Let it be known: You don’t have to wait for a Mecum or Barrett-Jackson auction to get your hands on a rare piece of GM history. Simply pop over to eBay or Craigslist and take your pick. Case in point, this ultra rare “Nickey” Corvette.
Nickey Chevrolet (AKA Nickey Chicago) was a high-volume GM dealer in Illinois and in the late 50’s it decided to kick business into high gear by adding a high performance parts shop.
Discerning customers could walk into the dealership, pick their vehicle, and have the dealerships fit any number of performance modifications. From major overhauls– like cramming the Z/28 Camaro’s 302 cubic-inch V8 into a 1969 Chevelle– to minor tweaks here and there, the scope of modification was limited only to the size of the cheque you could cut.
Today, many Nickey’s are held in private collections and they rarely hit the market, which makes this eBay listing just that much more special.
This particular ’67 has been authenticated as the real deal and it comes fitted with a 427 big-block, headrest seats, telescopic steering wheel, power brakes, side pipes and 4-speed manual with a Hurst shifter.
While the Corvette was originally painted Maroon, the seller says the car was fitted with fender flares when it was acquired and after repairing the body, “it looked and sounded perfect in black primer, so I left it.”
Finished in matte black with side-pipes and those killer dog dish wheels, this has to be one of the best-looking C2 Corvettes we’ve ever seen. And it’s all yours for a cool $225,000. Collectors know why it’s that expensive.
GM Authority top tip: Sell one of your kidneys and buy this Nickey Corvette. Now.