International Harvester 1210 (1973)
Price: US $7,500.00
Price: US $7,500.00
This auction is for a 1973 white IH Diesel Travelall. . I had this listed together with my Detroit diesel Pickup earlier, but decided to sell them separate.I bought this and a '73 Pickup about 5-6 years ago from a gentleman in Washington state. He bought them from the original owners widow.
Here's the story. . in 1973, the International dealer in southern Washington got these in brand new, as well as 3 others. He took all 5 (3 pickups and 2 Travelalls I believe) to Murty Bros. Fabrication shop in Portland Oregon. Murty Bros. is a very well known light and heavy duty truck fab shop the west coast and have been in business since the 1950's.
They pulled out the brand new 392 V-8 gas motors and auto transmissions and replaced them with brand new Detroit 353 diesel engines and new 5 speed manual transmissions. (the pickup has a 5 speed plus a 3 speed behind it). They did this with custom engineered motor and transmission mounts and braces. Custom fit the factory A/C and power steering pumps, new vacuum pump, even an exhaust system with a large muffler that met noise requirements in 1973. All custom fab work is identical between these 2 vehicles. Very professional work!
Both vehicles have dual fuel tanks, A/C, power brakes, and power steering. They also have matching aftermarket tachs, and controls for engine shut down and emergency engine runaway shut offs.
Travelall only has 59000 miles.
This Travelall starts and runs good, and it drives really nice. New tires on the rear. 5 speed manual, 5th gear is towards the dash.. overdrive? Nice interior, seats are comfortable, smells nice - not that old musty smell. Has some rust at rear wheel wells. Rear window doesn't work right. All gauges work, all lights are working.
I think these are very unique and rare, it probably cost the dealer a fortune to do this swap on brand new vehicles but he was way ahead of his time! Reminds me of something Jon Kinzenbaw of Kinze Manufacturing would do back in the day! He loves repowering about anything with a bigger Detroit diesel!
I hate to sell these and a few other IH pickups I've collected but time to move on. Click on other items to see the other IH pickups I have for sale.
Clear title in hand.
Located at my farm in Schleswig Iowa. They are always stored inside and will be until buyer picks them up. I have a dock and can help load. I can also ship for extra $. Buyer pays all shipping.
I take good check or wire transfer. No paypal.
|“This is a rare International Travelall that had a Detroit diesel engine installed when sold new. In very good original condition. I am selling most of my IH pickup collection on ebay so click on "other items."”|
|Year:||1973||VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||3h2hochb92502|
|Fuel Type:||Diesel||Engine:||Detroit 353 diesel|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller||Drive Type:||RWD|