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post #1 of 127 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 04, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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A friend of mine located a YENKO duece, 1970 4speed all original, been in a chicken coupe for many many years. The car is owned by the original owner's widow and will go for sale as she is selling her home. The underside may be toast from sitting but all in all completely original. Does anyone have an approximate value for this car? I may buy it if the price is right. Red exterior, black interior, 350, 4speed. Bob
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post #2 of 127 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 04, 8:56 AM
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there is one on ebay fully restored for 62k reserve not met.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...&category=6172
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what do you have to pay for this car?
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post #4 of 127 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 04, 10:41 AM
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Nice clean drivers are going in the $40K - $50K range; top show cars (like the Orange one currently on eBay) are probably worth $80K. Get the VIN and go to the Yenko website
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/show...b=5&o=&fpart=1
to make sure it's on the list. If it's real and you don't want it, I would definitely be interested!!!

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My GOD! That Deuce on Ebay has paper work out of the wazoo! NOW THAT is the way to buy one of the Supercars. As suggested earlier, the Deuce Vins are out, (as are the Camaro, Chevelle, I think). Get on the Yenko site and take a look at the vin numbers. IF its on there, you are more than likely looking at the real deal. If you have any other questions, a guy name Marlin posts over at Stevesnovasite, as well as the Yenko site. He is pretty much a Deuce authority. Its really tough to say value wise on this car.

HOWEVER, If I was you, I would NOT divulge any more information about this thing than is necessary if you find out that its for real and want a chance at buying it. With these cars, people have been known to waltz right in and buy it right out from under you- mainly because they have the big bucks. Keep us posted here, but not with the sort of information that could cost yourself ownership of the car. Good Luck! That would be awesome if you got it!!
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Sounds like a great find. The one on Ebay is now well over $100K but is probably the nicest one there is. I agree with Buzz 100%. DO NOT give out any info on the location of the car if you are serious about buying it. You will probably get several emails asking you about it. The fisrt thing you need to do is get the VIN and check to make sure it is a real Deuce. Here is a link to the VIN numbers.
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http://copo.com/LT1-vin.htm
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Nice car on that Ebay link, but not that it matters, but I remember watching DREAM CAR GARAGE, and the host showcased the Nova. Wasn't the Red Nova's the most rare? I could be mistaken, it has been awhile since I seen the show.
I agree with the previous post, if it's a real Yenko Nova, I would definately keep it to myself (if I could afford it), until you get the confirmation it's "real". If not, is it worth restoring, or can you make a nice driver out of it regardless?
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Nice car on that Ebay link, but not that it matters, but I remember watching DREAM CAR GARAGE, and the host showcased the Nova. Wasn't the Red Nova's the most rare? I could be mistaken, it has been awhile since I seen the show.
I agree with the previous post, if it's a real Yenko Nova, I would definately keep it to myself (if I could afford it), until you get the confirmation it's "real". If not, is it worth restoring, or can you make a nice driver out of it regardless?
Actually, I THINK that the red '69 427 Yenko Nova was the rare one. There are a few Deuces (Deuce ONLY in 1970- the 1969 427 Yenko Nova was just that. It wasnt a Deuce. It was a Beast [img]tongue.gif[/img] ) that are red.

IF that VIN matches one of the ones on that list ( which is pretty comprehensive from years of research from what Ive read), then chock one up for us common folk [img]smile.gif[/img] and BUY IT! THEN go ahead and brag about it with pics and stories. Keep in mind that if that VIN is still within the range, but not on that list, it still may be a Deuce. I THINK that the list is only of known cars from poring over paperwork, but maybe Im wrong. There always seems to be a few floating under the radar.

As always, and REALLY with these usually super high dollar cars, money talks and bull***t walks. Thats why I suggested to be REAL vague about questions and stuff if posting elsewhere about it. Good Luck! I Hope you get it and post some pics! [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]
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Originally posted by Bill Pritchard:
top show cars (like the Orange one currently on eBay) are probably worth $80K.
Uhhhhhh....can I make a revision to that guesstimate?

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baddbob71: you've got mail!

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Not that I know a lot about these, but I've read enough to know that they're super cool and I want one!

I'm hoping bob has found the real deal and gets to bring it home! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Man, I could have bought one in the early 80's for like $2500!!. The guy also had a 70 396 chevelle gold/black stripes, that he had just hung 2 new quarters on, still in primer. He wanted $1900!! I bought a cowl induction hood and a rear SS bumper off him, I was turning my malibu into a clone. I wish I had had the money back then!!
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Well as of today I talked with my friend on the car and I have first chance for purchase, The car is being bought for believe it or not $2000. It has been in a chicken barn since 1978 and has the bicentenial plate still attached. It is covered with numerous items that have been accumulating in the barn over the years and only portions are visable. The hood has not been opened yet. The interior is visable through one of the door windows and the bucket seats have the yenko lettering on the backs. It is a four speed car and my friend said it also has the counsole and gauges. It is an orangy red as described to me. It is located almost a day's travel from me and my friend said he will obtain ownership of the car within two weeks. The original purchaser's widow does have the title to the car. My friend had no idea what this car could possibly be worth and originally had considered it for parts. I did inform him of the potential value and also of my interest in the car, we'll see what happens. We may end up restoring this for resale as partners. The widow is 88 years old placing her at the age of 60 when it was parked so I highly doubt her husband would have made a clone in 1978. She told my friend that the car was fast but was parked because of poor fuel mileage. The barn has doors on both ends with no windows so I bet this thing rarely got a glimps of sunlight in the last 28years. I should have photos of it in about two weeks if all goes well and I will post them here. My friend now knows the potential value of this car, we'll see if he still includes me in the deal. I will post info on this car as recieved.
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The car is being bought for believe it or not $2000.
That is unreal. At that price, that is almost laughable...For that price, its almost ridiculous to restore it solely for resale, because its already worth thousands more than you are going to pay for it; that is of course, IMHO. Its not like you were paying 20K for it, and looking to break even with it. I wish one day I could find one of these cars. Id buy it, keep it, restore it, and proceed to run the hell out of it.
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