There's something special about bringing a classic back to like-new specs, and there's also something special about making an old classic work better with modern technology than when it was brand-new. This ICON D200 was just about the most impressive restoration project at the entire 2012 SEMA Show, and Jonathan Ward can make one for you exactly how you want it.
This particular truck is going to a special owner from Wyoming, who will push the truck to its limits at his ranch. We're told he got in touch with ICON because he had broken a few new 3/4-ton trucks and needed something stronger, as well as wanting something unique. That's exactly the kind of custom vehicles a small company like this can provide. Some may be familiar with Ward's company because it produces several impressive like-new classics such as the Toyota FJ pickup, classic Bronco and Jeep CJ — each one a better-than-new restoration vehicle with ICON 4x4 logo.
The ICON D200 received massive amounts of attention at the show, but Ward doesn't expect this "Dodge" pickup truck to attract too many special orders; that's mostly due to the build's complexity and resulting cost. What do you expect with a monster-turboed Banks Cummins engine, free-range bison leather and a custom Dodge Ram MegaCab 3500 frame and suspension. Who knows? Maybe the military will want to build 200 of them and pay for the templates. We'll have more photos of the D200 pretty soon on our PUTC Facebook page, and if the opportunity to drive this vehicle pops up, you'll be seeing it again.