The Yenko Chevelle is a car that has had less recognition through
the years than it rightfully deserved. In 1967 &
1968,Yenko Chevrolet was legendary for the development and sales of
the Yenko/SC Camaros with transplanted 427 high performance motors.
In those first two years, no Yenko/SC Chevelles were produced. The
Camaro typically was the most popular GM musclecar, and therefore
gained the most notoriety of the Yenko Supercars. But, there were
other Supercars developed by Yenko that were meant to satisfy the
needs of customers that were not Camaro enthusiasts. Therefore the
Yenko/SC Chevelle was produced to accommodate Chevelle
enthusiast’s desire to have the ultimate Chevelle.
The Yenko/SC Chevelle was a 1969 production year run only. It was
ordered as a COPO 427 Chevelle from the factory just as the 1969
Yenko Camaros were. As a result the Chevelle is rarer than the
Camaro due to being a 1969 production run only of 99. This is less
than half of the 201 Yenko Camaros produced in 1969. Yenko performed
the same modifications to the Chevelle with their package of
graphics, emblems, as well any other combination of tires and wheels
or high performance accessories specified by the customer.
There are approximately 35 Yenko/SC Chevelles surviving today.
The Yenko Chevelle pictured here, was restored by Dave Tinnell of
Dave’s Auto in Edmonton Kentucky. It is a flawless restoration
that put this car back to the way it originally left the Yenko
dealership in 1969. It is featured as the Yenko Chevelle example in
the book “Chevy Musclecars”. This Chevelle left the GM factory
as a COPO 9562 high performance 427, muncie 4-speed, power front
disc brakes, heavy duty suspension, heavy duty radiator, 4.10
positraction 12-bolt rear, F70x15 raised white letter tires, bucket
seats, and AM push button radio. Yenko added their graphics,
emblems, Stewart Warner tachometer, Atlas mag wheels, and high
performance engine modifications.