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.