It is one of the most “tributed” and recreated cars that existed during the muscle car era. The Yenko Deuce was a product of the fertile mind belonging to Don Yenko, the New York car dealer that knew how to get the exact cars he wanted for his performance minded customers.
In this case, we are talking about a COPO acquired 1970 Nova that Yenko spec’d out with basically all of the same parts as an LT-1 powered Camaro right down to the solid lifter small block, four speed, and 12-bolt rear axle. He also opted for the F41 suspension package that improved the car’s handling. Less than 150 were ever sold and it is rare to see one for sale publicly because they are so neat and hard to find, they are normally snatched up before actually ending up in front of the public eye.
There are 10,000 Novas bearing the familiar and cool Yenko-style striping package down the car’s side but there are very, very, very few of them that actually were sold from Yenko’s dealership. This is one of 25 that wore this shade of green when new. The block is correct, the date stamping is correct, and the F41 rear axle with is 4.10 gears is original to the car. This thing is really something else.
We bet when properly driven, this little car hung with the big blocks, especially in the corners, but even on the drag strip. Pretty light, good gearing, and a very respectable amount of power meant that this was a snappy little package. It’s wild to us that he sold 150 of these cars. hat’s a lot, even for today when you look at a dealer “special edition”. Don Yenko is gone but his cars are still here and that rules.