Classic Broncos reach ICON status

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    Article on how classic Broncos have reached icon status. Ford would really miss an opportunity not bringing it back.

     
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    That's funny... what's old becomes fashionable at some point again, just like in fashion. I wonder who is buying these 200 grand Broncos though, that's exotic car prices.

    Very cool that they work with Ford directly to restore the cars properly.
     
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    Check out their work, pretty awesome looking machine IMO. Nice engine too! :)

    Los Angeles-based Icon has made a name for itself doing to SUVs what Restoration Hardware does to furniture -- taking the old, and making it new again. With a Jeep CJ and a Toyota FJ Cruiser currently in the stable, what better way to round out the lineup than with a late '60s-based Mustang-hearted Bronco?

    Icon got started a few years back as TLC. Back then TLC started to custom build Toyota FJ40s, starting with the chassis and then adding modern goodies like a GM-sourced 5.3-liter V-8 producing 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. After a name change to Icon, they added a modern interpretation of the Willys Jeep CJ3 to its lineup. The Icon CJ3 again features a GM-sourced engine. This time it's an Ecotec 2.4-liter I-4 producing 200 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Both the Icon FJ and CJ put their power to the ground through five-speed manual transmissions and part time four-wheel drive transfer cases.

    Icon Ford Bronco Rear Three Quarters Jpg Looking much like a first-gen Ford Bronco, Icon's version is essentially all-new under the skin. The biggest (and most pleasant) surprise is Icon's choice of Ford's new 'Coyote' 5.0-liter V-8. The 5.0, which also sees duty in the Ford F-150 and Mustang GT, produces a healthy 412 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque under the hood of the new Bronco. The Coyote is bolted to an Aisin Warner five-speed manual transmission and an Atlas II shift-on-the-fly part time four-wheel drive transfer case.

    As for the other goodies, Icon chief Jonathan Ward told us that the Bronco would have Stoptech brakes (six-piston 15-inch front, four-piston 14-inch rear),and a coil-over suspension set up using Eibach coils and Fox Racing shocks. Color us impressed.



    This is Jay Leno's

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4H7H9L0lJQ

    And a feature on VIMEO

    https://vimeo.com/39750232
     

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