There is a new batch of Original Yenko 1968 Camaros Coming Soon to production.
The originals were built in the late l960s. Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Brand New Muscle Car (BNMC) now has plans to build new versions of the 1968 Yenko Camaro to celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary.
BNMC is an old car specialist at building new versions of old cars. They just got permission from General Marketing Capital, the license holder of the Yenko name, to use it on the cars. According to GM Authority, BNMC’s Yenko Camaros will be listed in the Official Yenko Worldwide Registry for authenticity.
For those that are unfamiliar of a Yenko Camaro, the original Yenko Camaro was born because of a need to install a bigger engine into the early Camaros. When Chevy’s rival to the Mustang debuted in 1967, it was a car that stood out, but limited to engines no bigger than a 396 cubic inch V-8. But Chevy dealer Don Yenko of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania used the Central Office Production Order program (also known as COPO), a program General Motors used for fleet vehicles like police cars, taxi cabs, etc., to special order Camaros with a 427 V-8.
Nowadays, original Yenkos are some of the rarest, valuable, and most collectible Chevrolet models in the world. When one of these unique cars occasionally appears at auction for sale, prices typically start in the mid $200,000 range. For earlier Camaros, you’re looking at much higher figures. BNMC hasn’t said what the pricing for its 50th anniversary 1968 Yenko Camaro will be, but the company has various Yenko Camaros it’s built priced from $149,995.
Note, there is also a company building modern Yenko Camaros based on the current sixth-generation car. Specialty Vehicle Engineering of Toms River, New Jersey last year unveiled a 2017 Yenko Camaro powered by supercharged and stroked V-8 with 800 horsepower on tap.Categories: Blog