ICON’s 1948 Buick Super is Insanely Cool

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BoldRide.com has an awesome photo gallery of the 1948 Buick Derelict put together by the talented folks at ICON. They’re really known for their Jeeps, trucks and FJ40 Land Cruisers, but this ’48 Buick is the coolest cruiser we’ve seen in a long time.

The shell of the ’48 came from a barn in Pennsylvania, and ICON’s Jonathan Ward used that as the starting point, keeping a lifetime’s worth of bumps, scratches and rust in place, and focusing his attention on the mechanicals and electronics.


Under that scuffed hood, though, you’ll find a modern 638-horsepower LS9 V-8. The body is hung off of a one-off Art Morrison chassis with a modern power steering unit, coil-overs and a modern automatic transmission with overdrive in place of the two-gear Dynaflow the Buick originally came with. Stuffed under the fenders, look for BF Goodrich G-Force blackwalls on black wheels with baby moon hubcaps.

The car showed up last weekend at the Quail Lodge show during Monterey Car Week. For a full photo gallery of the 1948 Buick Super, and ICON’s BR Series Bronco, TR Series Thriftmaster and FJ Series Land Cruiser interpretations, visit our pals over at BoldRide.com.

Craig Fitzgerald

Craig Fitzgerald

Writer, editor, lousy guitar player, dad. Content Marketing and Publication Manager at BestRide.com.