Deja Vu: 1968 IH Travelall & 2008 Chrysler Aspen Restomod – SOLD!

Nov 2020 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

December 14th Update: We just confirmed the private seller of this unique restomod deleted their Craigslist ad, so we’re now able to call this one “Sold!”  While this one got away, 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.

Looking back at our very humble beginnings of this website in June 2019, we featured a very unique 1968 International Harvester Travelall body that had been nicely merged onto a modern 2008 Dodge Aspen chassis.  It was a shame we had almost zero web traffic back then, as it thought it was a very interesting “best of both worlds” restomod.

Fast forward nearly 18 months and imagine our surprise when we came across what is undoubtedly the same IHC/Aspen combination posted jin December 2020 on Craigslist in Garden City, New York with the price now at $20,000. If you study the pictures below from 2019 and the ones in the current listing above, you’ll quickly note the interior has been completely changed out again.  Oddly, even the dashboard which is no easy feat.  So, the $3,000 price increase from 18 months ago is likely meant to cover the new interior cost.  We’re curious to learn the back story about this creation and the subsequent changes by the current caretaker, so we’ve reached out to try and get the scoop.  We will update this post if we hear anything back. 

Here’s the current caretaker’s description:

“1968 International Travellal. Custom body swap onto a 2008 Chrysler Aspen Chassis and floor board plus interior. HEMI 5.7 AWD/ 4×4 . Heated seats, front and rear heat and A/C. New tires and drilled/slotted rotors and pads. Needs some cosmetics to be perfect. Interior and some areas of paint are starting to bubble. Don’t need to sell, just looking for a change. Interesting trades are welcome. 60s vans, pickups, microcars, let me know what you have.”

While this is our original June 14, 2019 post on this unique restomod:

For this week’s Four By Friday post, we’re featuring something you don’t see every day:  a 1968 International Harvester Travellall restomod the private seller states is grafted onto the chassis of a 2008 Chrysler Aspen and that the firewall, floors, interior, chassis, and running gear are all stock.  You can find it on Craigslist where despite having a claimed $30K invested,  the private seller is currently asking only $17K or best offer.  The seller provides a very brief description that only states the powertrain includes a 5.7L Hemi, all-wheel drive, heated seats, and rear HVAC.  He also states that “there is too much to list here” so you’ll need to contact him directly to get the details.

With what appears to be all the hard work of grafting an old body onto a modern chassis, the biggest thing you’ll have to decide is whether you want to remove what appears to be a bed liner applied to the entire exterior.  Good luck with the purchase!


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