GwR Success Story: 1969 International Harvester 1100D!

Jul 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

November 12th Update:  Earlier this evening we received a text from a fine young gentleman name Donald from central Pennsylvania indicating that he came across our July feature of this ’69 International Harvester 1100D pickup accidentally after trying to learn more about the model in general.  As we understand, the person who bought this truck in July quickly determined it was more of a project they could handle and now Donald has become the caretaker who plans to keep us posted on his truck’s progress.  Good luck with the purchase Donald and keep the picture updates coming!


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!

Do you have an International Harvester Pickup Truck story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. chuck Muller.

    I am looking for someone to restore my 1971 IH 1100 with 345 V8 I am the second Washington owner. It was running good when I parked it 7 plus years ago. Needs gas tank and radiater, wheels and tires plus rquisite body work, Minimal rust. I just sold our extra house and the first use of the cash is to restore this classic. I plan to put a stake bed body in the rear and use it to sell veggies and fruit at Western Washington farmers markets.

    Truck and I are in Poulsbo. If you are interested in taking on this project for cash call 360 265 1745. E-mail [email protected].

    • Greg B.

      Talk to Dan Hayes at The Binder Boneyard. He and his shop are in Oregon, and they do great work.
      Good luck with the resto.


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