The Yenko Camaro was one of those legendary stories about a car dealer (Don Yenko) who wanted to sell monster Camaros even if GM wouldn’t allow it. The corporate office had put a 400 cubic inch limit on the size of engines allowed in the Camaro, but Yenko figured out a way to order a Camaro with the Corvette’s huge 427 cubic inch 450 hp engine. The Yenko Camaros were sold in 1967-68 but by 1969 anyone could order the big engine in the Camaro by selection certain options via the Central Office of Production Orders (COPO). Yenko never built an El Camino, but today’s feature gives an alternate universe idea of what a small block Yenko Camino would have looked like. Find this 1968 Chevrolet El Camino for sale in Fremont, NE for $11,500 via craigslist. Tip from Andy L.
This El Camino is a freshly finished custom, with new paint, new bumpers, factory 327 cubic inch V8, fresh tires and the seller claims $18k into the car – which we can believe, but makes us wonder why someone would drop that much cash into a car and then sell it? If there really is that much money into this thing it would be a great example of the “other guy’s money” – but if it is a Earl Scheib paint job and a hastily slapped together project – stay away!
This 327 cubic inch Chevy V8 looks to have quite a few aftermarket pieces bolted on – expect power in the 300 hp range and with only a few pounds over the rear wheels burnouts will be easy!
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