Posted on: Oct 31, 2011 | 1,543 reads

Icon Derelict 1952 Chevy Deluxe Business Coupe has Hidden Charm

A car like this is what SEMA 2011 should be all about.
Beneath the patina, built up over 50 years, lies a stunning restoration executed to perfection. Raw and untouched on the outside but with an utterly up-to-date interior, the world of shabby-chic has a new player that is amongst the best of the so-called derelict cars starting to emerge beside gleaming hot rods. This particular car uses a complete powder-coated Art Morrison chassis with a front independent suspension and 4-link rear, and an all-aluminum, fuel-injected 6.2-liter GM LS3 V8 that fires out 430hp.
Icon Derelict 1952 Chevy Deluxe Business Coupe has Hidden Charm
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This has been mated to an automatic transmission and a full set of 6-piston brakes with anti-lock control. Despite their time-warn facade the wheels are in fact custom CNC-machined refelcting the car's split-personality. Complementing the mechanical upgrades is an opulent interior that belies the faded green exterior with seats recovered in a blend of wild-caught alligator and buffalo hides, Rolls Royce Wilton wool carpet and Aston Martin vintage mohair headliner; technical gadgets include Focal and Parrot audio components with Bluetooth capability.
Compared to the standard tuning jobs to be showcased at SEMA 2011 this is in a league of its own, and with Icon claiming they can repeat their magic with any vehicle from the thirties to the seventies, expect more of the sub-bling ethos that is at the heart of their unique restorations.
Icon Derelict 1952 Chevy Deluxe Business Coupe has Hidden Charm
Icon Derelict 1952 Chevy Deluxe Business Coupe has Hidden Charm
Icon Derelict 1952 Chevy Deluxe Business Coupe has Hidden Charm
Icon Derelict 1952 Chevy Deluxe Business Coupe has Hidden Charm
Icon Derelict 1952 Chevy Deluxe Business Coupe has Hidden Charm



 
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