By Patrick Rall
Yesterday we looked at a handful of Chrysler Group vehicles
that would help fill the official Mopar display and today we look at another
modified Dodge truck coming to SEMA 2012 – with this great looking 1965 Dodge
D200 being offered up by the folks at ICON.
ICON has made a name for itself with models like the ICON
Bronco along with in-house modified versions of various Jeep and Toyota models
but with the introduction of the customized 1965 Dodge D200 shown above, we get
a look at a new area of focus for the off-road gurus. Much like the ICON Bronco, the ICON modified ’65
Dodge D200 doesn’t go very far with external modifications – with just a unique
white paint scheme and steel/black accents applied to this brawny crew cab pickup
that began its life as a military truck.
Where the ICON Dodge D200 really differs from your average
1965 Dodge pickup is in the underpinnings where ICON has added the chassis of a
late model Ram 3500 complete with a 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. With help from Banks Power, this diesel mill
produces an awesome 975lb-ft of torque while a 4.5″ lift kit helps to insure
that there are very few things that this ICON-built Dodge truck cannot climb
over while Hutchinson rims and proper high performance off-road tires help to
make sure that this D200 can literally get through pretty much anything.
The interior of the ICON 1965 Dodge D200 is far more subtly
modded with free range bison leather throughout and a high end sound system
featuring Focal speakers and a JBL subwoofer make sure that this truck booms -
even when it’s not running.
Unfortunately, this truck is said by ICON to be a 1-off
build for a specific and unnamed buyer.
No other information has been offered but you can expect more
information when the ICON Dodge D200 debuts at the 2012 SEMA Show in less than
a month. I will be there, bringing you
the best of the Dodge and Mopar world at the massive Vegas convention.