1968 Yenko Camaro

The 1960s Yenko Camaro RS/SS is a gorgeous and rare muscle car. More than fifty years after its release, this Chevrolet is still a marvel in many respects. Its history, in particular, contributes to making the car unique. The performance is excellent, thanks to its 400+ HP V8 engine, and the design needs no introduction.

Whether you’ve lived the old-school Camaro in your youth or only admired it through a phone screen, this classic car can’t leave you indifferent. There are plenty of modern muscle cars with excellent performance and beautiful design, but the 1968 Yenko Camaro certainly has a mystical aura to it. Sit back, buckle up, and let’s take a trip to the good old muscle days.

One aspect that makes this American car special is its rarity. Only 64 Yenko Camaro was produced in 1968, and only 11 of them were the Yenko Camaro RS/SS models. This is important because its exclusivity has played a vital role in bumping the price of a Camaro Yenko RS/SS to six figures.

According to Classic.com figures, its price has fallen over the past 5 years before rising again in the last 20 months. While some cars sold in 2018 were paid from $175,000 to $250,000, the current price of the 1968 Yenko Camaro RS/SS amounts to about $473,000.

But what does Yenko mean? Don Yenko, a Chevrolet car dealer, is responsible for the creation of the Yenko Camaro. He purchased Camaros from the factory and then made modifications to improve the car’s performance. He collaborated with Chevrolet technicians to achieve these modifications. This car is now a highly valued collector’s item due to its rarity and sought-after status.

The Yenko Camaro RS/SS is a truly legendary car, capable of reaching great speeds, especially for a 1960s performance car. It is a Rally Sport/Super Sport model, and the RS/RR has an impressive slew of performance upgrades over the standard Yenko Camaro.

In the standard model, the Yenko Camaro packs a 350 cubic inch (5.7-liter) V8 engine capable of producing up to 295 horsepower. The model we are talking about is much more powerful. The Yenko Camaro RS/SS has a 427 cubic inch (7.0-liter) V8 engine packing an impressive 450 hp.

But that’s not all. The Yenko Camaro RS/SS also has other improvements. These include a 12-bolt Positraction rear end with 4.88 gears and C-clip eliminators, front and rear disk brakes, a 1/16 inch Sway bar, upgraded suspension, and a four-speed manual Muncie transmission. The Yenko Camaro RS/SS did 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds and had a top speed is 143 mph back in its prime.

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