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Icon owner Jonathan Ward's personal car has the (Credit: Bloomberg News)

Icon owner Jonathan Ward's personal car has the exterior of a 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon with the front end of a DeSoto grafted on.

Icon customized classic cars in Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based custom automobile maker Icon sources old model vehicles and outfits their exteriors with modern, high-powered chassis and powertrains. They look old but drive like new, according to a Bloomberg News review.

Here's a look inside a 1965 Dodge D200, sold for $280,000, and a $190,000 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon that got the Icon treatment.

Read more about Icon here.

Icon owner Jonathan Ward's personal car has the
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Icon owner Jonathan Ward's personal car has the exterior of a 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon with the front end of a DeSoto grafted on.

The car's rusted patina and rubbed-off paint give
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The car's rusted patina and rubbed-off paint give the impression of a clunker, but the 1952 Chrysler is actually part of Ward's "derelict" series of classic cars and sells for $190,000.

The front end of a DeSoto grafted onto
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The front end of a DeSoto grafted onto the 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon features a teeth-like grille.

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The wood flooring and steering wheel of the
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The wood flooring and steering wheel of the 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon are all original.

The original features of the 1952 Chrysler with
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The original features of the 1952 Chrysler with a DeSoto grafted on hide a 6.1-liter V-8 Hemi engine and five-speed automatic transmission.

That beefed up engine produces speeds unfamiliar to
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That beefed up engine produces speeds unfamiliar to the original speedometer of the 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon.

The $190,000 vehicle retains its manual window crank
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The $190,000 vehicle retains its manual window crank and door handles.

The original Town & Country Wagon logo is
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The original Town & Country Wagon logo is displayed in the reworked 1952 Chrysler vehicle.

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The interior of a 1952 Chrysler Town &
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The interior of a 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon, with the front end of a DeSoto grafted on

The radio and temperature controls of the 1952
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The radio and temperature controls of the 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon were customized by Icon. The auto shop delivered about 30 cars to customers in 2012.

An old whiskey bottle is used as the
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An old whiskey bottle is used as the reservoir overflow inside Icon's $190,000 reworked 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon, which has the front end of a DeSoto grafted on.

The original steering wheel of the 1952 Chrysler
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The original steering wheel of the 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon was kept intact for the $190,000 reworked "Derelict" edition.

The original steering wheel of the 1952 Chrysler
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The original steering wheel of the 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon is pictured.

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Jonathan Ward, owner and head designer of Los
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Jonathan Ward, owner and head designer of Los Angeles-based custom automobile maker Icon, sits behind the wheel of his 1952 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon.

Jonathan Ward, owner and head designer of Los
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Jonathan Ward, owner and head designer of Los Angeles-based custom automobile maker Icon, and his crew spent a year customizing this 1965 Dodge D200 truck.

Icon reworked the 1965 Dodge D200 truck to
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Icon reworked the 1965 Dodge D200 truck to fit the chassis of a heavy-duty 2007 Dodge Mega Cab 3500.

The 1965 Dodge D200 truck has four doors
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The 1965 Dodge D200 truck has four doors and a reworked grille. The lights are LED and the tires oversize.

The Art Deco windows installed in the 1965
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The Art Deco windows installed in the 1965 Dodge D200 truck are made of highly reflective glass used in skyscrapers.

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The 1965 vehicle was outfitted with the Icon
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The 1965 vehicle was outfitted with the Icon brand logo.

The 1965 Dodge D200 truck was outfitted with
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The 1965 Dodge D200 truck was outfitted with an oversize, leather-bound steering wheel, which, according to Bloomberg News' auto critic, adds to the impression that you're driving a tractor-sized vehicle.

While the radio in the 1965 Dodge D200
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While the radio in the 1965 Dodge D200 looks like an old AM unit, it actually operates a bumping stereo system. A digital information screen slides out of a compartment in the dash. More luxurious touches: The roof is padded with bison hide, and the thick floor carpets were taken from a Rolls-Royce.

The truck's suspension was upgraded, and Icon installed
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The truck's suspension was upgraded, and Icon installed a 5.9-liter Cummins turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine that is specially tuned to produce 975 foot-pounds of torque and a whopping 575 horsepower.

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