Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction - 24th Year
May 17-22, 2011
This Lot scheduled to be sold FRI 7:20PM
Yenko aficionados will recognize this Hugger Orange 1969 Yenko Super Camaro as one of the best known, highest quality original examples in the world. Owned and carefully maintained by Don and Judi Stowers since 1987, it is one of the first 50 COPO 9561 cars ordered by Don Yenko in late 1968, and one of a total of 198 built in 1969. With only 19,750 miles currently on the odometer, the car still retains its original L72 427/450 HP engine, BE rear end, exhaust system, standard Black interior, two of the original tires and the never-used spare, and still wears most of its original paint. It is also accompanied by such valuable detail items as the original tune up specification decal, door jamb oil change sticker from Network Yenko Dealer, Francis Chevrolet, the carpet part number tag, tire pressure decal and power brake booster tag.
The drive train also includes a close ratio M21 code, 4-speed and special BE code, 4.10 Positraction rear end, heavy duty suspension and power disc brakes, curved neck radiator and ZL2 special ducted hood to complete the COPO 9561 package. It is also equipped with the COPO 9737, "Yenko Sports Car Conversion", package which included a 140 MPH speedometer, 15-inch Rally wheels and Goodyear tires and 13/16-inch front stabilizer. These two packages make it the very desirable "Double COPO". Interestingly, the Yenko-installed Stewart Warner tach identifies it as an early production Yenko Super Camaro, later cars featured a factory-installed in-dash unit.
This Hugger Orange coupe has been well documented in automotive literature, most notably as the subject of detailed reference photos in Jerry MacNeish’s "The Definitive 1969 Camaro Z/28-SS396 Fact Book", and in numerous magazines including Super Chevy, Camaro Performers and Muscle Car Review, who named this car the "Number One Baddest Bowtie" in a June 1992 cover feature story titled "The Fifty Fastest Chevys."
This Yenko has also been featured at numerous National level events including, Super Chevy, The Super Car Reunion , GM Carlisle "Solid Lifter Showroom", York US 30 Muscle Car Madness and the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals.