The Yenko Sportscars, Inc. was an American automobile dealer and tuner, the (Pennsylvania) was in Canonsburg resident. Don Yenko, son of the founder of the existing trading company since 1957 for Chevrolet cars offered initially from 1965 to 1967 a specially tuned Corvair Yenko Stinger under the name of.
1966 Don Yenko was so impressed with the handling of the Corvair the second series that he made an effort to SCCA racing license for this model Corsa. The Admission Board licensed the car with developed rear seat and modified engine that produced more power and torque. 100 Corvair Corsa, which were approved in 1966, were all white with blue stripes and were Yenko Stinger called.
Yenko continued with modifying Corvair coupes, as long as this car was manufactured by Chevrolet. The last Stinger was a coupe, 1969; then the production at Willow Run (Michigan) Chevrolet has been set.
In 1967 the Camaro appeared on the pony car stage, Yenko built the 7.0 -liter V8 engine L -72 Chevrolet with 425 bhp (317 kW) along with some other tuning parts and so created the Yenko Camaro. The cars were so popular that Yenko in the years 1968 and 1969 Chevrolet COPO system (Central Office Production Order ) used to make the signature L -72 engines in Camaros, Chevelles and Novas already on series assembly line.
1971 Yenko gave the modified Vega Yenko Stinger II with a 2.3 -liter R4- turbocharged engine and 155 bhp (114 kW) at. Chevrolet grabbed Yenkos marketing idea never on, because neither ordered by Yenko high compression engines or turbocharged engines were directly available in this model of Chevrolet. The Stinger II was offered by Yenko Sports Cars to 1973. The high performance and limited number of copies to make the tuned by Yenko Chevrolet coveted collectors' items.
General Marketing Capital, Inc.
On 14 October 2009, the General Marketing Capital, Inc. announced that they were now in possession of the trademark Yenko and have plans to revive the brand.