happy, and when Fred Gibbs ordered 50 Camaros with ZL1 aluminum 427's Chevrolet sent them, along with an sticker with over 4000 for the option. This took Gibbs by surprise and when he inquired, they said he had to pay not just the extra price of the engine, but the development costs as well. Gibbs couldn't sell all 50 and this was the only time Chevrolet took cars back from a dealer. They redistributed them to any other dealers that wanted them and I understand that some even had the engines changed to a 396. (this was also done to some Hemi Superbirds and Daytonas because I understand these cars were not selling). There were a remaining 19 ZL1 cars that were given to execs. and other VIP's.
    I believe the information is correct. It was what I have gathered through a lot of different sources over the years.

    great information sir,

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    I don't know why the dealership changed to Honda,maybe the family sold and let them keep the established name. I'm just glad they never came out with a Yenko Honda. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarojunky74 View Post
    what a noob, try to clone a car that never existed,
    maybe that was their intention,to have something no one has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatteBlackZ28 View Post
    maybe that was their intention,to have something no one has.
    or something that never existed. There's a guy with a red 4th gen that has Yenko Camaro in Black lettering on the sides of his car too...wonder whats his motive?

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    I remember a yellow 4th gen with yenko badging I think.

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    uh-oh, we're brewing a conspiracy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAGGIN View Post
    I think that is Photoshop.

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