The legendaryBill Thomas Race Cars, of Anaheim California was contracted directly by General Motors for a very significant project. The year was 1964.
He was commissioned to build a race car, with the single daunting task, to beat Carroll Shelby/Ford’s new A/C Cobras. Hence, the Bill Thomas Cheetah was born.
The BTC was an immediate success throughout the country. Soon there after GM pulled all their direct racing support, from all such programs and the BTC was no exception. The BTC was put on a back burner, pun intended for decades!
Well…the Cheetah is BACK and will be on display at Chevy Vettefest. The thrilling result of a painstaking and intensive project.This Cheetah in not a replica, but an authentic Continuation that is authorized by the “Cat’s” creator himself, Bill Thomas.
This is one of the most storied, legendary vehicles of the greatest era and that is why everyone involved has taken such care to protect and adhere to Bill’s original vision. “It has been a long, long hiatus” since the last Cheetah, said Thomas, “But the wait is over!”
Nickey Chicago is proud to announce the launch of the Nickey/Bill Thomas1965 Continuation Series Cheetah, Don Swiatek Edition. There will be other Cheetahs, but none like these. Nickey Chicago is the exclusive outlet for these very special Limited Production Cheetahs and we are proud to announce the launch of this series at our Fall Chevy Vettefest show.
Only two Don Swiatek Certified and serialized editions will be produced. One Coupe and one Roadster.
From $105,000.00 us
The Limited Edition Nickey/ Don Swiatek Eddition will include a special 500hp small block Mouse Motor, topped off by a Trans-Am spec X-Ram dual quad intake.
In addition to the Authentic Bill Thomas Certificate and VIN, these special vehicles will also have a Nickey Vintage Cheetah Continuation Series #001 assigned to them. They will include a certificate signed by Don and will also be included in the Nickey Registry, Inc.