" BOWTIES IN BARNS - PAGE # 19 "
AN UPDATE ON THAT '70 YENKO NOVA
This car was sold new in Indianapolis, and was kept by the original owner for 10 years as a daily driver
- ungaraged. The second owner in KY raced the car once and burned a piston. The engine
was pulled and stored in a barn but was never rebuilt. The trans bell housing was wired to the
cowl panel, and the car was pushed out into this field for approx. 10 years. The car sunk into the mud
up to the axles, and weeds and plants grew up through the floors and into the interior.
The field mice put most of the front seat padding into the heater box, headliner and behind the bumpers.
A collector car delivery person was filling up with gas as he was driving through town,
and the attendant noticed a restored Yenko on the trailer. The attendant informed the driver of a
local guy who had 'one of those Yenko cars in his yard'. The lead was true!
The car was pulled out, and stored inside for another 6 years until I bought it.
The car is the 17th of 175 COPO 9010/9737 Novas that went to Yenko Chevy, Canonsburg, PA.
After getting stripes, badges, hood tach, and Magnum wheels, this car was transferred to Nankivell Chevy.
in Indianapolis, IN. The car is Gobi Beige, with standard COPO items; 4sp M21, 4.10 Posi 12
bolt, power disc brakes, F41 suspension, heavy duty cooling, rubber mat, bench seat, Hurst shifter, ect.
The car has its original drive train, hood tach, dated wheels, ect. I should be finished the
5 year restoration in late summer 2001.........Enjoy, Marlin