When you think 1963 International Harvester Travelall, you usually think rusted, clapped-out raccoon sex dungeon on the back 40 of some farm in Iowa. Today’s example is no such hulk. This one’s been completely gone through and received a collection of new parts including paint, tires, a carb rebuild, battery and other details. There are basket cases, there are cars with what seems like a bunch stuff added, and there are cars cleaned up correctly. This one’s the latter.
With a 266ci V8 and 4 speed manual, it won’t win any races, but it will tow a small boat or sports car of similar vintage. It’s only two wheel drive, but let’s be honest: you’re not going to do any serious offroading or snow duty in a classic like this. Besides, the tires are 33″ BFG All-Terrains that offer enough clearance and traction should things get interesting. If you really wanted to, you could convert it to 4wd for less money and effort than it would take to bring a typical 4wd example up to this condition.
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Quoth the seller:
I had seen a bitchin white one on acontinuoslean.com. That one was the barn door model. From that point I got the fever and really wanted a post apocalyptic zombie killing machine of my own.
So I picked up my Travelall the summer of 2010 from an older hot rod guy in Burbank. He had it as a project for him and his son but the son lost interest.
For the last couple of years I have enjoyed bringing her back to life. About 6 months ago I painted it and it has been a blast to drive around especially where we are near the beach. I’ve had Swedish rock bands pose in front of it at the gas station as well as Ferrari owners stalk it like it was from another planet. It’s just an old truck guys. Crazy!
It has the 4 gears but the first gear is strictly granny for towing. She is surprisingly very freeway friendly. Seats are clean and I’m putting in the headliner from a 67 Terrorall I have. To finish her off and give her more creature comfort A/C would be nice. Another nice touch would be what many Travelall owners do is swap the rear out for a GM model which will allow for disc brakes in the rear.
The interior is very Spartan and it does not have a radio. Previous owner took out the heater as well. Hell who needs a heater in L.A.?
It does not have power steering, but that’s o.k. because power steering is for pussies.
Obviously no classic is going to be issue-free, but this one has the look and backstory of a vehicle that’d be great to cruise to the beach or camp site (or camp site on the beach) in. Dogs and surfboards not included.
Here’s a walk-around video with it running:
Asking Price: $9000
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