Restoration Started: 1952 International Harvester L110 Pickup Truck – $15,000

Mar 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

If you’re in the mood to restore an older International Harvester pickup truck, this 1952 International Harvester L-110 listed here on Craigslist in Port Murray, New Jersey might be worth a look.  The current caretaker is asking $15,000 for his claimed 35K original mile example, which a review of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his running L-110 optimistically priced $400 below the current #2 “Excellent” estimate of $15,400.  In its current form, we think the seller is simply asking too much.  If you are serious about buying this L-110, you can start the negotiations by emailing the seller here.

The last company to develop an all-new truck following World War II, International Harvester lauched their new L-Series for the 1950 model year.  It was truly an all-new truck, from the wide three-man width “Comfo-Vision” cab with two-piece rear windows, to the one-piece left or right side opening hood (just like Buick), and the Silver Diamond engine tucked underneath. At the time, it was the only pickup to have an all-insert bearing, a fully pressured oil system, and an overhead valve engine.

While this appears to be a complete truck with minimal rust, we think the asking price is too optimistic and given the high end of these trucks command less than $25,000 the restorer will be quickly be under water on the costs.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1952 International L110. Restoration started. 35K original miles. Truck runs. 3 on the tree manual transmission. Extra Windshield, hood and door..

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