Nickey Chevrolet was the “Original Super Car Headquarters”. Some of the most radical street/strip cars known to exist were created in the 60′s and 70′s in Nickey’s Hi-Performance Shop. Nickey was known for the monstrous big block Camaros, Chevelles & Novas they produced as well as their catalogue selling almost any high performance accessory a guy could imagine, literally “from Accel to Zoom”
This 1969 Camaro Rally Sport Z/28 was originally purchased from Belmont Chev Olds in Toronto in the spring of 1969. The car comes with the G.M. of Canada documentation build sheet which clearly shows the original ordering dealer, plant shipping date and all of the build options as it was ordered in 1969.
This Z28 Camaro comes with the Protecto-Plate, the Canadian Owner’s Manual, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Sellers Kit that contains the names of all the previous owners from 1973 and testimonials from two of the three previous owners. We even have photo’s of the car in its heyday while at the drag strip.
This is one of the most complete cars we have ever seen. The engine components are all original, such as the carb, intake, heads, water pump, rad, fan blade, fan clutch, crank, rods, pistons, block, distributor and starter. The Camaro also comes with the original R/S wiper motor, original R/S vacuum hoses, dated master cylinder, booster, calipers, 2 pc. rotors, original wheel cylinders, original rear drums, jack, manual steering box, bell housing, transmission, shifter and rear end, and more.
The original owner was the wife of a prominent business man in the Toronto area who owned a soft drink manufacturing plant called “Nu-Grade Pop”. She drove the car up until the spring of 1970 and proceeded to trade it back into the original dealership, Belmont Chev Olds.
The second owner purchased it from Belmont Chev Olds in the spring of 1970. He had originally ordered a 1970 ½ Camaro Z/28 which could not be delivered due to the strike at the Camaro plant in Norwood Ohio. At the time of purchase, the 1969 Camaro had approx. 10,500 miles on it. What prompted him to purchase a new car was that he accepted a position with IBM, working in Poughkeepsie N.Y. He opted not to move there and decided to continue living in Toronto and commute.
The second owner was somewhat surprised at the time of purchased that the car was still going to continue with the full 5 year warranty.
As soon as he took possession, he immediately installed a set of Hooker Headers and Lakewood traction bars.
He decided to stop driving the car in 1972. Therefore the Camaro only saw winter duty for one season.
The Rally Sport Z/28 was taken off the road in the fall of 1972 and never licensed or driven on the street again. (except for a 30 mile trip in the spring of 1983 to deliver the Camaro to the third owners)
It was at this time that the cars color was changed from Cortez Silver to a Ford Falcon Blue.
During the winter of 1972 -73, the car was stored in a industrial complex along with other friends who had Super Stock race cars. While in the shop, the owner decided to clean up the Camaro, both in the engine compartment and the undercarriage. As he started to “clean things up”, he soon realized that the car was slowly being dismantled. It was at this point that the car’s future would change.
The owner then decided to build the car to run in Super Stock – Automatic class in 1974.
The original engine and transmission was removed and replaced with a 350 cubic inch 255 HP displacement engine and a 2 speed power glide transmission. He also installed a huge Victor stall converter along with 5:13 gears. This 350 eventually blew up in 1975. For the remainder of the 1975 season, he installed the original 302/290 HP running in the F/S class (stock 69 Z/28). At the end of the 1975 season, the car was retired.
The car was raced competively in the summers of 1974 and 1975.
The Camaro was parked back at the race shop at the end of the racing season in 1975 and slowly dismantled again. It was from this time on that the car was retired.
In the summer of 1983, the Z/28 was sold to the third owner who purchased it with the idea of restoring the car.
The car was immediately taken to a body shop (in 1982) in Scarborough and stripped down to steel with the intentions of restoring it back to its former glory. The car was never reassembled again.
The current owner purchased the Camaro in August of 1994.
The car was media blasted and the sent to the body shop here in London. The day after the stripped shell was delivered to the body shop, the owner received a phone call from the body shop owner to come down and look at the Camaro. At this point he was quite concerned about what he had to show him.
Once there, he immediately took him into the shop and walked him around the car. He asked him what the problem was and he responded “absolutely nothing, there is not even a dent in your car”. He had worked in the past on a lot Camaro’s and he told him that he had never seen one this clean, quote ”There is absolutely no metal body work to be done, all the original panels were perfect and dent free”.
The car was painted its original coded color, Cortez Silver. There are two hoods painted for the car, a NOS steel cowl hood and the original steel flat hood. There are two rear spoilers painted for the car, a narrow 68 spoiler (original and correct for a 02/D car) and a full width 69 spoiler.
The car has original standard black seats front and rear, door panels, dash cluster w/tach and clock (uncut), console w/gauges, kick panels, etc.
This is a special Z28.
Call 630-377-1222 for more info
1965 Superformance MKIII
Dark Royal Blue Metalic with white racing stripes
Licensed by Carroll Shelby
Titled as a 1965
Only 3,100 Miles!
Soft Top and Side Screens
Silver Colored Ceramic Coated Side Pipes & Headers with heat sheilds.
Twin Painted Stripes
Front & Rear Full Roadster Bumpers
Stainless Steel Fluid Recovery Tank
Locking Glove Box
– Ford 427 stroker Engine by Rouch
-Firewall Linkage Kit
Vintage Looking Haldibrand with knock off spinners
Two sets; One are pilished 18” and the others are stock style 15” with gray centers.
Upgraded Adjustable Shocks
-Front & Rear
Upgraded Sway Bar
5-Point Racing Harnesses
Show quality two-stage paint finishes
Hand laminated fiberglass body with reinforcing inserts
Heavy duty TIG welded ladder frame chassis with crumple zones
Fully independent front and rear suspension
Limited slip differential
Willwood® power-assisted vented disc brakes (4-pot calipers.Front, Single-pot calipers back)
Custom crafted coil-over shocks
Aluminum pin drive “Halibrand” style wheels (Knock – off) with 15” tires
Side and rear view mirrors
Original style pedals, catches and fittings
Original style shifter and hand brake lever
Carpeted interior and trunk. Aluminum finished firewall
Sun Visors and wind wings
Wipers & Washer, heater/defogger
Leather seating surfaces (drivers adjusts.)
Original style latch-lock seat belts
Moto – Lita wooden steering wheel
Monza style filler (locking gas cap)
Aluminum, single core hi-performance radiator, shroud and dual fans
Oil cooler and braided lines
Stainless steel fuel tank. 17 gal. (Pressure tested.)
Original style side pipes and headers
Original style gauges (Smith) and switches. (Lucas.) Reverse 180mph speedometer
Roll bar, chassis mounted
Call Danny @ 630.377.1222 for more info