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Old 02-17-2019, 09:25 PM
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When I was attending Bowman Technical School in Lancaster, PA back in 1977 I took pictures of this Garnet Red Yenko Chevelle while walking back to BTS after lunch. Had to run back to the place I was living to get my camera. Believe I took the pictures around May, as I was surprised the car still had snow tires on it. That was the only time I ever saw the car.

Car was parked on N Shippen St, a couple of cars down from the intersection of E King St. In 2004 I was in Lancaster and decided to get the street name where the car was parked. Basically everything was the same. The only thing that was missing was the street sign next to the Chevelle. After looking at the sidewalk I could see where they had sawed the post flush with the cement. Not much has changed in that old city.

Tried locating the car after all these years to no avail. Maybe someone reading this and checking out the pictures will remember it.


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Old 02-17-2019, 09:44 PM
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Sorry, can't help with the whereabouts, but is a very interesting photo. That car appears to have '68 bucket seats w/headrests. Can't make it out for sure, but the pleats and buttons aren't '69 and don't have SYC on the headrests. Also the lack of the front hood arrow. Were any yenkos configured that way?
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:54 PM
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I remember someone telling me about this car and telling me the same story shortly after we acquired our car. Maybe it was you. Neat pictures. I also thought I heard that Yenko used black Yenko crests on their cars that did not go thru the Super Car sales department but were sold through the main dealership. Odd however that it does not have any SS emblems and does have the 427 emblems so maybe a COPO. I would then ask why it would not have been sold thru the Super Car division.

Annie is from Lancaster, PA and will be here at the shop momentarily. I will ask if she ever remembers seeing it.
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I believe this is the same Yenko Chevelle that showed up at Carlisle....like 8-10 years ago.
Owner claimed it was the the Real Deal and it was Never Ever going to sell it.
There was a huge crowd around the car the entire time.

Even with the Yenko Chevelle's things were changed and added. Car guys just couldn't leave things alone, I myself always changing stuff on my Chevelle....it's what we did back then.

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Old 02-17-2019, 10:52 PM
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Hey Warren, Annie just left. Though she remembers that area quite well and even though she was a tom boy and loved cars she does not recall this one at all. She too suggested maybe checking with the home owners in the area as she said so many people in that area stayed a long time. You never know. Also speaking to her about this Chevelle she did remind me that it was in fact you who told me the story. Great seeing the pictures. Let me know if ok to post on Facebook.

Dan, if you are talking the same car I am thinking of, that Yenko had stripes on it and was well worn on it but still a nice solid car. I thought I had a picture of it from the show but cannot find it though I too heard people went crazy over it and it was NOT for sale.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:58 PM
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Rick, or anyone else that wants to share the pictures, that is fine with me.

At one time I thought it would be cool to find and purchase it, but I have too many car projects to finish right now.

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Old 02-17-2019, 11:00 PM
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Sounds good Warren. I will pass along any comments that are made on Facebook as they are public. Hopefully it surfaces.
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Dan, is this the car you are talking about? Also for those involved in a previous discussion on hood stripes, take note of these.
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Yep, that is it Rick.

Well done.

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I remember someone telling me about this car and telling me the same story shortly after we acquired our car. Maybe it was you. Neat pictures. I also thought I heard that Yenko used black Yenko crests on their cars that did not go thru the Super Car sales department but were sold through the main dealership. Odd however that it does not have any SS emblems and does have the 427 emblems so maybe a COPO. I would then ask why it would not have been sold thru the Super Car division.
This is interesting Rick. Although I agree that this car looks to be a copo, do you know if Yenko modified any of their cars out of their inventory to suit a customers need? Were there any non-copo 427 cars from Yenko in 1969?
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