SEMA 2012: 1969 Yenko Camaro

When I was walking through SEMA, this 1969 Yenko Camaro (apparently owned by Reggie Jackson) was just minding it’s own business at the Classic Industries booth. I did not see it, and I blame that not on myself, but on the absolute saturation of first and fifth generation Camaros there. If you don’t believe me, just go back and take a look at our very own SEMA coverage, there was quite a bit of love for GM’s pony car.

This particular 1969 model has a 425hp, Regular Prodcution Option Code L72, 427 cubic inch Big Block Chevy under its hood. Mated to it, a close-ratio M21 Muncie 4-speed transmission. In terms of performance, this car would have a hard time out running a 1996 Mustang Cobra (rated at 300hp) but not that car or even a modern pony of any breed (GM very much included) can compete with the swagger that this Rallye Green F-body has.

Enjoy the pictures of this beautiful, and rare car that is half a product of gearhead Don Yenko, and half a product of the demand for powerful cars in the swinging sixties it was born into.