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1969 Chevrolet Yenko Chevelle With Only 1,200 Miles

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By David Ashton

Diving in here to the higher end of the muscle car market, this is an incredible 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Chevelle that has amazingly only done 1,200 miles in its lifetime.
The Yenko breed of muscle cars are some of the most sought-after in the muscle car world, and this one is probably top of the heap. Only 99 versions were built of the Yenko Chevelles.

It is a two owner vehicle and as you would expect is thoroughly documented and still in unrestored condition.
Its first owner used the vehicle for dragstrip racing around the Midwest, who lightly modified the car.

The car features an iron block L72 427ci. engine with a high-lift solid-lifter cam, aluminium intake manifold, 800 CFM Holley 4-barrel carburetor, going to a Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” close-ratio 4-speed transmission and a 12-bolt 4.10:1 Positraction rear end.
the original hp rating was around 425HP, but as with every muscle car at the time the rating was probably far higher.

The car’s exterior comes in a cool Butternut Yellow paint and the standard black Yenko graphics.


The car is currently up for auction at Mecum, Kissimmee on Jan 6th-15th 2017.
As you’d expect, the final price is anybody’s guess as it is one of the finest examples of muscle car history so is worth every cent.

Unrestored two-owner Yenko Chevelle with 1,200 original miles
Shipped from Yenko Chevrolet to Jack Douglas Chevrolet in Hinsdale, Illinois
Documented with the window sticker, Protect-O-Plate, original invoice, copy of original title and insurance application
Mostly original Butternut Yellow paint
427/450 HP V-8 engine
High-lift camshaft, solid lifters
High rise aluminum intake
800 CFM Holley carburetor
Close ratio Muncie 4-speed transmission
Heavy duty 4.10 Positraction differential
Power brakes with front discs
Computer-tuned heavy duty suspension
Transistorized tachometer
Pushbutton AM radio



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