This 1969 Chevrolet Nova Yenko Deuce tribute is part history lesson, part sleek build, and all muscle machine. So dig deep into the correct details on the performance V8, four-speed, and the cool upgrades that makes this a worthy one to pay homage to the Yenko name.
The Yenko Deuce was a short run of coupes designed to fly under the radar of insurance premiums. Well, as long as your insurance agent didn't see it in-person. After all, the bold Burgundy Wine paint is the kind of vibrant upgrade that instantly attracts attention. There's also nothing understated about the special stripe package that starts at the headlights and runs the full profile until it meets at the trunk for a very fitting "Y" on this Yenko (those super-straight doors make it look like an unbroken line down the profile.) Plus, there are the stipes on the hood and a graphic proudly announcing that the Deuce has arrived. You have more great classic elements, like the premium vinyl roof and chrome bumpers that shine like mirrors. And adding to both the performance look and the shine are the 15-inch REV torque thrust-style wheels.
The black vinyl roof is a preview of the all-black interior. There's a tidy feeling of investment with crisp door panels, nice carpeting, taut headliner, and recently recovered seats all making this feel inviting. It has a terrific classic look, right down to the AM radio that's still cranking out tunes. But what you'll really love is how this is setup to be a driver's machine. That means a Hurst floor shifter, power steering, auxiliary gauge trio cleanly mounted under the dash, and large tach mounted on the steering column.
The secret to the Yenko Deuce was that it had a 350 cubic-inch V8. You could get that from the factory, and so these were designed to sneak past the insurance man. Except in true Yenko fashion, there was serious performance built into the small block. And this one upholds that tradition correctly. The motor is bored .40 over, has double hump head, a Holley Dominator hi-rise intake, and topped with a Holley four-barrel carburetor. This enhanced V8 fires up with gusto, and the Hooker headers add even more power while also contributing to the rumble of the very straight dual exhaust. And the four-speed manual transmission means you are in complete control of the thunder and fury this motor produces. You have a 12-bolt Positraction rear end with 3.73 gears for confident taker-offs. And there's an upgraded tubular control arm front end with front disc brakes for added control.
Complete with restoration photos, this is a well-done and fitting tribute to one of the most interesting chapter in the Yenko history. So don't let this deal slip away, call today!