1970 YENKO CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE NUMBERS MATCH 350/350HP 4 SPEED BOTH TOPS RARE!
Price: - Item location: San Francisco, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: YENKO CHEVROLET CONVERTIBLE RARE & DOCUMENTED
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: CONVERTIBLE
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 76,500
- VIN: 194670S402092
- Color: DONNYBROOK GREEN
- Engine size: 350/350HP 11:1 COMPRESSION
- Number of cylinders: V8 11:1
- Fuel: GAS
- Transmission: M21 4 SPEED
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: GREEN
- Options: Cassette Player, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Chevrolet Corvette YENKO CHEVROLET CONVERTIBLE RARE & DOCUMENTEDUp for Auction is my 1970 Donnybrook Green Corvette Convertible originally soldnew at Yenko Chevrolet in nearby Canonsburg, ennsylvania. Yenko, f course, s the Chevy dealership famous for building the 427 COPO Camaro SYC, s well as an assortment of 427-powered Chevelle Supercars and Novas. Less known and even rarer are the Yenko Corvettes of the late '60s and in this case 1970 model year. These cars didn't bear a unique SYC name, ut the fact of the matter is that Canonsburg, ennsylvania's Yenko Chevrolet was very proud to be the Greater Pittsburgh area's only "authorized" High Performance Corvette dealer back in the day. Throughout the 1960s, on and Frank Yenko routinely ran ads in the Pittsburgh Press proudly announcing "Buy Your Corvette at Yenko Corvette Center," and they did come with high-performance options as seen on this 350/350hp 11:1 compression engine and didn't need to be special-ordered through COPO (since that particular engine was an RPO on the Vette at the time).
After 1969, he 427 was no longer a factory option, he 454 was now Chevy's big block, ut with insurance regulations, dded cubic inches meant increased weight displacement, n turn decreased power. Thus, enko went to the small block, s seen on his famed SYC 1970 Yenko Nova Deuce which was similarly equipped with a 350/370hp LT1 engine, lso 11:1 compression. This 1970 Yenko Corvette has its born with numbers matching drivetrain & notable options: High-Performance 350/350hp (11:1 compression, ast year for high compression engines), 21 Muncie Close Ratio 4 speed transmission, .70 gear ratio posi-traction, oth tops (I prefer hardtop on the car, have an old pic when top was off also soft top is in tact, ally wheels, ower steering, elescopic wheel, m/fm radio 1 of only 48 with these options and even less in Donnybrooke Green (1 year color). This largely original example has had only 1 repaint to original Donnybrook Green (older paint was done 20+ years ago but has held up well, verall unrestored example and is certainly a NO HIT car)
Since Yenko Sportscars, nc. never built a limited production "Yenko Corvette/SC" specialty car like their Corvairs, amaros, hevelles, nd Novas, he paper trail on "regular"-if you could call it that-new car sales, hich were handled directly through the parent company, enko Chevrolet, orvettes included, nd is practically non-existent, o this is where documentation comes into play: This car contains the ever so important warranty book and protecto-plate, onfirming it's Yenko heritage. NCRS shipping data report said it was uncertain due to poor microfiche but believed it was originally shipped to Pennsylvania to Weaver Chevrolet in Oil City, short distance outside of Cannonsburg, A. home of Yenko Chevrolet. This was undoubtedly a dealer transfer to Yenko, hich was quite common back then to neighboring dealers. Customers who walked into a dealership, anted a specific engine/trans, olor combination, tc. and was not at there dealer in the area, he dealer would call neighboring dealers and complete the transfer and in this case, he transfer went from Weaver to Yenko. The proximity of the Protect-o-Plate also adds up, onfirming the original owner lived in the Pittsburgh area, short distance to Yenko Chevrolet. It also wears its original slightly pitted metal Yenko dealer emblem (not repop commonly found on ebay) and "Corvette by Yenko" frame on the rear, oth items extremely rare and original. This same carwas once owned by Pro-Team Corvette in which I still have a copy of there original ads offering this very car for sale 20 years ago as seen in the pics below titled "Yenko Corvette/ Original Yenko 350/350hp" + undercarriage pics to show its a dry rust free car, long with old appraisal with engine pad/matching vin # verification. Registered with current CA. Black plates "Yenko70"...Low Buy it Nowor Best Offer for quick sale, s I'm looking to buy property. Feel free tomake areasonableofferor email if you have any questions, hanks for your consideration and good luck!