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Old Jul 9th, 16, 02:09 PM
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Anyone remember the story going around in 2012 about the Red Yenko being found in a trailer in Pa? Appears that car is up on Ebay now..
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He was a hoarder. Had hundreds of muscle cars and hot rod parts stored in barns out buildings and parked semi trailers. He died before he was able to buy every car and car part and his wife decided she wanted some of the money he had spent back again for her retirement. Sold everything at auction. Was covered in most of the then Primedia car magazines. Coverage contained color shots of Hemi Cudas and Z/28's with 14,000 mile odometers that were rust free. Mountains of tunnel rams with carbs and full linkage as well as heads and blocks stacked like cord wood.

I know a similar hoarder that had 56 first gen Camaros he owned crushed by the county government as an illegal junk yard. He still has the warehouse full of NOS and barely used hot rod parts.

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Old Jul 10th, 16, 05:27 PM
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Crazy thing is when checking the Vin on the Yenko registry, I didn't see it come up.
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Old Jul 10th, 16, 06:20 PM
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Don's wife verifies Yenko car authenticity based upon records that she kept of expenditures. If Don bought the car from GM then the VIN and what was done to it was recorded in her book keeping journals. Pretty cut and dry, and eliminates any cars that are found in barns, or off of recently landed space ships piloted by Elvis or big foot, that show up sixty years after the fact looking a for a big score at Meachum's.

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for 200k....it had better be the real deal..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-No...m=222155656562
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Old Jul 11th, 16, 09:47 PM
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I agree it had better be the real deal. Everytime I see someone trying to sell a "Yenko" Nova i do some investigating. Earlier in the year I called a guy out on his, his defense was the Engine was Yenko, not the car.
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Don was an engine builder. I bought one of his engines, and one or two BBC engines from as many other better known engine builders that I could afford to learn any trade secrets they might have had. I was also building engines back then, and what the builders didn't put into their books they carved into their heads. (and I wasn't above the "flattery" of copying their development work).

My point is if you have $200K why not build a Pro Stock car and paint it red (red ones are faster). By comparison to a 2015 COPO Camaro a 1970 Yenko Nova or a 1969 ZL-1 Yenko COPO Camaro is a slug. Only costs a a fraction of the price of the Yenko Camaro and it can be road raced, drag raced, and painted red with big YSC decals all over it if that is what you truly want.

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I have the mag. in front of me Sept. 2012, I believe it is the real deal. I wish I had the money to bid on a piece of muscle car history.
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I would've like to see the car when it came out of that container before anybody got they're hands on it..
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Click on the ebay link in post 5. They show it being rolled out and quite a few photos of the car before it left the farm.
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Yeah, I saw that but I would have like to be there and see it in person and really take a close look..
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