Rare 1969 L78 396 Yenko Nova Found In Western PA Parked Since 1978

A 1969 L78 396 Yenko Nova is a classic car that was produced by the Yenko Chevrolet dealership in 1969. The L78 engine was a 396 cubic inch V8 engine that was rated at 375 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful engines available in a Nova at the time. Yenko was known for taking regular production cars and modifying them with high-performance engines, suspension, and other upgrades, which made them highly sought-after by car enthusiasts.

According to available records, only 37 were sold through the Yenko dealership and only 26 VINs were known before this car was found. This car is also the ONLY automatic to surface thusfar.

Yenko Chevrolet was a Chevrolet dealership located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. It was founded by Don Yenko in 1949, and was known for its high-performance modifications to Chevrolet vehicles. Yenko became famous in the late 1960s for creating high-performance versions of the Chevrolet Nova and Camaro, which were equipped with powerful engines and other performance upgrades. These cars became known as Yenko Novas and Yenko Camaros, and they were highly sought-after by car enthusiasts.

From what he has been able to uncover, there has been only 37 of these cars that every drove off the Yenko dealership and at the moment this is the only one of them that features an automatic transmission thus turning this great find into a ultra-rare machine.

There is an ongoing argument that since it did not get the 427 conversion this is not a real Yenko car, it is just a SS396 Nova that was sold thru the Yenko dealership, but we urge you to watch the video and hear what Patrick has to say about it, if afterwards you still don’t think it’s a Yenko, well tell us about it.

”Walk around video of a ultra rare 1969 L78 396 Nova purchased new at Yenko Chevrolet. According to available records, only 37 were sold through the Yenko dealership and only 26 VINs were known before this car was found. This car is also the ONLY automatic to surface thusfar.”

Walk around video of a ultra rare 1969 L78 396 Nova purchased new at Yenko Chevrolet. According to available records, only 37 were sold through the Yenko dealership and only 26 VINs were known before this car was found. This car is also the ONLY automatic to surface thusfar.

Youtube/Patrick Glenn Nichols Musclecar Barn Finds

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