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Stefano 08-27-2013 02:17 PM

1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko Camaros @ MCACN

Two very significant Fed Gibb sold Yenko Camaros, built at Dick Harrell's St Louis shop will be on display at MCACN 2013.

1) Black with Red interior, restored to maximum standards.

2) Red with Black RS, unrestored original Day Two configuration.

They have not been displayed at the same event since they were on the Gibb Showroom floor back in 1967.

Kim_Howie 08-27-2013 03:18 PM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
Wow!! I haven't see that car in 45 years. Early post tell about me looking for that car. Will be good to see it again. Kim

mockingbird812 08-27-2013 03:42 PM

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Were you like 2 y.o. when you saw that car &quot;45 years&quot; ago? [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif[/img]

Kim_Howie 08-27-2013 04:36 PM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
I wish !! I will be 63 next month. Hell to get old Sam

Xplantdad 08-27-2013 09:10 PM

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Kim...was this the one that was in AZ?

Kim_Howie 08-27-2013 09:15 PM

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Bruce,
Yes it is. I think I still have Sparky's wife address out in AZ.

Kim_Howie 08-27-2013 09:29 PM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
Bruce ,You and me talked about this car years ago. There is a post about this car,but I can't find it.

Xplantdad 08-28-2013 02:13 AM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kim_Howie</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Bruce ,You and me talked about this car years ago. There is a post about this car,but I can't find it. </div></div>

I thought that it was the same car. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif[/img]

Let's see if I can find the post for ya!

Xplantdad 08-28-2013 02:49 AM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Xplantdad</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kim_Howie</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Bruce ,You and me talked about this car years ago. There is a post about this car,but I can't find it. </div></div>

I thought that it was the same car. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif[/img]

Let's see if I can find the post for ya! </div></div>

Was it this post Kim? Click here!!

JoeC 08-28-2013 03:19 PM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
both cars were on TC with pics a few years ago

the black car was red at the time and had some baby pics and original owner info

the red SS RS was set up like a drag car with 2x4BB tunnel ram, American mags, slicks, and a clear plexi-glass scoop.

Stefano 08-31-2013 09:31 PM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
Both of these Yenko Harrell Gibb Camaros are incredible Super Cars.

Folklore had it that Fred Gibb did indeed sell 1967 Yenkos, but no one was able to confirm or at least publicly come out and prove that it was indeed the case until just a few years ago.

The fact that both of these cars exist / survived is amazing.

Years ago I had asked the Gibb ladies if they knew this to be fact and they were not able to confirm. I even asked them to see if any of the VINs in the 1967 ledger or police book matched the VINs on the known list of Yenko Camaros and I was told that there was no match.

Fast forward to Giordano's Pizza in St Charles, with Kim Howie and a few other sYc members and Kim tells me that the Gibb Harrell Yenkos which I had been sniffing around about did exist and that he knows the VIN numbers.

He tells me that they are indeed listed in the Gibb ledgers. I call B.S. as I was told there were no matches? Howie, says that we needed to look in the right place and that since the Camaros were sold in 1968, that they were listed in the 1968 Ledger not the '67.

The first car surfaced on Craigs list and I got a call from Chad the guy who found it, telling me that he thought he found a special car which might be a &quot;NicKey&quot; Camaro.

It was the Wednesday or Thursday before MCACN and I told him that at the asking price or less, I didn't see a big downside, even if it was just a Black/Red L78 Camaro and told him to call me back the week after the show............

I must say that once the Gibb ladies knew the cars in question that they did remember both of the original owners of the cars as well as that they did sit side by side on the Gibb Chevrolet showroom floor.

Kim_Howie 09-04-2013 06:58 PM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
I remember that night, we had a great time. I loved the tour of your place + you bought the pizza!!

Stefano 09-06-2013 01:41 PM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
Yes, you did stick me with the bill. Thanks : )

This car has an interesting history. The car and Howie go back to May of 1968. I don't think too many people even knew it was a Yenko back then. The big deal was that it was a Dick Harrell prepped 427 Camaro. The general buying public did not know or necessarily understand the Yenko/Harrell relationship.

The car has only had three owners up to the point where we acquired the car.

&quot;Sparky&quot; Kemp (Larion John Kemp) Original owner. 1968-1978.

The Camaro went out West / Arizona early in it's life and the second owner purchased it in 1978 and did not have it for very long.

Interesting that &quot;Sparky&quot; ran it through an Auction, prior to selling it and listed the Camaro as a Dick Harrell prepped 427 L88.

The story as told by several who were there, including the original owner of the Black Gibb/Harrell/Yenko, that this Red one had a Stinger Hood as well as a dual quad set up on it, when it was on Gibb's showroom Floor.


JoeC 09-07-2013 12:34 PM

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Did Warren have the conversion paperwork on the red Camaro?

Stefano 09-07-2013 02:35 PM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
Yes, Warren had the file on the car.

firstgenaddict 09-26-2013 04:12 AM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
Did it have the twin AFB's(or am I mistaken) like the 68 Chevelle that Brian Henderson had about 10 years ago?

Charley Lillard 10-14-2013 02:06 PM

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https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...ko_harrell.jpg

DBelk 10-15-2013 01:59 AM

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Man that thing is cool!! 3rd owner contacted me looking for help in documenting the car. He really had no idea of the value or the magnitude of this car. I explained to him what it was and that the sister Black car I sold Joe Z, was still alive and in the middle of a concours restoration. He learned real quick what he had, and I commend Steve Bimbi as he truly took care of this owner and got the car into great hands. One quick call to Warren, and previous owner had documentation within a week. Money well spent! I was also told it had dual quads and a stinger hood. These 2 cars together at MCACN is going to be quite the site!

Stefano 10-15-2013 02:03 PM

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Dave, thanks for the referral and hooking us up with Dennis. The new issue of Muscle Car Review has a feature on this Yenko as well as two other Yenkos owned by members.

DBelk 10-15-2013 02:48 PM

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No problem Steve. This was a win win situation for everyone involved. Who knows how long that car would have sat. Talk about a down to earth normal guy Dennis is. Great guy.

Stefano 10-17-2013 10:22 PM

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http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a79...psb01d0fff.jpg

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Stefano 10-17-2013 10:30 PM

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http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a79...ps617adf2f.jpg

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Xplantdad 10-18-2013 02:08 AM

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Cool!!!

JoeC 10-23-2013 12:50 PM

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The red car is a great find and looks mostly original.
It looks to have mods done after 1967.
The paperwork shows the standard 450 conversion of 427 short block, headers, traction bars, hoodpins, gauges, 427 emblems, and hi temp plug wires.
Most were built like that with no hood change.

Is there paperwork showing additional work done by Harrell or Gibb?

The plexi glass scoop looks like some that Harrell used on his 1969 and 1970 drag cars.

Stefano 10-23-2013 09:36 PM

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http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a79...ps654ddd2d.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a79...ps03f64175.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a79...psf54b9b83.jpg

DBelk 10-24-2013 12:34 AM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
Going to look at Joe's car finished next week. About a 3 1/2 year restoration. Dean Davis is extremely finicky so I am sure it will be breathtaking. I remember going to pick that car up, undocumented, and wondering whether it was a converted car or an unconverted car, as I bought it undocumented. Warren called me on my way down there, and what he told me made me about swerve off the highway. Not only a 450hp conversion by Harrell, but a Gibb sold car as well. That car was found off of Craigslist by Chad for I believe about 17k. He was just looking for a 4K camaro, and he investigated the car a little deeper and discovered it to be a Yenko. When researching the history I called previous owners and that was a bit difficult talking to the guy who sold Chad the car, to say the least. He said he always &quot;thought&quot; the car was more than a normal Camaro. I called Herb Fox to ask if he remembered the car and he said &quot; Hell yes I remember! I sold it!&quot; He reeled off the owners name and phone number right off the top of his head and I said I gotta call you back in a minute! I called original owner and had a nice conversation. I figured the original owner would never have been found, but turned out to be very easy thanks to Herb. His story of how Dick Harrell, Fred Gibb, and himself initially met is priceless. These 2 cars started the Gibb / Harrell legacy. Its amazing they are both alive and will be together again. Herb needs to be there at MCACN!!!! I puffed it up a bit and drove it down to Gibb Chevy to meet up with the original owner and his family. About 10 people showed up and I offered every one of them to drive it, and most did. Pretty cool experience. He gave me his original Gibb jacket, some trophies, and some vintage pictures that I am sure helped with the restoration. I am glad Joe has the car now and treated it to a no expense spared restoration. He has his plastic bubble ready when it arrives. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif[/img]

Xplantdad 10-24-2013 01:25 AM

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Cool stuff Dave! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif[/img]

DBelk 10-24-2013 01:46 PM

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https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...-camaro_2b.jpg

DBelk 10-24-2013 01:47 PM

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https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...amaro_8x10.jpg

DBelk 10-24-2013 01:47 PM

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https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...60-7216-c4.jpg

DBelk 10-24-2013 01:48 PM

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https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...17-da_crew.jpg

Xplantdad 10-24-2013 01:48 PM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
I love how they used the house numbering for the 427 on the back!

DBelk 10-24-2013 01:49 PM

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https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics..._yenko_001.jpg

DBelk 10-24-2013 01:51 PM

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https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...o_docs_002.jpg

Stefano 11-04-2013 02:29 PM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
How about posting stuff so a normal guy can read it?

Xplantdad 11-04-2013 08:59 PM

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1 Attachment(s)
try this

Stefano 11-05-2013 02:30 AM

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Thanks Bruce!

Xplantdad 11-05-2013 02:32 AM

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[img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif[/img] [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif[/img]

DBelk 11-06-2013 12:45 AM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
My bad. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif[/img]

bashton 11-08-2013 01:35 AM

Re: 1967 Fred Gibb sold, Dick Harrell Built Yenko
 
Yet another reason to head to MCACN November 23-24!

And the list is long... [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/youguysrock.gif[/img]

Bashton
MCACN Managing Member


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