Icon Derelict 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL: A Little Something Old and A Little Something New

Icon is at it again with another restored classic. The Derelict 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL is a restored and modified vehicle set to make its public presentation at the 2022 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

The silver powder-coated Art Morrison sedan chassis may look slightly weathered with a bit of patina on the outside, but underneath the faded paint lies a slew of upgrades. This includes upgraded interior materials inspired by the original ones used by Mercedes-Benz, paired with restored wood trims, redone center console, heated front seats, original gauges with updated parts, and custom displays by Redline Gauges. Drivers are presented with a modified original stereo system that now sports Bluetooth controls, four Focal 2-way speakers, dual subwoofer, and an amplifier.

The Derelict 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL runs on a 6.2-liter LS9 engine with a rebuilt 4L85E four-speed transmission, a new rack-and-pinion steering, Hydratech-assisted Brembos, and one-piece machined aluminum EVOD wheels.

The newest Derelict masterpiece will be on show at SEMA in the Optima Batteries booth. Prices for cars in the Derelict series start at $450,000. And for those interested, Icon is open to take on more commissions.


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