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Yenko,copo,or nickey
which car is rarer and what would the value
be for a 67 nickey camaro?
how many 69 zl-1s were produced?
any info helps

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Viza, go to http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/3652/

This guy as a pretty detailed picture library on first generation camaros as well as a general value sheet. This should give you a good start as far as values go. In my "subjective" opinion, it seems as though a mint 69 Yenko will draw top dollar, or close to it.

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Well, it's hard to compare the rarity of these dealer cars, since there are no definite production numbers for these cars. I would say that there are more COPO Camaros than there are Nickey or Yenko Camaros, though, and more Yenkos than Nickeys.

As far as value of a '67 Nickey Camaro...well, they sell so rarely that it's hard to tell, but I have saw them for sale in the $100,000 range, but whether the car actually sold for that, I don't know. As far as which is car is more valuable (Yenko or Nickey), I would probably guess they are pretty close in price, with the '67 & '68 cars being higher than the '69 cars due to their rarity.

There were 69 ZL-1 Camaros produced in 1969, and these are very pricey. It's very common for these to sell around $100,000 or more.

The prices on the "price guide" at the page in the previous post seem a little low. So, the prices there should only be used for a comparison, but I don't think they will apply. If you would like more pictures and information for these rare cars, check out the Yenko Sportscar Club's homepage, The Supercar Registry, at www.yenko.net . Here you can find many of these cars for sale, along with information about ALL of the supercar dealers.

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Interested in COPOs, Yenkos or other dealer built muscle cars then go here: www.yenko.net


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Rarest...Nickey.
Most valuable....toss-up.
'69 Yenko....$40,000
'69 COPO.....$46,000 bid, no sale.
'69 ZL1, one of the 20 Automatics, numbers matching and correct...$96,000 bid, no sale.
 

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These days, a pretty nice '69 Yenko Camaro will usually run in the $60,000 range. Recently on E-bay, the owner of a Fathom Green, 4 speed, street driven '69 Yenko Camaro turned down $89,000.

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Interested in COPOs, Yenkos or other dealer built muscle cars then go here: www.yenko.net
 

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Yenko, Dana, Nickey, Motion, Harrell, Gibb, Berger, Scuncio, and others were all selling 427 Camaros - all are rare. It is difficult to say which is the most rare.
There are two Yenko Camaros in the Nov. Hemmings. One is restored and Gold Certified and I was told it sold for $75,000.00. The other is unrestored with non-original driveline - asking price $30,000.00.
A "price guide" can only give an average price. To get the value of an individual car you need to consider the condition or quality of the restoration, the cars documentation, if all the car's parts have correct numbers and date codes, and other factors.


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I've seen nickey emblems in various automotive restoration catalogs... What does the emblem mean? Is it sort of like a Yenko tuned Camaro?

I myself own a 1969 Camaro 327cid.

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Nickey Chevrolet is a dealer in the chicago area. They did the same thing as yenko and the others, that is, installed 427 vette engines in new 396 camaro's. they did some pretty cool Nova's, too.

A lot of these emblems and stripes can be bought repro, and fake cars are everywhere. Since these were dealer installed engines, there's no such this as "Matching numbers"

COPO is something else altogether, as these were actually produced by GM with 427's. A COPO could be anything from a base car with baby hubcaps to an RS/SS (COPO stands for Central Office Production Order, which means someone got the factory to agree to build a non-standard car, with a combination of options that weren't "available" on the standard dealer order sheet.)
 
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