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1969 Yenko Camaro Dragster, Cliff Ernst Collection

We all know how special the 1969 Camaro is. Seems like it is the stand out favorite of most collectors and car geeks of all kinds. On top of the regular Camaro stands the ultra rare COPO cars. You know the ones. The ones, you go into the dealer and give him the magic hand shake and a wad of cast and you could order up a car unlike the normal run of the mill buyer.

What’s better than a COPO?

Now, if you were really cool in 1969 a regular COPO wasn’t enough, you wanted a Yenko Camaro with the big 427. Bright yellow with black stripes would be a good choice of color. Then what did you do? You tweeked it, you wrenched on it some more and then went to the drag strip.

Here is the ultimate in street legal Camaro. It is a 427 Yenko Dragster with Cliff Ernst name on the side. Sit back turn up the speakers on your computer and listen to this special Chevy sing to you.

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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  1. im not a man of many words but one of my most exciting memories was owning a big block camaro.it was a motion car i bought used.tre rear frame was torn up so i had to make a new frame.and ran square tubing from the front to rear.and new lakewood traction bars.i never lost a race.the pride i got and the memories.can not be bought.this car in the clip is a reminder to me that being an american and even been around these cars was a true honor.im so glad that theres cars like this being restored and built to preserve our american heritage.big blocks forever.

  2. RJ, you may not be a man of many words but your words of American Iron and big blocks sent chills down my back. May we never loose our Freedom and the thrill that fast, loud cars bring to our hearts.

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