If you’re looking for a conversation piece for your next cruise-in or visit to the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park, you might want to check out one of the supercars being offered at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction in Uncasville, Connecticut June 26-29.
Being offered with a reserve is the very first 2019 Yenko S/C Corvette Stage II, created by Specialty Vehicle Engineering out of New Jersey.
This heavily modified Grand Sport convertible has a 416 cubic inch LT1 engine with an aluminum block and many upgrades so that its supercharged V8 produces an amazing 1,000 horsepower and more than 850 ft/lbs of torque – all linked to an upgraded heavy duty eight-speed automatic transmission so even Grandma could drive it.
Well, maybe not just anyone’s Grandma unless her last name happens to be Duntov or Fellows, since this car is just so powerful.
Serial #1 (out of a production run of 25 cars) rolled out of Bowling Green with the Z07 Ultimate Performance Package and MSRP’d at $92,340 before the Yenko Stage II package then added $87,365 more – for a total sticker price of $179,705.
Since this car not surprisingly is being offered with a reserve in mind, we’re not sure how much it will bring when the gavel finally is pounded, but we’re sure it’ll be out of the park for most of us ordinary folks. Not that we can’t dream about this Sebring Orange masterpiece that includes unique exterior treatments and extensive interior badging, too.
The name Yenko, of course, has been widely respected for decades thanks to its high output offerings for Camaros and Corvettes. While the original dealership that became famous for installing big-blocks in Camaros before Chevy even did, has been closed since the early 1980s, the legendary name lives on through highly modified Corvettes like this one.
What’s your guess on what it’ll bring at this auction?
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