Photos & text courtesy of Mecum Auctions
By 1975 the factories had abandoned the muscle car wars, but stalwart enthusiasts continued to search for more horsepower, as did the original owner of this one-of-a-kind Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, who wanted to establish the car’s superiority in every possible challenge, including that from the local Pontiac dealer’s son and his ’74 Super Duty. The answer came from Yenko Chevrolet, where Don and Frank Yenko had their craftsmen fabricate the pieces necessary to install Chevrolet’s all-conquering L88 427/430 HP racing big block, which of course more accurately produced upwards of 550 HP. Backing that up with a 4-speed and 4.10 gears for maximum performance, Yenko thus created the only known Yenko Trans Am ever built. Today with just over 13,000 original miles and in extremely original unrestored condition, it is every bit the performer it was meant to be and remains one of the baddest and fastest Yenko Supercars ever. A truly unique Supercar with absolutely no pedigree issues, it is registered with Yenko.net and was recently featured at the Super Car Reunion. It is documented with full ownership history, title copies, all Yenko receipts and records - including paperwork signed by Don and Frank Yenko.