When it comes to restoring classics, not many do it better than the guys at ICON 4 x 4 and this is admirably illustrated by this stunning Old School Edition Thriftmaster Pickup. This completely bespoke, fully customised 1950’s Era Truck is ideally suited for classic car collectors and enthusiasts alike and it has definitely captured our imagination here at Coolector HQ.
The ICON 4 x 4 Old School Edition Thriftmaster Pickup is the latest release from this much love workshop and one that allows them to scratch their itch for restoring vintage machines. The incredibly detailed restoration is definitely going to resonate with collectors and ICON 4×4’s newest hand-built Thriftmaster effortlessly combines the original vehicle’s timeless bygone era styling with contemporary state-of-the-art engineering for the ultimate truck driving experience.
Past Meets Present
This breathtaking machine is ICON 4 x 4’s newest addition in a celebrated series of amazing Old School editions, which feature restored trucks which are positively overflowing with the best of contemporary performance and engineering all with a distinctively vintage aesthetic. ICON 4 x 4 had the chance to thoroughly redesign the visual components as well as the chassis for a much smoother, more enjoyable ride, that also delivers an entirely different personality, when compared to their New School builds.
The ICON 4×4 Old School Edition Thriftmaster boasts an emissions-certified LS3 V8 engine which is capable of delivering 430 horsepower mated to a 4L85-E automatic transmission. Implementing independent front and rear suspension, this versatile truck is capable of hauling light loads while also having all the performance characteristics of a contemporary-day sports car. The result is a decidedly timeless retro aesthetic that drives like nothing else out on the road today.
It incorporates a stunning light vintage green two-tone paint job that is sure to make a statement. In true coach-built fashion, each exterior component of the Thriftmaster build has been given significant attention to make it stand out from the crowd. The brilliant Old School style the truck presents is seamlessly continued throughout the interior with more period correct design details with a wonderful ICON 4×4 twist.
Old School Interiors
This majestic looking build from ICON 4 x 4 keeps the original vanilla-hue Thriftmaster dashboard to make the most of the luxurious saddle leather seats, steering wheel, and roof. One of the many unique elements of the truck is the Saint Francis badge found in the rear of the interior cabin. Among many things, Saint Francis is known as the patron saint of automobile drivers’ courtesy of a famous legend of how an angel used to light the oncoming road to keep her safe from hazards.
Other modern updates implemented into the vehicle include powerful ICON Brembo brakes that considerably improve the truck’s stopping power, as well as a sleek African teak bed, which has been complimented with stainless rails and custom removable cargo hold down pins. A Bluetooth dependent audio system feeds crystal clear sound through a digital sound processor which is controlled by two design-era appropriate dash knobs and a powerful new A/C unit.