Undoubtedly, the 1,200 original documented miles on this 1969 Yenko Chevelle were mostly acquired 1/4 mile at a time! This is a genuine two-owner Yenko with documentation from day one when it was delivered to a dealer in Hinsdale, Illinois. It will be sold at auction in January in Kissimmee, Florida–you can learn about it here.
The stance, wide tires in the back and skinny ones in the front make the purpose of this one of ninety-nine (!) car very clear. Nick Morocco was the original owner and campaigned the car throughout the Midwest after purchasing it–and making one very important change. The original L72 iron head 427 was replaced with an aluminum head 427 race engine right away, but unlike what you would expect, the original engine has stayed with the car.
In 2003, the Butternut Yellow car was sympathetically restored cosmetically by “the renowned Supercar Workshop in Latrobe, Pennsylvania” and was also freshened mechanically. Obviously, the car has been kept very carefully since then.
As you might expect given the mileage and the care, the interior looks mint. Of course, gauges were added to keep track of things for racing purposes. I find it interesting that a bench seat was specified rather than a bucket; of course, perhaps the assumption was that a racing seat would be installed instead.
Here’s the heart of any Yenko modified car; the engine. Since this one is the “almost original” racing engine (remember, the real original engine is included as well) it even offers more horsepower than the L72’s claimed 425 horsepower (generally believed to be higher, but downrated for insurance reasons). The claim in the auction listing is 450 horsepower; honestly, it wouldn’t surprise me if there were even more than that! How many chances do you get to drive history? I know I’d love the chance! What do you think this Butternut beauty will sell for?