The California company Icon 4x4, also known for restoring Toyota FJ40 Land Cruisers and Ford Bronco versions, has made a Chevrolet Thriftmaster restmod. The team hid all modern details under the original exterior. The 1950s Chevrolet looks like new and comes with powerful hardware.
This is not the first Thriftmaster pickup restmod. Back in 2014, the company was working on its Thriftmaster based on the 1947-1953 Chevrolet 3100. As Icon 4x4 points out, the Chevrolet Thriftmaster has always been a farm truck, but now it has 435 horsepower and independent suspension. The car was equipped with a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine with 580 Nm of torque, a 4-speed gearbox (and even automatic) and Brembo brakes. Overall, the brand new Thriftmaster has the characteristics of a sports car.
The main feature of the restmod is in 22 unique parts, manual assembly and an original dashboard, which, by the way, now contains a Bluetooth audio system and air conditioning controls. At first glance, the wheels look very vintage, but they are completely new and again made to order. The rear platform is finished in African teak with stainless steel rails. The seats, door panels and headlining are upholstered in saddle leather.
The Chevrolet Thriftmaster looks very presentable, very good for a farm pickup truck. And it is not surprising, because the car was restored to order, therefore the price is unknown. Restmoding is expensive. For example, the previous Thriftmasters made to order costed about 250 thousand dollars.