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Jay Leno Drives An ICON Derelict ’48 Buick
The purpose of ICON Derelict Projects is simple (or so it seems). Take classic vehicles and re-imagine them for modern use. The idea is to honor the original design as much as possible, but pump the car with modern power. In this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, founder Jonathan Ward stops by with his latest Derelict project: a vintage 1948 Buick Super Convertible.
Under the hood of this classic is a supercharged LS9 engine from a Corvette ZR1 that produces nearly 700 horsepower. Check out the video below for a detailed look into the car that hides modern functionality with classic style.