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Object of irrational desire: the Icon D200 Reformer
It costs £205k, but there's even more to his behemoth truck than meets the eye
It’s the size of Doncaster, it’s left-hand drive and it’s in America.
It also has a near 1000lb ft Cummins diesel engine and would be impossible to park anywhere, ever. But this Icon Reformer D200 is for sale, and we want it. A lot.
Okay, so it costs $300,000 (£205,000 at current exchange rates) and it’s second-hand, but it’s not your average custom.
This is an Icon custom, and those of you who know about Jonathan Ward’s Icon Bronco, TR or FJ series builds will know that it’s probably good value for money. Really.
What you get is a 1965 Dodge D200 US Airforce crew-cab body (the two-wheel drive variant of the infamous PowerWagon) that’s been re-made with all the modern bits from a Dodge Ram 2500 MegaCab, making it 4x4.
Everything else is restored or made better-than-new, including a Banks Performance re-work for the 5.9-litre turbodiesel with methanol cooling, a six-speed manual and two-speed transfer case, allowing it to properly rock-crawl or tow, say, a small town.
There’s also off-road Kore suspension with Fox Racing bits, military-spec 37-inch Hutchinson run-flat beadlock wheels and tyres, Rolls-Royce carpets and an interior trimmed in American Bison hide. Yeah, Bison.
It seats six, and all the good stuff like modern high-end audio and air con is present but hidden in a clean and simple interior, controlled by the original knobs for the AM radio. There’s even an engine management touchscreen hidden in the articulating dash tray.
The external touches - badges, mirrors, handles - are all cut from blocks of billet, and it’s even got super-strong architectural glass, the sun visors from a LearJet, and full LED external lighting. It’s also got train horns. And everyone needs train horns.
It’s daft, massive and inappropriate for the UK. It may cost as much as a supercar, but we want it. What do you think?