Price: US $20,100.00 Item location: Palm Beach, Florida, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvair
  • SubModel: YENKO STINGER Stage 1
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Corsa - Yenko Stinger
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 53,709
  • VIN: 107375W185854
  • Color: Provincial White with Blue
  • Engine size: 6 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual 4 Speed
  • Drive type: Standard
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Chevrolet Corvair YENKO STINGER Stage 1


The Yenko Stinger was tuned by legendary hot-rodder Don Yenko who was looking to beat Carroll Shelby and his Mustangs in Sports Car Club of America races. The Chevrolet Corvair was never recognized as a prominent performance machine but that didn’t stop Don Yenko from wanting to go racing with it. Yenko entered it in SCCA racing events but in order for it to qualify at least 100 of the cars had to be modified for production-spec racing. The modified cars became known as the Yenko Stinger and very few of those as well as a handful of the post 100 cars or continuation series CS cars are in existence today. Now you have the rare opportunity to own one of the nicest CS Yenko Stinger examples available anywhere.

Like all Yenko Stingers originally were this one is painted in American racing colors: white with blue stripes. Later they were allowed in both red and blue.

The six-cylinder engine uses four carburetors delivering about 200 hp mated to a four-speed manual transmission. All the chrome both inside and out has been pulled polished and replaced to show the original specs. The interior looks great the roll bar and racing badges are amazing and add to the excitement of this car.

The vehicle chassis No. YS303 is listed in the Yenko Stinger registry. It's one of the few rare-certified CS cars to exist today.

It has 53709 miles on the odometer. everything works including the horn all of the electrical and the radio which is an aftermarket radio an original radio could be refitted if desired.

Yenko Stinger YS303 Is one of the most documented CS Yenko Stingers originally owned by J. Bristow and later acquired by Al Huston who spent over 25 years loving this beautiful CS Stage 1 Yeanko Stinger. Al has been credited with owning and maintaining one of the nicest Yenko's in existence during Al's ownership YS303 became one of the most well known Stingers YS303 was often seen at Corvair and other various classic sports car events much is noted in his log book. This amazing car is now for sale.

The car is road/race set up. It features competition prepared cylinder heads topped by Zenith 40TIN Triple Throat Carbs Yenko Stinger lightened flywheel with 1500 pound pressure plate and Kevlar disc ~9.8 compression ratio. Four spider diff with minimal end yoke play and 3.27 gears. Heim jointed lower bars. Stainless brake flex lines with dual line master cylinder. Aluminum drums in front. Quick steering arms. Five point seat belts. 13X7” steels wheel with 205-60X13 Sumitomos. Auxiliary oil cooler with custom spin-on filter adapter. Custom air cleaner unit housing is modified to draw from the fresh air plenum behind the rear window instead of through stock rear-facing snorkels and Saginaw transmission.

For the most part Yenko cars had 3:55 gears. Some were built with 3:89 gears. YS 303 has the tallest ratio (3.27) to make it more conducive to drive as a road car. Upgraded Saginaw gear box. The motor in Y/S 303 has an Isky 280 degree cam. It has steel tube equal length primary tube headers. The diff does not have a posi set-up as it isn't necessary unless it is being set up for full competition since it has a rear weight bias which would negate a loss of traction to an inside rear wheel. That set up would be more desirable in a more weight balanced car such as a front engine rear wheel drive.

This car sale includes spare parts include carb rebuild kits gaskets 1 pair 205-60X15 Goodyear Gatorbacks spare heads similarly set-up for triple throats.

Al Houston helped update the listing with the pertinent information. Thanks Al!


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