These two components are obviously non-factory. The intake manifold is Brodix and the carb is a Demon 850cfm.

What are they? Well they are a lot of little things to let you know that this is a “Tribute” car and not an original. For example the cloth insert in the seats isn’t the same design as an original Yenko and there are a few other little things that an expert, I am not one, could point out in a heartbeat. But does that make it a bad car? Would I want to own this car? You “betcha”, in another heartbeat.

Gary Thomassberger is the building inspector for the Village of Woodbury, located about 55 miles from the Big Apple. He has loved the 1969 models of the Camaro and to be honest I do not know too many people that don’t love them, unless they are a Ford or Mopar lover. Sure this model has been the most popular of the first “Generation” Camaros and even though I think too many people make fools of themselves over any 1969 model, I am probably in the minority.


Any Camaro without A/C has this small but efficient heater/defroster installed. They took up very little space in the engine compartment.

I guess that having been young when I purchased my brand-new 1968 Camaro jaundiced me as they were just a cool two-door sport vehicle from Chevy. I loved the V-8 Chevy II more, just because they were a very much a sleeper and if you took off the V-8 fender emblems and replaced them with some straight-6 emblems you could win a lot of money on the streets. Add some real power make it a 327ci, instead of the 283 motors the factory installed and you really could earn big money both on the street and at the strip. But the Camaro came with 350 ci engines as well as 427 factory engines. These were really great strip vehicles as their 427ci emblems could be changed to anything you wanted.

Gary’s Camaro is special as it is almost a full clone of a Yenko Camaro, but the builder didn’t want to claim it was a real one. Besides, a real one would be worth six figures in dollar bills anytime.