Icon Derelict DeSoto
|Icon Derelict DeSoto|
|Body and chassis|
|Related||1952 Chrysler Town & Country
1952 DeSoto Sedan
|Engine||6.1L SRT OHV 16-valve V8|
The Derelict DeSoto was originally built as a Chrysler Town & Country Wagon in 1952, but was rebuilt by Icon into a rat rod as part of their Derelict line. The car features the front end from a 1952 DeSoto sedan, whilst it retains the Town & Country's original rear end. The standard Chrysler Hemi V8 engine was replaced by a 6.1-litre, 425 hp (317 kW; 431 PS) SRT Hemi V8, as used in the Dodge Challenger SRT-8; a 6-speed automatic transmission was also fitted.
Hot Rod Magazine tested the car in April 2011, and were generally positive. They praised the car's reliability and driveability, although David Freiburger criticized the placement of the fly-by-wire throttle, and both testers criticized the cupholders. In 2012, it was featured on an episode of Jay Leno's Garage.
- Bowman, Zach (18 September 2012). "Icon Derelict DeSoto cools its heels in Jay Leno's Garage". Autoblog. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- Greene, Benjamin (22 February 2011). "Hot Rod magazine to feature Icon's Derelict". duPont Registry. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- David Freiburger, Rob Kinnan (April 2011). "The Derelict - 1952 Chrysler Town & Country - Beauty In The Beast". Hot Rod Magazine. Retrieved 21 September 2013.