When you think about this type of vehicle, you probably think of a Rolls Royce Phantom maybe a Bentley continental but 1948 Buick super convertible not so much.
Say hello to the ICON Derelict.
For this series, ICON4x4 takes a classic car from any era, any manufacturer, and completely reimagines it.
The body retains its natural [UNKNOWN] but underneath, it's all new.
A new chassis, a modern engine, and a performance suspension.
So the end result is a completely new vehicle, but with the style of yesteryear.
Icon four by four makes cars by hand in Los Angeles, California.
While they offer reimagined vehicles like vintage Toyota Land Cruisers, Ford Broncos, and Chevy pick ups.
It's the derelict that will really turn heads.
When you get into this car, it's like stepping into another era.
I mean, I'm surrounded by all this classic retro design, and yet I've still got an American power plant under the hood.
It's like having the best of both worlds.
There's no drivers, There's no traction control.
How are we gonna put in an aftermarket stereo system when it probably doesn't even work all that great.
This is pure driving enjoyment.
This is driving just for the sake of getting out and having some fun.
Now you might think all this patina just means It's a relic from the 1940s.
[LAUGH] You are so wrong.
Because under the hood is a 6.2 liter supercharged V8.
That's the same one as from the Cadillac CTSV, which is the same one that's lifted out of the Corvette.
So this is kind of like a Core Buick.
Yeah that's it, a Core Buick.
Power gets to the rear wheels via a force feed automatic transmission that's lifted right out of a GMC truck.
And brakes are provided by [UNKNOWN] in the form of four discs on all wheels.
Suspension wise, well, you're looking at independent in the front with a sway bar.
And a four link in the rear with coils all around.
What does that mean?
660 horsepower on tap.
This baby moves.
And driving it feels amazing.
Sure it's a bit like maneuvering the Titanic.
But this isn't anything you're gonna take out to the twisties.
Instead this is a car for straight line fun.
Tap on the gas and that throttle responds with a rush of power, lifting the front end up and pushing you back in your seat.
Imagine keeping up with the Hellcat but doing it in 1948 style.
Now the production models from Icon will start at about $180,000.
But, this baby here?
She's a one off so expect to pay about $300,000 and wait 18 months for your project to be finished.
Nobody said great style and great technology come cheap y'all, it's not cheap.