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The guys at StreetFire.net teamed up with bloggers from Autoblog and PickupTrucks.com to sample some of the fine handiwork of Jonathan Ward, founder and lead designer of ICON, a Los Angeles company specializing in relatively faithful reproductions of Toyota’s legendary FJ Land Cruisers and Jeep’s early CJ. So why include such a post on a blog site dedicated to pickups? I’m so glad you asked!
It so happens that one of the Land Cruiser reproductions that ICON provided for this little off-road joy ride was the company’s FJ45 convertible pickup model. The ICON CJ model is powered by a General Motors Ecotec 4-cylinder, whereas the ICON FJs have the option of a couple different GM Vortec V-8 power plants. In addition to thoroughly modern engines, all the ICON offerings have impressive specifications from top-of-the-line shock absorbers to German military spec soft-top canvas.
Be forewarned, however, that all this awesomeness comes at a hefty price. The least costly ICON model is the Jeep CJ repro at around $70K, and the Toyota FJ models base in the $100,000 range. Check out the link below to savor the sweetness of these awesome rolling works of art. You may also go to the official ICON website to get more details on the various ICON models.