Prime Project: 1964 International Harvester Travelall Wagon – SOLD!

Feb 2021 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

March 23, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this IH Travelall “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

GuysWithRides disciplined Search Engine Optimization (“SEO”) process for each Classifind we post is starting to pay dividends, as we now receive calls daily from enthusiasts on the hunt for a specific model when their search lands one of our posts on Google’s first page.  We’ve experienced an uptick in people looking for an International Harvester Travelall, which was that company’s competitor to Chevrolet’s Suburban.  Our latest hunt took us all the way to the San Francisco Bay Area where we found this 1964 Travelall project originally listed in February 2021 on Craigslist in Palo Alto, California offered at $4,875. Comparing that price against the Collector Car Market Review confirms the private seller has their Travelall priced four hundred dollars less than this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $5,150.

International Harvester (“IH”) produced its truck-based Travelall 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 two rear barn doors or with a flip-down tailgate such as the example featured here.

We came across this picture collage of the Travelall through the years posted on YouTube:

In addition to what appears to be a straight and rust-free body, we note this Travelall is equipped with much more desirable V8 power (either a 304 or 345 cubic inch) and an under-dash air conditioning system.  On the downside, the empty engine bracket likely hints at the A/C compressor being removed at some point.  Overall, this appears to be a great project truck with plenty of upside you can flatbed back to your garage.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“International Travel-all in builder condition. Not running. Oregon, California, needs to be trailered.
very little rust.
Fun project. Like a suburban. Rare vehicle.
Mileage unknown?

Restore or restomod: what would you do with this project Travelall?  Comment below and let us know!

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