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 […]
We’re kicking the 4th of July off early here at DT HQ with a 6 pack of Budweiser and a sweet rusty 1961 International Scout offered for $2750 in Florida (tip from Dascpcu). But we need more of the good stuff like this — find us the most Muricanest Bald Eagle winged monster for sale […]
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 […]
The controversial 1981-85 Cadillac Seville was one of legendary GM designer Bill Mitchell’s last designs. The bustle-back rear styling made waves when introduced, but it was the truly horrendous lineup of engines that did the car in. This generation of Seville had three of the most horrendous and half baked engines ever to come out […]
Though its named for the world, it doesn’t get more domestic than this 4×4 utility beast from the West. Previously serving the American people via employment in some unknown government agency, this C-110 could now serve you specifically. Find this 1961 International C-110 4×4 Pickup for sale in the wonderfully named Pahrump, NV for $2,500 via […]
If you’ve got an old car with an inline-6 engine up front the easy route to making power is to replace it with an number of domestic V8s…but the easy way isn’t the DT way…no sir…NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT! The DT way to do things is to take your non-crossflow inline-6 and add another […]
International can be somewhat of an abused term – think Daytona “International” Speedway. Though international in this case probably meant Mexico, Canada, and the United States, this Quad 4 Cutlass model featured all the comfort of the Calais with a manual gearbox and batmobile cladding. In a time when most domestic offerings had pushrods and […]
The art of the custom car has changed over the years — and most of the “custom” stuff you find for sale today is just a bunch of junk from an online catalog randomly put together. Thankfully there are a few visionaries still around who will build something truly unique…some anomaly. Find this 1956 International […]