1970 K5 Icon 4×4 Reformer

There’s nothing that we like more than a good quality 4×4 restoration here at Coolector HQ and that’s the reason you can often find us loitering on the digital pages of Icon 4×4 because they’ve got some of the best in the business. The latest to have caught our eye from this first class American workshop is the 1970 K5 Icon 4×4 Reformer which boasts an awesome old school aesthetic with plenty of design features which have bought it well and truly into the 21st century.

With a pretty punchy price tag of $265k, quality doesn’t come cheap but with a steed as eye-catching and effortlessly cool as this 1970 K5 Icon 4×4 Reformer, it’s hard not to be won over by its not inconsiderable charms. Originally completed back in 2015, this stunning machine has done just 1200 miles since then and is in remarkable condition for a vehicle originally from the 1970s. If you love high quality restoration jobs, this one will be right up your street and will be ready and able to tackle any road trip you can think of.

Eye-Catching Aesthetic

We’re loving the look and retro vibes that the 1970 K5 Icon 4×4 Reformer exudes and for anyone with a love of machines from this golden age of car making, it’s definitely going to become the cornerstone of your car collection. It has a GM 6.2 LS3 aluminium fuel injected V8 engine which is capable of producing 430H.P. / 424 Torque which will leave you mighty impressed when you get this behemoth out on the open road.

The 1970 K5 Icon 4×4 Reformer has a Mandrel bent, ceramic coated exhaust system alongside a GM ¾ ton 4L85E automatic transmission that makes for a mighty smooth ride day in, day out. This is joined by an Atlas II twin stick, part-time 4×4, shift-on-the-fly transfer case, power steering and Dynatrac custom built Dana 60 based axles. Ready for any adventure, it has custom suspension with Atlas leaf springs, Currie sway bars and Fox Racing shocks and rebounds.


Made for hitting the open road in search of adventure, this 1970 K5 Icon 4×4 Reformer has American Racing black Teflon ATX 17” wheels with BF Goodrich 315/70/17 All Terrain tires that make short work of most surfaces. It also comes with custom powder coated steel front and rear bumpers. The rear bumper has a braced tire carrier, which has been designed with a pivot lock to hold it at 90 degrees, until pin is pulled.

Superior Interior

As we’ve come to expect from Icon 4×4, they also pay particularly close attention to the interiors of their creations and its no exception with the 1970 K5 Reformer. This stunning steed has Icon Steering wheel which is hand wrapped and stitched in fine leather, on a custom collapsible steering column with tilt function. Other stand out features include the custom machined door lock knobs, door activated AMP Research powered steps, with courtesy lights, evolved windshield wiper system, extra-large locking steel centre console, which houses the seat heater controls and the Pioneer DEH-80PRS AM/FM/CD/HD head unit.

Given the price tag of over a quarter of a million dollars, there is going to be a fairly limited audience for this majestic looking machine but if you do have the requisite readies to afford it, there are few cooler looking contraptions out there. It has an amazing vintage feel but has been made considerably more contemporary with an array of excellent design features and additions – definitely two thumbs up from us at Coolector HQ.

Leo Davie
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