ICON, a highly skilled LA-based auto-restoration company, also showed up at last year’s SEMA aftermarket event. Gearheads admired the lovely rust-accented 1949 Mercury coupe, but jaws dropped when they saw its 85 kilowatt-hour Tesla battery pack.
The batteries are dispersed throughout the vehicle to maintain an optimal weight balance. The controller is secured in a custom aluminium enclosure under the bonnet. Open the Merc’s original petrol flap, and you’ll find a Tesla Supercharger inlet.