Champagne & Cream: ICON's Custom '48 Chevy Truck


The perfect color scheme can make a huge difference for any classic car restoration or restomod project. Case in point, take a look at this stunning 1948 Chevy Thriftmaster built by the talented team at ICON. It's powered by an LS3 V8 and rides on an updated Art Morrison chassis, but the coolest part of the build might just be its combination of colors: champagne metallic paint, cream accents, and a chocolate suede leather interior.

ICON TR Build #23


This build is part of ICON's "TR" series of customizable classic Chevy trucks. These are available in 3-window or 5-window varieties, with Old School or New School trim styles. The buyer of this '48 Thriftmaster selected the Old School 5-Window package with custom two-tone paint. The base color is from a modern BMW, while the cab and wheels are finished in a cream color from Volkswagen.


A chocolate brown pinstripe separates the two body colors and mimics the interior upholstery. As for the bed, that's finished in black walnut wood with polished bed wood strips.


The wheels are painted in the same cream color to match the top half of the cab, and finished with original-style stainless wheel caps. Michelin Pilot Sport tires offer sports-car levels of grip and braking performance.


For the interior of this truck, ICON used chocolate brown suede leather with unique woven leather piping. The same color of leather was used to wrap the door panels, steering wheel, and even the sun visors.


The dash features customized Dakota Digital gauges and a sleek concealed Bluetooth stereo system.


The original center dash speaker grille — now a location for two hidden A/C vents — was painted champagne metallic to carry over the exterior color. Below it, polished knobs offer control of the audio volume and bass level, lights, wiper, fan, vent, and temperature.


This truck is powered by a fuel-injected GM E-Rod LS3 V8, offering plenty of power and reliability for daily use. Even the hood emblems were customized to reflect ICON's involvement without detracting from the original style of the truck.

Check out the video below for a closer look and more details about this high-end Chevy truck:

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