“Bad welds,” he says. “Too easy to not wrap around a telephone pole,” he says. This is the last, most extreme version of the Dodge Viper we’re talking about here! Somebody shut this geezer up and make him show some respect!
At no point does OCD car redesigner Jonathan Ward of ICON ever explicitly say how much it cost to turn a clapped out (first) Clinton-era Miami Dade PD Chevy Caprice into what you see above. It’s almost certainly six figures and most definitely worth it. Is it ICON’s best car? Yes, yes it is.
Jonathan Ward’s ICON 4x4 turns trucks into beautiful restomod works of off-roading art. So when we hung out with him, we had no choice but to ask what it would take to turn Andrew Collins’ old Toyota Tundra into their kind of future classic.
Jonathan Ward’s outfit ICON 4X4 takes ratty old Land Cruisers and completely retools them. We’re talking scratch-built frames, huge supercharged V8s, and painstaking attention to detail with stratospheric price-tags to match. We figured nobody could bare to beat up on a vehicle like that. We figured wrong.
Jonathan Ward likes anything mechanical and revels in unique designs, so it’s not surprising that he’s been a watch nerd longer than he’s been a car guy. And he recently sat down with the crew at Hodinkee to go over one of the more eclectic watch collections out there – which perfectly suits the man.
Jonathan Ward has unconventional tastes. One of those is a deep love for the Dodge D200 Power Wagon, the beefiest, strangest big boy truck of the ‘60s. But he’s not a fan of what’s underneath the freakishly chunky exterior, so he did what any other OCD-addled builder would: he ripped off the body and dropped it on…
ICON’s cars are built by two-man teams and the waiting list is currently about two years long. Jonathan Ward, the man behind it all, doesn’t think that’s enough, and soon may have to buy a Tesla Model X with or without Elon Musk’s blessings.
When Icon's Jonathan Ward calls up a few friends to put on a car show, you know it's going to be amazing. But I wasn't expecting this. It's the most Jalopnik car show at Pebble this side of Concours d'LeMons, and Ward and Co. managed to pull it off in less than three weeks.
Icon's Jonathan Ward has officially made the leap from OCD car builder to mad scientist. He's in the early stages of a new project that will see the realization of his streamliner fetish, and he's making in-roads at Tesla for the underpinnings, complete with all-wheel-drive.