1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro

Chip Riegel, courtesy of Gooding & Company

This finely restored Yenko Camaro is one of the approximately 54 examples modified for the 1967 model year, as per the copies of the original Yenko inventory sheets. Starting life as a 396-ci Super Sport model built at GM’s Norwood, OH, plant in June 1967, this car was delivered to Yenko’s dealership later that month, and a copy of the original handwritten Yenko service invoice lists the conversions undertaken on July 18. Modifications included replacing the engine block, installing a fiberglass hood with pins, a multi-gauge instrument package, exhaust headers and flanges, and a carburetor linkage for the revised manifold. According to the COPO Connection, the car was also equipped with dual exhaust, heavy-duty suspension and clutch, and a Positraction rear axle with a 3.73:1 drive ratio.

A copy of the original dealer’s invoice shows the Camaro was delivered to Jay Kline Chevrolet in Minnesota in late July 1967 and, according to a signed letter from the original owner, subsequently purchased by its first owner in spring 1968. More recently restored by Camaro Specialties of East Aurora, NY, this Yenko Camaro has been authenticated by a Yenko Vehicle Verification Certificate from the COPO Connection, and an NCRS Shipping Date Report (which join copies of the original dealer and sales invoices, and the Yenko modification sheets).