Yesterday on eBay Stories, we talked about a custom 2013 Nissan GT-R autographed by the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt. Today we are looking at another custom car, this one from the 1960s. Now, if you think this blog is destined to only talk about cars, you are wrong… we just happened to find two really cool cars to highlight this week and we know how much our readers appreciate hearing about them. If you love cars and want to read about them every day, head over to the eBay Motors blog, which talks about all sorts of cool cars found on eBay and also provides car reviews.
But back to today’s remarkable find. We stumbled across this one-of-a-kind 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Convertible:
The Corvair sports cars don’t need much of an introduction, ranking right up there with the Corvette Stingray or with the Chevrolet Camaro in terms of name recognition. Aside from the many production-style Corvairs, there was also a subset of modified and racing Corvairs created in the mid-1960s. The Yenko Corvairs among these modified racecars, created, in part, to compete with the Shelby Mustangs in the Sports Car Club of America.
If you’d like more information about the different types of Corvairs, take a look at the Wikipedia Corvair entry on the car, which is very extensive. Suffice it to say, the Yenko Corvairs were rare, but even more rare — there was only one Yenko Corvair convertible ever created — is the one up for auction here.
The listing describes the car, and details its various modifications over the years. Read below about the history of this vehicle, designated as YS302:
“The history of this car is very interesting, It was actually converted to Yenko Stinger specs in 1976 from a pristine 1966 Corsa 140hp 4 speed convertible for Yenko customer Everett Gouak of Fort Washington, PA. I have a copy of the Yenko authorization letter dated 7/7/76 referencing the GM VIN and the Yenko tag number. Yenko didn’t have a deck lid in stock at the time the mechanical mods were done. The Yenko decklid was shipped to Everett on 7/13/76 to finish the Yenko body modification. I have the original trucking company consignee’s memo and the original letter from Everett to Don Yenko complaining about how long it has taken to get his parts! Sometime between 1976 and 1979 Everett sold the car to Lewis Friedman of Potomac, MD. Then between 1979 and 1981 Lewis sold the car back to Everett! In 1981 Everett sold the car to Harry Bennett of Scottsdale AZ. I bought the car from Harry in 1991. I sold the car in 2007 to James Kamihachi of North East, MD, a few months later I traded Yenko Stinger YS003 plus cash to get the car back! I have owned 10 Yenko Stingers total!”
Here is a video that shows this Yenko Stinger Convertible in action:
If you are interested in this one-of-kind convertible, get bidding, and good luck.