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Jeep Wagoneer Icon Reformer Packs A Punch

When automakers take too long to fill a void in their lineup, aftermarket companies are known to step in and satisfy whatever craving enthusiasts may have. In this case, itís an Icon 1965 Kaiser Jeep Wagoneer Reformer.

Based in California, Icon is a company known for their bespoke Broncos, unique FJs, and wild Derelict offerings. Though a Jeep is not something you usually see from Icon, their latest creation is no less impressive.

Not only did it receive a new coat of Land Rover Tamar Blue paint, the interior has been restored and upgraded with CNC aluminum knobs, bezels, custom upholstery, and door handles. Jonathan Ward, the head of Icon, even tracked down a few original plastic pieces with the same design and when a steering wheel replacement couldnít be found, he re-created a casting for it.

Of course, whatís an Icon creation without a powertrain upgrade. Under the bonnet sits a 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivering 430 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a Gearstar 4l80E four-speed transmission and torque converter, power is sent to a four-wheel-drive system.

Finishing the build are a multitude of performance upgrades including a custom Art Morrison chassis, Fox Racing coil-over shocks, Brembo brakes, Eibach Springs, a set of custom aluminum wheels shod in 18-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 rubbers, and more.

It all sounds like a dream Wagoneer until youíre privy to the six-figure price tag.

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