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1967 Chevrolet Yenko Tremendous Camaro 427/450 heads to public sale


Not each Sixties muscle automotive got here from the manufacturing facility. This 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Tremendous Camaro 427/450, which heads to the public sale block at Barrett-Jackson’s sale happening on January 29 in Scottsdale, Arizona, was the product of an enterprising dealership.

At his Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, dealership, Don Yenko constructed the automobiles Common Motors would not. Shortly after the Camaro debuted for the 1967 mannequin yr, Yenko determined to stuff a 427-cubic-inch V-8 beneath its hood, one thing Chevy did not initially supply within the Ford Mustang rival. In addition to this creation, dubbed the Yenko Tremendous Camaro, Yenko additionally supplied tuned variations of the Chevelle and Corvair.

The automotive headed for public sale began out as an already-rare L78-powered 1967 Camaro. It was considered one of simply 1,138 automobiles to depart the manufacturing facility with Chevy’s 396-cubic-inch V-8, backed by a Muncie close-ratio 4-speed handbook transmission.

1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450 (photo via Barrett-Jackson)

1967 Chevrolet Yenko Tremendous Camaro 427/450 (photograph by way of Barrett-Jackson)

Nevertheless, Yenko’s improve to the 427-cubic-inch L72 V-8 introduced a rise in energy, from the inventory 375 to 450 hp (therefore the 427/450 designation). And whereas this Camaro was fairly uncommon to start with, it is considered one of simply 54 documented 1967 Yenko Tremendous Camaros, in accordance with the itemizing.

Along with the larger engine, Yenko added a heavy-duty clutch and stress plate, and upgraded the cooling system and suspension. All for simply $677.27 in 1967 {dollars}.

Barrett-Jackson would not checklist pre-auction estimates, however given this automotive’s rarity and the persevering with market urge for food for traditional muscle automobiles, you’ll be able to anticipate it to promote for critical cash. The Yenko title was just lately revived by New Jersey-based Specialty Automobile Engineering for a collection of recent tuned Chevys with as much as 1,050 hp, however that will not diminish the attraction of the unique Yenko Camaro.

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