Sixteen Months Gone: 1952 International Harvester L110 Pickup Truck – SOLD!

Jul 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

September 5, 2021 Update – The private seller just informed us he found a buyer for his vintage IH pickup, so we’re now able to call this one “Sold!”

July 20, 2021 Update – Proof that enthusiasts’ ability to search and find old posts on continues to grow as we just received a call from the owner of this truck we originally featured in March of 2020 and assumed it had sold after their Craigslist ad expired.  The seller called to inform us the truck is still available for the asking price of $15,000. 

If you’re in the mood to restore an older International Harvester pickup truck, this 1952 International Harvester L-110 listed on Craigslist in Port Murray, New Jersey might be worth a look.  The current caretaker is asking $15,000 for his claimed 35K original mile example, which a review of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his running L-110 currently falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $10,800 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $18,200. As a second data point, the Collector Car Market Review reveals the asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good estimate of $14,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $24,000.

The last company to develop an all-new truck following World War II, International Harvester launched its new L-Series for the 1950 model year.  It was truly an all-new truck, from the wide three-man width “Comfo-Vision” cab with two-piece rear windows to the one-piece left or right side opening hood (just like Buick), and the Silver Diamond engine tucked underneath. At the time, it was the only pickup to have an all-insert bearing, a fully pressured oil system, and an overhead valve engine.

While this appears to be a complete truck with minimal rust, given the high end of these trucks command only $27,800 the restorer will quickly be underwater on the costs.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1952 International L110. Restoration started. 35K original miles. Truck runs. 3 on the tree manual transmission. Extra Windshield, hood, and door.

Do you have a IHC L110 story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. Jimmie LeRoy

    I wish I could get another 1952 International. My first vehicle at 17 was a 1952 International pickup. I was the second owner of the truck and loved it. The original owner originally bought it to start a delivery service. As the business began to grow, the truck sit in front of his company as a memory of his beginnings. My step father went to work as a delivery driver for him. Knowing that I wanted an older vehicle, he told me that his boss was selling the truck. I talked to his boss and he allowed me to buy the truck. I took my drivers testing in that truck. I had minor issues with it, but my neighbor at the time had his own automotive garage and would talk me through making repairs. I never planned on getting rid of the truck ever. The day I went to get married to my live in girlfriend, my truck was stolen. A friend drove us across the state lines to get married, because my future bride was under age. We returned home to find my truck gone, and everything in our house stolen. Apparently they loaded my truck with everything we owned and took it. I found the truck about 6 years later, but it was owned by a church in a different county. I did not want to take from the church, but found out who stole it. Thankfully they were already in jail for doing the same thing to others.

    • Richard Trevino

      I just ran across your comment as I’m looking to sell an inherited 1952 International L110 that I’ve had about 20 years which belonged to my deceased brother. The truck runs perfectly, it has a 454 engine which I had rebuilt in 2016. It is garage kept but unfortunately I don’t have the time to drive it and enjoy it due to my work load. I’m very interested in selling it to someone who can appreciate it rather than keeping it parked another 20 years in my garage. Please let me know if you’d be interested in buying it. I have the clean title for it.

  2. Jeff Chadwick

    My first vehicle ever at 16 years old was a 1953 International Harvester Panel Truck R110 named Ol’ Betsy which belonged to Cottage Florist in Antioch, Ca. Owned by the Franchetto Family, my Dad found it for me. I went everyday and sat in it and admired till I got my license and lerned to drive, loved this truck. Sold it because I had trouble starting it and heard the guy rolled it and wrecked it, all my life I have missed that beloved IH Panel and have been given a second chance and recently and luckly found another 1953 IH Panel that was an ambulance. Love this truck and want it to be just like Ol’ Betsy. Nothing like an 1953 International Harvester Panel, I’m truely blessed to have one.

  3. Jake

    Yea I just received a non running 1952 international L110 all original with straight six and 3 on the tree with no rust and 18,196 original miles on the truck. The man I got it from told me “I have an old international pick up out back if you want it you can have it, just come get it” wrote me a bill of sale on the spot came back the next day and brought it home. Yes you read that right he GAVE me the truck for FREE


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