In the 1970s, automotive design and production were at an all-time high. For many, the era’s vehicle’s stood as a testament to the art of functional design, and at its forefront, the progenitor of Ford’s greatest pickups, the Ranger, proclaimed its timeless dominance. Now, ICON 4×4 has introduced an immaculate iteration of the 20th-century pickup to round out its Reformer series.
In an effort to bridge the gap between one of history’s most iconic vehicles and today’s modern restoration market, ICON has reimagined the truck with an all-new, 426-horsepower Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 engine, AOD automatic transmission, PSC power steering, and a twin-stick Advance Adapter Atlas II transfer case, providing a fluid transition of power to the Ranger’s rear axle. A four-link rear suspension, Eibach coil springs, and Fox shocks combine to create a formidable off-road setup the performs equally as well on the conventional roadway. They’ve even partnered with the renowned manufacturer, Brembo, to create a bespoke Hydroboosted Sport Brake system, resulting in the introduction of larger rotors and calipers for an increase in stopping capability. Inside, you’ll find a suite of iconic Maharam textiles, specially-made leather, and Dakota digital gauges, giving the Ranger an aura of modern identity. Head to ICON 4×4’s website to learn more.