1967 Chevrolet Nickey Camaro SS

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.

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2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible

Chevrolet unveiled the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible today at Barrett-Jackson.  This stunning convertible is part of Chevrolet’s plans to say farewell to the C6 of its iconic sports car in a big way. Combining elements from the Z06 and ZR1 models, this open-air stormer will be the fastest and most-capable Corvette convertible ever produced.

The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition is fitted with the same 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine found in the Z06.  Making an identical 505 horsepower and 470-lb-ft of torque, it’s the most potent engine ever fitted in a production Corvette convertible and will be matched with the rest of the Z06’s drivetrain elements, including the availability of the Z06’s six-speed manual transmission. That combo is expected to give it a 0-60 mph sprint time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed in excess of 190 mph.

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