Any Yenko Camaro, made by Specialty Vehicle Engineering, is an immediate collector’s car the moment it’s announced. They have insane power, look great, and are very rare. They can also be quite expensive, with a Stage II package coming in at just under $70,000, excluding the price of a donor car. But that rarity and desirability also extends to the used market for these Camaros, apparently. Case in point: currently on eBay, there’s a 2019 Yenko Camaro Stage II posted with a “Buy it Now” price of $169,991.
Clearly, the owner of the Yenko is trying to flip it. It’s only gone 72 miles since new, so it’s obvious the owner bought it as an investment, not because they wanted to enjoy the ludicrous and wonderful 1,000 hp V8 under the hood. The Yenko Stage II package costs $66,995 plus the cost of a Camaro. At minimum, you needed a 1SS model with the 1LE package. Fully loaded in 2SS trim, that would cost you around $50,000. Depending on spec, buyers were looking at somewhere between $110,000 to $120,000.
But this Riverside Blue Yenko Camaro Stage II is costing you around $50,000 over that. To make matters worse, the 2020 Yenko Camaro Stage II package costs about the same as the 2019 model (at $68,995), and is still available.
We reached out to SVE to see if you can still buy a new Stage II Camaro, and they said there are definitely still 2020 models available for purchase. They also said time is ticking away for the 2020 model year, so there must not be many of the planned 50 units still on offer.
SVE added an automatic model to the range, unlike the manual-only 2019. While the package cost much more ($75,995) for the automatic, you could spec a brand new 2020 Yenko Camaro Stage II, with an auto or manual, for considerably less than this used 2019 model. You can also get a convertible if you so desire. Plus, the front facia was updated on the 2020 Camaro, and looks much better.
Unless you’re a desperate sucker, there’s really no reason to buy this 2019 Yenko at this price when you can still get a new one exactly how you want it, for less. And a new one gets you one crazy muscle car.
The Stage II package gives the wild 1,000 hp through upgraded pistons, cylinder heads, crankshaft, intake and more. It’s also got a custom valved exhaust that must sound great. All that power is put down, hopefully, through upgraded Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. It looks the part too, with retro wheels and graphics, plus that massive hood scoop.