Light Line: 1969 International Harvester 1100D – SOLD!

Jul 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

July 20th Update:  We confirmed the private seller of this rare IH truck deleted their Craigslist post in the past week, so we’re calling this one, “Sold!”  Unlike the “Rounded Line” Chevrolet trucks that enthusiasts have now nick-named “Square Bodies”, this vintage of International Harvester’s pickup really should hold that title.

On the extremely rare occasions we come across an International Harvester truck, we almost always move it to the head of the line to feature for Truckin Tuesday.  Our latest example is this 1969 1100D model recently listed on Craigslist in Tomaqua, Pennsylvania with an asking price of $5,499.  Relying on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a price guide confirms this private seller has his IH priced between the #3 “Good” estimate of $9,600 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $3,700.

International Harvester’s Light Line pickups, also called the D-Series, replaced the company’s antiquated C-Series.  It was largely a re-bodied version of its predecessor, with a square-rigged look very similar to the period Scout utility vehicle.  Similar to the Scout lineup, IH offered their Light Line pickups with either step-side or “Bonus Load” style beds in several lengths with either two- or four-wheel-drive form. Engines ranged from an AMC-sourced inline-six to IH’s rugged 304, 345, and 392 cubic inch V-8s until the latter was replaced by AMC’s 401 cubic inch V-8 in 1974. Manual transmissions ranged from a column shift three-speed to the choice of under or overdrive five-speeds, along with Chrysler three-speed automatics. Three levels of trim were offered during this era: Standard, Deluxe, and Custom. The Custom was the range-topping trim, and featured simulated woodgrain body side trim and a plush, car-like interior.

Originally a Washington State truck, we like the solid underpinnings that make this a great project truck to either restore or restomod that dares to be different from the sea Action Line Chevys from this vintage.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Western vintage truck! 345 engine. 4 speed manual. 2WD. Original in Washington. Minimal rust. Great restoration project. New windshield, seal, and wipers! New front tires! New LED headlights! Water pump and engine has a slight leak. Floor pans patched. Runs like a top. Just need a little TLC and paint job. Call for more details! Make an offer and we’ll negotiate!

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