Icon 4×4 or modern version of the iconic Chevy Thriftmaster truckSeptember 4, 2020
Icon 4×4 has presented a unique restomod based on the American Chevy Thriftmaster truck. Externally and internally, the car retained its original appearance, but received a different engine and a list of equipment with various modern options.
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in demand for classic pickup trucks with restomod. The Icon 4×4 team is good at making these cars, and their latest creation is a cute 1950 Chevrolet truck that has been “revived” into a new car called the Old School Edition Thriftmaster.
In the course of a complete restoration, all of the old Chevrolet chassis was replaced with modern components. Under the hood is now an LS3 V8 with a 4L85-E automatic transmission with 430 hp.
The independent suspension with Brembo brakes gives the Thriftmaster a very unusual ride, even by modern truck standards, not to mention those built 70 years ago.
And yet, looking at the pickup from the side, it will be difficult to say that this is far from an ordinary specimen of the good old Chevrolet Thriftmaster. The classic styling rims are custom made and certainly larger, but they have the right shade of green for the time for its two-tone exterior, complete with subtle touches such as the ICON badge on the fenders. The loading platform floor is finished in African teak, fitted with stainless steel rails, and looks fantastic.
You won’t notice much of a difference inside either, although the leather seats, door panels and headliner are clear improvements over the classic American pickup. The classic dashboard with all controls for radio and climate functions has been preserved. However, they now operate a hidden Bluetooth stereo system, and a state-of-the-art air conditioner helps the driver and passengers stay cool.
Not so long ago, we wrote about taking a look at the 16-ton electric Volta Zero truck with a glass cab. The electric car was created by the Swedish startup Volta Trucks. It should be on the assembly line in 2022, and it is going to be produced in the UK.
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