The final deterrent to buying an L88 was its fuel requirement. Stefanik, Post-Gazette Staff Writer For as long as his mother could remember, Donald F. He also modified other Chevrolet vehicles like and by fitting them with L-72 engines. In a time when such cars can command million-dollar-plus bids at the most popular auctions, the story behind the cars swirls with myth and legend. With such a low number of cars produced, along with the incredible performance of the Yenko Super Cars during their heyday, these rare monsters are some of the most highly valued muscle cars on the market today. When I was young I couldn't fix 'em so I learned myself.
Aside from those problems, it's a good book for those who appreciate the cars that came out of Canonsburg. His passion for racing and competition never deserted him. The first popular aftermarket car made by Yenko came in 1965, in the form of a modified version of the. Possible pirate signal disoriented pilot. Yenko was in command of his life.
George tackled it head-on, but as he began his work, he realized it needed to be done right. During the explosive disassembly of the rotating clutch engager, a large portion of the block was sacrificed, and another engine was installed at that time. Slats and flaps not properly set. The rear spoiler is also pretty unique and a real problem to replace if you do not have one, as is the fiberglass decklid that was offered as an option. A total of 185 Stingers are believed to have been built between 1965 and 1967.
The customer can supply a donor original body if preferred. Reggie Jackson has a twin of it. A few days later the crew arrived to inspect what I had, and after our meeting I was convinced they should be the ones to bring my Yenko back to its former glory. Notice the unique for hood hiding the 427. Over the years he's owned 45 in total. They help make or renovate parts.
I've met so many great people there. That meant the Camaro was no longer suitable for everyday use. Finally he was able to bring it back into the fold, a little worse for wear. I love it because of the great friendships it has engendered. Other Yenko additions included a Stewart-Warner 8,000 rpm tachometer, special Yenko striping decals, and under-dash gauges.
He used cut-up pizza boxes for the designs, as detailed in the article he wrote for the June of 1966 issue of Sports Car magazine in which he discussed the engineering process. In 1972, Yenko stopped selling modified cars and began publishing a performance parts catalog from cosmetic modification to engine modification. Yenko shrewdly countered by placing his unique touch on the 1970 Nova. Not surprisingly, the reunion was also a highlight for Morgan and his wife, Marlene. As one could imagine, the 11. Registration requirements can vary from state to state and country , so customers need to check before ordering to ensure they can enjoy their car as they please.
This put the Camaro at a distinct disadvantage to the Ford Mustang and offerings from Dodge and Plymouth, as Mopar and the Blue Oval had no such restrictions in place. He sold the Yenko Chevrolet dealership in 1982, which had been family owned since 1934. Applying the official Yenko stripes; the build was filmed for the Velocity Channel. In the first year of the Camaro, Yenko figured out quickly that a potent 427 was needed, as in this. Now that the car is restored to better than new condition, George and Carol are content with taking it easy on the old girl and allowing newer modes of transportation to be their daily drivers. May 29, 1988 Salem bin Laden 42, brother of Osama bin Laden Near San Antonio, Texas Spirit Ultralight Took off and crashed into high power lines and fell 115 feet to the ground.
A staff and team member were also killed. We just talk about cars. I can go to sleep and not worry. In addition to the choice between a Muncie M-21 four-speed or M40 Turbo-Hydramatic as on the originals , options include five- and six-speed manuals and four-, six- and eight-speed automatics. During the following couple of years, George made his Yenko a little quicker.
Lots of commercial parking lots. The 1970s saw the decline in muscle cars due to higher premiums and tighter rules. The complete and accurate, authorized history is recorded here. We might be gone, but hopefully the cars will still be here and be cared for. The fifth chapter introduces Don Yenko as the racing enthusiast and hot rod aficionado. This car has 32,000 miles and is believed to be 19. In November of 1970 Luebbe sold the car to fellow engineer and friend Dave Laughlin.
Miller offers factory-style and larger Wilwood discs. Keep in mind that this is a rich fan based history that has transcripts of personal histories from family and colleagues, a full range of images of the autos, historical images, and collectibles. If I die tomorrow, I'll have no regrets. Yenko also tested the designed high-performance General Motors cars. After Arone Auto Body in Homer, Pennsylvania, repaired the metal, they covered the body in a water-borne blended shade of Rallye Green. I did a lot of the missing parts hunting, and over the course of the restoration we have become very good friends.