ICON has rolled out a slew of official photos of its D200 Pickup headed for this year's SEMA show. Built with some help from the diesel-fiends at Banks Power, this 1965 Dodge D200 Crew Cab uses a modern Dodge 3500 chassis. That means there's a 5.9-liter Cummins inline-six thrashing around under the hood, good for 975 pound-feet of torque. Much of that twist comes from the Banks toy box, including tricks like a Six-Gun Diesel Tuner, Banks iQ Man-Machine Interface, a Monster Ram Intake Manifold and Monster Diesel Dual Exhaust among others.

The chassis rides on a 4.5-inch Baja 1000 Chase lift kit that utilizes Fox 3.0 reservoir shocks to make room for the 37-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires at each corner. As always, the body and cabin will receive the trademark ICON attention to detail. Inside, this D200 offers up leather seating sourced from free-range American Indian Reservation bison, and custom tailgate latches, mirrors and other trim bits serve as the icing on the cake. You can check out the press release below for more information. The ICON D200 will bow at SEMA early next week.
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CHATSWORTH, CALIFORNIA (September 14, 2012) – In its ongoing mission to modernize the best in classic automotive designs, ICON has partnered with Banks Power to build a very special one-off Dodge D200. Set to debut at SEMA 2012, the ICON D200 will be based on the landmark 1965 crew cab, one of the vehicles to pave the way for America's passion for powerful, reliable, crew cab trucks. Conceived in concert with ICON's new custom Derelict and Reformer series, the overarching goal of the design study will be to create a modernized daily driver capturing the brawny, iconic design of the 1965 Dodge truck. The fully restored ICON D200 will echo all of the classic crew cab's design strengths with mild custom nuances, and decidedly modern performance and comfort.

"We couldn't be happier partnering with Banks on a project offering us the rare chance to fuse the bolder design elements of the D200 into a modern-day custom filled with all the power and drivability enthusiasts expect from each of our respective brands," comments ICON Lead Designer and CEO Jonathan Ward. "ICON and Banks Power have discussed potential collaborations for quite some time, so to work on the D200 for SEMA with them is simply awesome. We have a lot of respect for Gale's innovation and to consult with him and his company on a build like this is just a stellar opportunity."

As ICON restores the D200 truck in its trademark style, build partner Banks Power will be tuning and upgrading a modern-day Dodge 3500 series pick-up chassis and mechanical systems as the backbone of the vehicle. At the heart of what promises to be an extremely powerful truck, Banks Power will be outfitting the ICON D200 with a 5.9 L Cummins engine increased to offer a wicked 975 lbs. of torque. Additional accouterments planned for the D200 include a Six-Gun® Diesel Tuner, Banks iQ® Man-Machine Interface, Monster Ram® Intake Manifold, Banks Monster® Diesel Dual Exhaust, Banks Power PDA Screen® and a Banks Brake® Exhaust Braking System.

Banks Power CEO Gale Banks comments, "I'm blown away with the nostalgia meets excellence character of ICON vehicles. At Banks Power, we work to define future engine technology. We've always been about what's next in powertrain and electronics. With ICON, we've found the perfect mix of their leading-edge vehicle construction, Banks Power components, and Gale Banks Engines. My thanks to Jonathan Ward for the opportunity and stay tuned, there's more to come from both of us."

In addition to Banks Power's myriad contributions, other details abound including a special interior featuring free-range American Indian Reservation sourced bison leather especially designed in collaboration with Parabellum Collection. D200 suspension will include 4 and a ½ inch Baja 1000 Chase lift kit equipped with Fox 3.0 reservoir shocks. The design will also include Hutchinson 17 x 8 Monster WA-1175 series rims in a matte black finish shod with BF Goodrich all-terrain 37" tires. Headlights will be provided JW Speaker. Audio will include a JL Audio sub woofer and amp alongside a 165 KRC series mid range speakers and tweeters. Loner Industries assisted with the fabrication of the custom-made tailgate latches, mirrors and various trim pieces designed at ICON.

In formal collaboration with Banks Power, ICON plans to debut the newest in its special one-off Reformer series later this fall at SEMA 2012. With the build currently in progress now, enthusiasts can look for more details on the ICON D200 to come soon. For more information on ICON, please visit www.icon4x4.com. Those interested in learning more about Banks Power can visit www.bankspower.com. Those interested in learning more about Parabellum can visit http://www.parabellumcollection.com/.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      If there was ONE word that summed up ICON, It'd be "QUALITY". AMAZING!
      • 2 Years Ago
      ICON is one of the coolest companies out there. Everything they put out is amazing. I want this sooo bad!!! But I'd want a gasoline engine more inline with the 1500 line than the 3500 line.
      Jeremy Pennini
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kurt Russell would be proud.
      Red Giant
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is nice looking. Just wish they could do reworks of old Chevy trucks like this. A 1965 Chevy truck is Soooo much cooler looking than this but this truck's odd shape cab definitely turn a head or two as well.
      • 2 Years Ago
      These trucks are so ugly they are actually cool. Not to mention I can't recall ever seeing one in the metal.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Agreed. I hope to own an ICON FJ44 one day.
        • 2 Years Ago
        I've see a few, but they're pretty rare. Most never went to private owners - they usually went to power companies and other fleets, and the Air Force used them to get aircraft alert crews to their planes. You can see some Utiline (stepside) versions, along with International crew cabs in this Vietnam War-era video about KC-135s and aerial refueling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLRlCiB83zs&feature=related The trucks are at about the 7:50 mark.
          • 2 Years Ago
          I don't know about that, I saw a lot of them being driven by "private owners". As I mentioned above, a friend of mine inherited his grandfather's W200 Dodge, it was his first vehicle, and my neighbors had one in the mid '70's that towed their horse trailer. They had 3 kids so a back seat was a necessity. When it got wrecked, it was replaced with a Suburban.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This truck-in it's original trim- would never be on my radar as a "lust object". The ICON touch has made me turn a 180 about that.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      ICON, the I stands for idiot.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Any particular reason? Or do you just like to make empty insults because that's the best you can do?
          • 2 Years Ago
          "bought it to satisfy his ego" ????? This coming from a guy claiming to own " a six-figure car" ??? LOLOLOL !!!!!! What a tool !
      • 2 Years Ago
      Take a brand new diesel Ram truck and throw on one of the ugliest body styles of any pickup from any year and charge $150K. At least use a body style that is cool like a Power Wagon.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Couldn't agree with you more. This thing is PAINFULLY ugly; there is no polishing this turd. With that said the craftmanship and quality look spot on. Why no full interior shots?
      • 2 Years Ago
      They make cool stuff, but spending the $$ for their cars is ridiculous. People should learn to build it themselves rather than just cutting a check and being a douche. All that being said, I may steal that tailgate latch idea for my build.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool idea and I'm sure there's a decent market for something like this, but I can't see buying this over the donor Dodge truck. If they had toned down the retro just a tad, I think you'd have a winner. but this thing is just a little ugly.
        • 2 Years Ago
        That is why the chicks dig it!! They think they can "fix" it!
      • 2 Years Ago
      These old 70's trucks are starting to grow on me. Huge engine bays for easy repair, and a big cabin with one long seat. I love Icons stuff, but man its outrageously expensive. Like the $150,000 FJ. For that kind of money you could buy a mint restored real FJ and have plenty of money left over for a sports car.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow... I've always been pretty "meh" to Dodge trucks, but I really freaking want one of these!
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