ICON 4×4 has unveiled a novel model of their New School Edition TR based mostly on a 1952 Thriftmaster 3100. The ICON New School Edition instantly enhances the corporate’s already well-liked Old School customized collection, which focuses on retro-themed design particulars.
For a long time, the Thriftmaster has been extensively celebrated as a sturdy, utilitarian mode of transport. ICON has developed the basic with state-of-the-art upgrades which were subtly built-in all through the truck’s design.
“Our New School Thriftmaster presents a disarming duality found in all the very best sleepers. At first glance, this is a beautifully restored 1952 pick-up, but underneath it all is a vehicle with power and handling that is absolutely off the charts,” mentioned ICON 4×4 founder Jonathan Ward.
“These New School Edition trucks are exciting in that they give ICON the opportunity to creatively build on the Thriftmaster’s vintage style while cleverly incorporating the best of the best present-day elements that go into a truly one-of-one build. My favorite part is that our first New School truck can easily keep pace chasing down a modern-day sports car through a canyon, no problem at all.”
The New School Thriftmaster is powered by a GM Emissions licensed, 440-horsepower Erod 6.2-liter LS3 engine that delivers 430 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed handbook transmission.
ICON’s added Brembo brakes for optimum stopping energy.
The Art Morrison chassis sits on hand-built, four-wheel unbiased suspension with ICON’s customized 18-inch cast artillery model wheels which permits sufficient area to showcase the six-piston Brembo brakes.
The Thiftfaster’s truck mattress consists of uncommon Shou Sugi Ban wooden completed in a walnut stain. The burnt wooden blends with the general colour scheme of the ICON Thriftmaster as the outside is coated in a Chalk White paint from Porsche.
The truck’s inside is accented by an authentic black chrome trim from ICON. The specialised items could be discovered on the door handles, knobs and particular person bolts.
The ICON Thriftmaster wears distinctive, acid edged badging on the tailgate and hubcaps.
The Thriftmaster’s inside has additionally been upgraded with a microsanded top-grade leather-based from Moore & Giles. A high-performance diminished diameter Tri-5 steering wheel, on a tilt/collapsible steering column together with creature consolation controls could be discovered under the sprint.
ICON added customized solar visors, a rearview digital camera, remote-powered door locks and energy home windows to the mannequin. The truck additionally options LED lighting beneath the seat and dashboard, LED backlit rearview mirrors, ICON gauges with the corporate’s lizard emblem and a Pioneer 8600NEX sound system.
The ICON Thriftmaster begins at $285,000.