As Camaro fans get ready to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary 1969 Yenko Camaro this year, the guys over at Chop, Cut, Rebuild decided to get in on the fun and partner with D&P Classic Chevy, Original Equipment Reproduction (OER) and Classic Industries to build a unique tribute to the original 1960’s model.

The Tribute Car is actually a new, modernized 1969 Camaro built using products available in the automotive aftermarket today. The build was a complete ground-up re-creation, beginning with a brand new body and using an extensive list of products and parts from OER.

The goal was to maintain the classic design and appearance of the '69 Camaro, but integrate a high level of modern components into the construction. To complete the project, OER provided an extensive list of parts including body, trim, interior, chrome, and many other reproduction components.

Some of the modifications include a 505hp LS7 7.0-liter V8 engine sourced from GM Performance Parts, a headers and exhaust system from Lemons Headers and Flowmaster, radiator and electric fans by Be Cool, and a Tremec T56 Magnum 6 speed transmission rated to 700lb-ft of torque.

The chassis has also been uprated, with new Detroit Speed & Engineering front and rear suspension modifications, Baer Brakes 6-piston brake calipers, and 18in custom wheels shod with BF Goodrich rubber.

Originally, the '60s era Yenko Camaro was a special order vehicle, available only through Don Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Don Yenko used the Central Office Production Order (COPO) program, a program GM used for fleet vehicles like police cars, taxi cabs, etc. to special order the most powerful Camaros available.

Today, an original Yenko is one of the most sought after Camaros in the world, garnering five to 10 times the resale value of a regular Camaro.
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