9. ICON Derelicts Series
After the successful classic off-road and SUV cars ICON produced, the company moved further to reinvent the restomod class. With their Derelicts series of cars, owner Jonathan Ward combined restomoding with preserving the original patina and surface rust. This helped ICON achieve the perfect authentic period looks with modern performance and power. The idea behind the Derelicts series is to find original, undamaged vehicles with the original paint.
They then disassemble the cars and give them new power plants, transmissions, chassis components, and suspensions. ICON even produced custom wheels that look like the stock wheels of the period, but they make to fit modern rubber. The most important thing is to keep as much of the original body and paint intact. They even keep the interior in a rugged shape.
ICON modifies many 1940s and ’50s American cars. At first glance, you may think you are looking at an unrestored and tired old car. But, in fact, you are looking at a perfect restomod with 500 HP under the hood.