In 1967 Chevrolet released their new Camaro, a baby brother to the already popular Chevy Corvette. As part of the first generation, this vehicle came off the production floor with a standard 3.8 L straight-6 engine, a Saginaw three speed manual transmission, and a GM body. Making their way to dealers across America, Camaros became popular and sold quickly. At the time Nickey Chevrolet of Chicago, owned by Jack and Ed Stephani, was one of the biggest and most successful Chevrolet dealers in the country. With their racing background and extensive knowledge of cars, it was only fitting that they convert the car to what is now known as the 1967 Chevrolet Nickey Camaro SS. Although the Camaro sold with performance upgrades, none was as outstanding as the Camaro created at Nickey Chevrolet.
With their racing experience and passion, Nickey transformed the Camaro and created a 427 big-block conversion through collaboration with the famous racer Bill Thomas from California. There are an estimated 14 1967 Nickey Camaro SSs that were built at the time with one becoming what is best known as the Stage III Nickey Camaro. This particular car received the all aluminum 427 ci L89 Tri-Power engine that was rated at 435 horse power. Also, it was the only Nickey Camaro to be built with the distinct color of Tahoe Turquoise. Featured in many magazines and ads, the 1967 Chevrolet Nickey Camaro SS is a muscle car that will forever live on as a legend in car history.