SEMA 2011: Sickness In Seattle With a ’67 572 Big Block Chevelle SS

One of the most eye catching cars featured in the front of the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2011 SEMA tradeshow was a 1967 Chevelle SS that was fully customized from bumper to bumper. Called “The Sickness” by car owner Frank Duval, the car was customized by Derek Hall in his three car garage shop in Seattle. To us, it was totally “Sickness in Seattle”.

We had the opportunity to talk with builder Derek Hall about the build and he gave us the full details on the combo:

  • 572 Big Block
  • Tremec 5-speed manual transmission
  • Art Morrison Frame
  • Modified grill center section from a 56′ chevy
  • 4 corner Wilwood disc brakes
  • Custom bumpers front and rear with reduced body gaps
  • Custom modified outer wheelhouses
  • Shaved and molded drip rails
  • Custom Welded and smoothed hood underside
  • Modified and flush mount windshield moldings
  • Custom smoothed core support
  • Custom “reduced size” taillight moldings
  • Shaved door handles and trunk latch
  • Custom console and dash, with Dolphin gauges
  • 18″ Boss wheels
  • Custom Seats from a 2007 Ford 500
  • Factory Chevelle Rosewood Steering Wheel
  • Full custom upholstery by Todd and Kristn at Vanhouten Upholstery in Spokane, WA

Photos of how the car looked before Derek Hall began the bumper to bumper customizing.

According to Hall, the naturally aspirated 572 BBC makes 620 hp and is very well behaved on the street. We could spends several paragraphs talking about the mirror like paint or the clean look of the shaved body, but as we have often said, a picture is worth a thousand words. We’ll just leave you with this photo gallery:

What do you think of the Sickness in Seattle and its monsterous 572? Leave us a comment below, and make sure you check back to Chevy Hardcore for all of your 2011 SEMA needs.

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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