ICON Debuts Custom “Derelict” 1949 Hudson Coupe at Monterey Car Week Supercharged LS9 Power Meets Alligator Upholstery Notorious for pushing the envelope of automotive design and craftsmanship, Jonathan Ward publicly unveiled his latest ICON creation during Monterey Car Week. This newest “Derelict” follows the company ethos of combining a classic body in as-found condition with cutting-edge mechanical components and electronics.
“This project was built for a repeat client we love,” Jonathan Ward says. “He has a ranch in Nashville and loves the local culture there. So, the idea was to build a car with some rockabilly spirit: a vehicle that was distinct, yet fit the vibe of Nashville. Together, we decided a 1949-1951 Hudson coupe would be just the right choice. As we have now built several vehicles for this client, and he understands my odd brain, he encouraged me to go for it, and I built every detail as if the car were for me.”
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Vol 4, Issue No. 7, Fall 2019