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#174281 - 03/01/06 08:12 PM Nickey Camaro of 68
57tommy Offline
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I just couldn't resist joining in on the fun talk about Nickey cars. After being dropped off at Selfridge, AFB in Detroit, MI in 1965, I made my home there and worked for Holley Carb. I bought a 67 RS SS from Merrolis (sp) Chevrolet in Detroit and then in August of 1967 I bought a "Hugger Orange" RS SS from Nickey. I think I paid about $4200 and change. I had the option of 427 / 425 or for the extra $270 (I think) I could get an L-88. I indeed ordered the car and was given the keys on October 11, 1968. It is possible that some of our readers might remember my car roaming Woodward Ave. and Ted's Drive In. Just as a side note, I am in the process of helping my son "clone" a 68 Nickey big block car with - of all things - Tri-Power on a streetable L-88.

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#174282 - 03/01/06 08:23 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: 57tommy]
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Welcome.
Do you know where it is today?
Would you have any old pictures of it to share with us?

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#174283 - 03/01/06 08:36 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: Mr70]
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Coooool story....more, more! . When did you let it go....and where? ~ Pete
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#174284 - 03/01/06 08:52 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: PeteLeathersac]
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Yes Pictures of it please. and any hints to the VIN or other info that would ID the car today?

Do you still have any of the NICKEY paperwork?
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#174285 - 03/01/06 09:10 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: JChlupsa]
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Special Paint - - ? Very What other options did you order with it?
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#174286 - 03/02/06 02:35 AM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: Stefano]
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Wow ! I did not expect such a response, but YES I have a couple of pictures, one taken at the US30 drag strip in Illinois in 1968. This car held the "C Stock" world record of 10.43 / 123mph for about 2 weeks (until Grumpy unleashed his Toys, one of which ran Factory stock for about 2 months. He trimmed the record to the low 10s) I crewed for the STP Cougar "Funny Car" in 67-68 when Maynard Rupp drove it. Employed by Holley was a great key to hot rods, cause I could "flow test" carbs for technical knowledge. I onec had a '66 corvette with a Jim Hall all alloy engine given to me for "favors" that probably had an honest 600HP. I will post the pictures of the Nickey and I will plead for mercy from my EX to allow me to retreive my "hot rod" stuff from her family's storage - like more pictures, and two motors complete. A 1967 (still in crate) 302 w/ original cross ram and my son's motor for his Camaro, a factory fresh LS7.
By the way, Stefano, I was not given too many "options" with my Nickey, but I did get a radio, 12 bolf rear / 3:70 gear, Hooker headers, M22 trans, Black cloth interior, 70 series Red Line Wide ovals, and of course the famous "Stinger Hood" minus the nose point - I think only Balwin had the true Stinger.

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#174287 - 03/02/06 02:54 AM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: 57tommy]
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your Nickey must have been a 68??? being orange and having black deluxe cloth int???

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#174288 - 03/02/06 03:14 AM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: budnate]
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Yes it was a 1968 396 / 375 RS SS drop shipped to Nickey in early September. When I picked up the car in October, a light snow had dusted the streets and I was scared to death to "goose" the throttle for fear of spinning out of control on my way back to Detroit.

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#174289 - 03/02/06 04:29 AM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: 57tommy]
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Freakin Awesome! Post some pics! Did you save the order sheet?

Here is a REAL order sheet that I have in my Chicago area dealer memorabilia collection. This would have been one cool car!




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#174290 - 03/02/06 04:32 AM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: hvychev]
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One bad Mo Fo


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#174291 - 03/02/06 12:20 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: hvychev]
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Is that paperwork from Kevin's Nova?
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#174292 - 03/02/06 01:32 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: YENKO DEUCE REGISTRY]
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No Marlin. This is for another car. I own this particular piece of paperwork. I am sure if it were Kevin's he would be flying over this afternoon to pry it out of my hands!
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#174293 - 03/02/06 01:47 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: hvychev]
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Hmmm...
I can see a 412 area code, so it went to the pittsburgh - 15032 zip?
Looks like a '71 Nova with an LS6, M22, & what rear?

Cool paper
I have an ad for a '69 NICKEY Nova for sale, phase III!
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#174294 - 03/02/06 03:10 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: YENKO DEUCE REGISTRY]
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Here is the only picture of my 68 Nickey - more later


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Edited by 57tommy (03/02/06 03:13 PM)

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#174295 - 03/02/06 03:21 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: 57tommy]
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Thanks for sharing this.


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#174296 - 03/02/06 10:00 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: Mr70]
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Cool pic. When was the picture taken? All the emblems are already shaved.


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#174297 - 03/06/06 04:23 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: 57tommy]
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Awesome!
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#174298 - 03/08/06 11:11 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: Mr70]
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...was the scoop added to a standard steel hood?
...or is that fiberglass?


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#174299 - 03/09/06 01:28 AM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: John]
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Nickey had a local vender who could supply such items.
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#174300 - 03/09/06 10:21 PM Re: Nickey Camaro of 68 [Re: hvychev]
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Wow is that 4k for that eng in 71

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