The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Chevrolet Yenko Camaro. We make the process of selling your Chevrolet Yenko Camaro quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
When the first generation Camaro went on sale in model year 1967, there were a number of engine options available. However, a General Motors corporate edict prevented the Camaro from carrying an engine larger than 400 cubic inches. This meant that the Camaro was at a real disadvantage in the muscle car community, as compared to the Mustang, Barracuda, and Dart, since Ford, Plymouth, and Dodge didn’t have such restrictions. Don Yenko knew there was a market for extremely powerful Camaros, so he began swapping the Corvette’s 7.0L 427 cubic inch V8 into Camaros. He produced 104 original examples. Don Yenko’s Camaros were equipped with a 427 in³ L-72 with either an M21 or M22 transmission. Horsepower was rated at 450 hp. Yenko Camaros were not allowed to race for Chevrolet on the drag strip because they were not made by Chevrolet; Chevy’s answer to this was the COPO Camaro, or Central Office Production Order. The COPO Camaros were equipped with the same 427 in³ engine and were allowed to race for Chevy.