Retired Fire Fighter: 1964 International Harvester Travelall – Sold!
Just about anything produced by International Harvester Corporation (“IHC”) almost always gets top billing on the rare occasions we find one for sale. Not only is this 1964 IHC Travelall Wagon listed July 2020 on Craigslist in Haverhill, New Hampshire a rare sight, with only a stated 18,000 original miles this may be the lowest mileage example in existence. Formerly a Fire House vehicle, the current caretaker is asking $15,000 for it. While Hagerty Insurance oddly does not provide a value for these vehicles currently, the asking price falls with the “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $7,695, $16,200, and $38,520, respectively on the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool tool.
International Harvester (“IH”) produced its truck-based Traveall station wagon from 1953 through 1975 in four generations. As one of the first competitors to the Chevrolet Suburban, the Travelall was a forerunner of modern people movers and full-size sport utility vehicles. IH launched the fourth generation Travelall in April 1961 as it underwent the same changes as the pickup range upon which it was based. The new C-series Travelall benefitted from a whole new chassis with all-new independent front torsion bar suspension. Aside from the lower body, the most obvious visual difference was that the twin headlights were now mounted side-by-side, and a new grille of a concave egg-crate design. The wheelbase for the C-100/C-110 Travelall went up to 119 inches, as the front wheels were mounted further forward. This adjustment increased the front clearance angle in spite of the lower body. This series was available either with a flip-down tailgate or two rear barn doors such as the example featured here.
We came across this picture collage of the Travelall through the years posted on YouTube:
With six-cylinder power controlled by a three-on-a-tree stick shift, this is a bare-bones survivor Travelall that appears to be a very solid example based on the pictures provided. While we hope the vintage Pepsi and Coke coolers shown in the cargo area are included with the sale, you may want to double-check with the seller just to be sure. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1964 International Travelall: It has 18,000 original miles, ex – fire house vehicle. Runs and drives and looks excellent. All original, one repaint. I am asking $15,000.00 call if you have any questions and ask for John at 978-372-0487. Thank you.“
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