Retired Fire Fighter: 1964 International Harvester Travelall – Sold!

Jul 2020 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

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.

Do you have a Travelall story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

2 Comments
  1. Jeffery Borders

    I’ve only owned my 1973 International for 2 months now. I’m 42 years old and it’s the first classic vehicle I have ever owned. I’m from Radcliff, KY (2 minutes from Ft. Knox where the Gold Vault & America’s gold is supposedly still stored at) I had been shopping for a classic vehicle for over a year when I came across this International TravelAll on the website of a classic car dealership in Denver, Colorado. https://www.worldwidevintageautos.com/vehicles/1812/1973-international-travelall. I had never seen or heard of an International TravelAll, I was familiar with the Scouts that International made, but this TravelAll was something new to me, the only one for sale that I could find and I knew I wanted it as soon as I seen it. I actually found a for sale ad for this exact International when it was first listed for sale in California back in 2015 & the owner listed everything they had done to it including some 22 inch wheels that were not present when I obtained it, Here is the link to that ad: https://saleofcar.com/international-ha/072905 and that’s the only history of it that I know as of now . I went bigger and put 26 inch wheels on it, I had to shave a little off the rear fenders to make them fit and it looks awesome according to all the people that take pictures of it and give me a thumbs up every where I drive it. This International TravelAll has forced me to become a social person because everytime I drive it somewhere, total strangers gather around it and talk about it, hahaha, I enjoy it.

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    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Jeffrey, Wow, great story – thank you for sharing! As someone who grew up riding around in the back seat of two IHC Scouts, I’m much more familiar with these TravelAlls that I believe are even cooler than Suburbans from the era. Good luck with your purchase – she’s a beauty!

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