The International Harvester corporation released a new line of pickup trucks called the D-series in 1969 to replace the older C-series trucks that had been sold since 1961. On the same D-series truck platform they launched the next generation of the Travelall, which was a wagon built on a truck chassis not to dissimilar to […]
The International Harvester C-series trucks appeared in 1961 with the Travelette, which was a crew-cab 4-door pickup truck that featured a thoroughly modern chassis and suspension setup that put the body of the cab 4 inches lower than the previous generation. This meant a more car-like ride and a huge transmission hump. Find this 1962 […]
This next Midas IH Scout comes as a tip from Hugh who writes: Including photos of the inside of the engine, but not with oil? These were pretty over the top back then, seems pretty cheap. This IH Scout II is in decent shape and is one of the rare “Midas Edition” version that offered some luxury bits inside the rugged beast. Find this 1977 International Harvester Scout Midas bidding for $14,000 in Mansfield, TX via ebay.
You know your car is big when you can’t hardly get a picture of the entire vehicle when it is parked inside of a large barn structure. This isn’t a case of the guy trying to take a picture of his car in a single car garage/storage space, this is a huge barn and we still can’t see the entire Travelall. Perhaps he (or she) should consider take a few nighttime gas station shots to help sell it. Find this 1965 International Harvester Travelall 1100C bidding for $10,100 in Austin, TX via eBay.
This next car comes as a tip from FuelTruck who writes: F-350 retro car carrier. For the person who wants an unbreakable workhorse to move his racecar(s), or just make a couple of extra bucks on the side hauling other people’s projects out of garages, barns, cow pastures, etc. And you’ll be able to haul plenty of stuff with the 7.3 liter International turbo diesel with a manual gearbox. Find this 1993 Ford F-350 offered for $12,500 in Bluffton, SC via craigslist.
The International Harvester corporation released a new line of pickup trucks called the D-series in 1969 to replace the older C-series trucks that had been sold since 1961. This next example comes from the first year of a 1971 restyle where the trucks dropped their D-suffix (1100D, 1500D, etc) and were now called 1010 or 1110 depending on weight rating. For the price I can’t think you can get much more vintage truck coolness. Find this 1971 International 1110 Pickup offered for $6,500 in Modesto, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes from a time when steel was cheap, gasoline was plentiful, and trucks were beasts. I’ve really been impressed with the way modern trucks drive on the road because there was a time when trucks (like this International) were uncomfortable, clunky, bumpy, and terrifying to drive. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting an old truck…because with all of that beefy mass comes ruggedness, easy repairs, off-road prowess, and go-anywhere fun that won’t be matched with a new car that you are afraid to scratch with a tree branch or bash with a boulder. Good luck changing the starter in a 2019 F-150 without some specialized tools and a free weekend, but you could swap the starter on a Scout with a cresent wrench in a muddy field on the way to work. Find this 1975 International Harvester Pickup offered for $6000 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist. Tip from MikeD.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that a vintage international wagon looking thing is universally cool…but it might take someone with a strong stomach to own/drive one for a while. It’s not gonna ride well, it’s not gonna drive well, it’s not gonna get good fuel economy…but it’ll give you more smiles per […]
To drive this next car you’ll need to have a few things; (1) A flannel shirt, (2) A Grizzly Adams beard (3) A fresh tetanus vaccine, (4) A budget for gas and (5) A desire to make friends everytime you stop for your gas. Find this 1975 International Harvester 200 4X4 offered for $3700 near Seattle, […]
The early 1970s fuel crisis hit small domestic automakers (like International Harvester from Fort Wayne, Indiana) hard and they didn’t have the resources to retool their entire fleet to meet the new requirements for emissions and fuel economy. So…what did they do? Only the most logical thing, which was to enter a joint venture with […]