Top 5 Yenkos in The Brothers Collection: Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 288
Taking a look at 5 of the top Yenko Chevrolets in The Brothers Collection!
1968 Yenko Camaro #12:
1967 Yenko Camaro #199:
1970 Yenko Deuce Nova #150:
1969 Yenko Chevelle #49:
1969 Yenko Camaro #165:
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS COPO 427 Berger Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 280 V8TV
This 1969 Camaro features all the right numbers… and letters!    How about COPO, 9561, 9737, 427… and RS on top!    It’s a COPO Camaro with a 427, the Sports Car conversion package, and it features the Rally Sport styling package as well.   It’s one of about 58 built this way, and it has a lineage to the famous Berger Chevrolet dealer as well.   A very cool Camaro from The Brothers Collection.  
With over 240,000 1969 Camaros built, it’s easy to become a bit desensitized to the standouts.  The good thing is that there is plenty of documentation and research material to reference when something special pops up.      And this is a special Camaro indeed.
The story begins with the dealer name affixed to the back of our Fathom Green Camaro.  Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, MI, dates all the way back to the 1920s and is still thriving today.   In the late 1960s, the Berger team did quite well selling high performance parts and cars like this 1969 Camaro.     
The biggest engine available in your typical over-the-counter ‘69 Camaro was the 396, but the Berger crew knew some tricks when it came to getting their hands on hotter versions of Chevrolet’s hottest cars.   You may have heard of the Central Office Production Order system, or it’s COPO acronym before… this process allowed for cars to be ordered in special colors for fleets or municipal usage, for example.    But it also allowed for the powerful 427 Corvette engine to be installed under the hood of Camaros where it wasn’t officially offered.    Yenko Chevrolet was famous for this, but a few other dealers, like Berger, Nickey, Jack Douglas, and Baldwin Chevrolet also knew how to do massive, sideways burnouts through the COPO loophole.  
COPO code 9561 bought you the L-72 427 for the kind-of affordable upcharge of just $489.75. It wore a Holley 780 cfm carb, aluminum intake manifold, rectangular port cylinder heads and swung a forged steel crank and pistons.  The 11:1 compression 427 was good for a solid 425 hp and 460 lb. ft. of tq.    This one is clamped to a Turbo 400 automatic, like most of the Berger COPOS were, with the others turning Muncie 4-speed manuals.   The rumble is somewhat hushed thanks to the performance chambered exhaust system.  
In addition to the powerful mill, this one was also built to cut the rug with the C.O.P.O. Option #9737 known as the "Sportscar Conversion Package”.   9737 added 15 x 7” rally wheels with white lettered Goodyear tires, G32 Heavy Duty Springs, power front disc brakes, a 12-bolt Positraction rear differential cogged with 4.10 gears, and oversized 1" Heavy Duty Stabilizer Bars.    These “double COPO” cars are about the best of all worlds when it comes to powertrain and suspension options for a factory built 1969 Camaro.   The only goodies left on the dealership table would be the L89 aluminum heads or the Zl1 all aluminum 427, but ZL1s are a whole different deal.   
COPO Camaros are hard to find, but even more so when they are fitted with the Rally Sport appearance package.   Rally Sports hide the headlights behind movable doors and have a special grille up front.    This one has a body-colored flexible front bumper and the ZL-2 Cowl Induction hood for a really slick appearance.    RS cars also move the reverse lights below the bumper and have specific tail lights.    The rear spoiler adds to the sporty look, and the wheel opening trim glistens in the sea of green.   Bright “gills” dress up the quarter panels, and thin pinstripes highlight the body lines.    The green vinyl top with polished “halo” trim classes up the roof.   
The driver enjoys a deep green cockpit with bucket seats, center console, and a basket handle shifter.  Many times, Rally Sport Camaros are loaded with options, but being a COPO, this one remains pretty minimal, without A/C or other power accessories.  It’s wearing a very nice restoration, and is one of only 58 or so COPOS built with the RS package.   
1969 Chevrolet RS Double COPO Camaro 427 Berger Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 280 V8TV 
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car 396 Convertible Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 277 V8TV 
To this day, the Indy 500 is the biggest single day event in motorsports.  In fact, on Friday, May 30, 1969, over 275,000 people came out to the oval race track known as the Brickyard to witness America's big race.  Camaro was the Indy Pace Car in ’67, and it must have been a hit at Chevy, because when the opportunity arose to do it again in ’69.  This Dover White 1969 Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car is powered by the 325 HP 396 and lives in The Brothers Collection.  
#1969Camaro #IndyPaceCar  #musclecar

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 276 V8TV 
This 1958 Chevrolet Corvette is long on style in Signet Red with Snowcrest White cove inserts.   It was a new design for ‘58, with a first-ever Corvette styling element… can you spot it?   From The Brothers Collection.  
#Corvette  #musclecaroftheweek  #BrothersCollection
#corvette #musclecar

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 274
1967 saw the introduction of the Chevrolet Camaro, and by mid-year, a hot one called the Z/28 was offered.   Z/28 was option code for the Special Performance Package, which packed a high-revving 302 V8, 4-speed manual, 12-bolt rear, 15” wheels, and other upgrades into a basic Camaro turning it into a Trans Am inspired road racer.    This one is nearly new, with just over 7,000 miles on the clock.    From The Brothers Collection.   
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1969 Camaro Vs. 1969 Mustang: Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 266 V8TV 
Which would you pick, the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 with the 375 HP L89 aluminum head big-block and a 4-speed Muncie transmission, or the 335 HP 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 Super Cobra Jet 4-speed?   Tough choices for sure, especially with these two fine examples from The Brothers Collection! 
#MuscleCar  #SuperCobraJet  #CamaroSS  #BrothersCollection #musclecaroftheweek

1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 LT5:  Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 262 V8TV 
This week, we take a look at a world-class machine with a couple of new twists for Corvette lovers under the hood of this 1991 Corvette ZR1.    With 3500 miles on the odometer, it has a rightful place amongst the other pinnacle Corvettes in The Brothers Collection.    
#ZR1  #Corvette  #LT5  #CorvetteZR1 #BrothersCollection #musclecar #musclecaroftheweek