Super Car Workshop of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, is well-known for its restorations of classic-era Chevrolet COPO and dealer-special Camaros, Chevelles and Novas. There have been many accolades earned by SCW-restored muscle cars.
Some of these include three consecutive Keystone Nationals “Best of Show” awards, two Vette-Fest “Best of Show” awards, a “Best American Camaro in Canada” award, USCC Nationals “Best of Show” winner, and numerous ISCC “Best of Show” awards. SCW cars have been regularly featured in “Muscle Car Review,” “Super Chevy,” “Hot Rod,” “Car Craft” and many more prestigious periodicals.
SCW Proprietors Joe Swezey and Brian Henderson’s roots in the COPO/Yenko community run deep; indeed, they are both founding members of the Yenko Sportscar Club. So it is no surprise that collector Wayne Schmeeckle chose Sports Car Workshop to restore this incredibly rare 1969 Yenko Super Camaro that, unlike most, was produced as a code-X66 car, denoting the SS396 option package in concert with black sills and tail panel and simulated rear fender louvers.
Ordered new and restored in eye-catching Rallye Green with black Yenko striping and standard black interior, the serial number is listed on the Yenko manifest of cars ordered and retains its original matching-numbers engine.
The engine follows common Yenko practice by combining both COPO 9561 and 9737 engine packages, the former including the iron-block MN-code L72 427/450 HP V-8, Muncie 4-speed manual transmission, heavy-duty suspension, power front disc brakes, special ducted hood, heavy-duty cooling and 4.10:1 BE-code Positraction rear axle. The Yenko-inspired COPO 9737 Sports Car Conversion package added a 13/16-inch front stabilizer bar, 15×7-inch Rally wheels with E70x15 tires, and a 140 MPH speedometer.
SCW’s efforts in restoring the car to delivery-day originality left no detail unattended, resulting in what will surely prove to be another spectacular award winner of unimpeachable authenticity.