Lot 514
1971 Chevrolet Nova Yenko Clone
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VIN: 113271W156949 Mileage 19,000

Very nice build with a new 454 cubic-inch big block engine equipped with a Holley 780 cfm carburetor with Quick Fuel technology, a new TCI TH400 three-speed automatic transmission and a 3:42 geared rearend. This is a very recent build with most of the mechanical work occurring in 2019. Including a complete front end rebuild with tubular a-arms, new poly body mounts, new wheels, tires, and alignment. All new brake system includes front disc brakes, rears, lines, new fuel tank and exhaust.

Built as a replica of a Yenko Nova, with bright Red paint and all Black interior with vinyl seats. A steering wheel mounted tachometer, with temp, oil, and voltage gauges mounted below the dash assist is monitoring the cars health, as only dash lights were available to the original.

This lot being offered subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% Buyer's Premium for LLA live-online and absentee bidding. 20% buyer's premium for live internet bidding through a third party host. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle will be obtained by Leland Little Auctions, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid.

In 1967 Don Yenko, whose Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Chevy franchise is now a legend, decided to go big with the L72 (427ci engine, 450 horsepower) conversions on the just-released Camaros as a dealer installed option. By 1969 the factory was furnishing these big block "Yenko" cars to dealers, utilizing COPO processes. Yenko went one further and put the L72 engine in a dealer converted Nova. It made the Nova a very serious car, briefly. Only 38 were ever built by Yenko, and it's believed that only 10 remain. With a 4 speed manual transmission and a 4:10 geared rear-end this car was always trying to kill you, and Chevrolet refused to produce the Nova through the COPO channels.
There are now many Yenko Nova clones, and this appears to be one of the finest in regards to the workmanship, fit, finish, and drivability.

New build with amazing paint and interior; over $60k invested with lots of new parts and recent services; drives correct, and is very fast, includes original owners manual, and Protect-O-Plate.

No apparent concerns.