ICON bringing 1965 Dodge pickup to SEMA 2012
Unlike other custom rigs built by ICON, the 1965 Dodge D200 crew cab pickup shown on the right in the artist’s rendering will not become a new production offering from ICON as this former military pickup is said to be a 1-off for an anonymous customer. Because of that fact, no price has been stated for the ICON 1965 Dodge D200 but based on what we can see in the picture on the right combined with the few bits of build information – this should be one of the stars of the 2012 SEMA Show.
The ICON 1965 Dodge D200 features the 4-door Crew Cab body from 1965 but this body has been fitted to a modern Dodge Ram 3500 chassis platform. Included from the modern Ram 3500 is the 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine that has been modified with help from Banks Power to pound out a whopping 975lb-ft of torque (horsepower unspecified) while also including an engine braking system to help slow this brawny vintage pickup. Helping the ICON 1965 Dodge D200 to be better off road is a 4.5” Baja 1000 Chase lift kit that helps make room for the black Hutchinson rims wrapped in proper off-road rated rubber.
The body of the ICON 1965 Dodge D200 military truck has been painted white with sharply contrasting black and stainless steel trim. ICON company badges are found on the hood, fenders and grille (and presumably somewhere on the tailgate) but other than the unique bumper and badging – this modified truck looks very much like it would have when it was new. That has become one of the key features of the ICON vehicles as the company builds some wicked off-road, high performance vehicles that do not depart from the looks of the base vehicle. The ICON Bronco that has drawn so much attention at SEMA in past years is another fine example of how minor body mods and a nasty drivetrain can go a long way in building a great custom off-road rig.
Finally, the interior of the ICON 1965 Dodge D200 is wrapped in free range bison leather for a touch of luxury while a high end sound system featuring Focal speakers and a JBL subwoofer allow for a proper amount of boom for the off-roading audiophile.
Nothing else is known right now about the ICON 1965 Dodge D200 but with the public debut at the 2012 SEMA Show just a couple weeks away – we will soon have a very good look at this cool custom pickup. Again, ICON claims that this truck is a 1-off for a specific customer but you have to wonder if the company might not be encouraged to build more of them if they are popular enough…and if the price is right.