1971 International Harvester Travelall – SOLD!

by | Nov 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

November 30, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “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 us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

November 15, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the private seller lowered their asking price from $19,500 to $17,000.

Prior to America’s SUV boom, the Chevrolet Suburban enjoyed the luxury of almost zero competition for many years. One notable exception was International Harvester’s Travelall produced across two generations through the 1960s and most of the 1970s. Our latest example is this 1971 1010 Travelall Custom model originally listed in November 2021 on Craigslist in Lexington, Kentucky appears to be a survivor example with the carburetor reported to be the only part not original to the vehicle.

While Hagerty Insurance currently does not provide pricing guidance for these vehicles, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $17,600 and its #1 “Excellent appraisal of $29,900 before factoring in a fifteen percent premium for the optional 345 cubic inch V8.

Through 1980, tractor and heavy-duty truck maker International Harvester offered consumer-based vehicles. While its Scout SUV is very well known, less famous is its  Travelall line of vehicles manufactured from 1953 to 1975.  Derived from the company’s truck line, the Travelall was a truck-based station wagon. One of the first competitors to the Chevrolet Suburban, the Travelall was a forerunner of modern people carriers and full-size sport utility vehicles.

The fourth-generation Travelall debuted in 1969 alongside IH’s new D-Series pickup trucks. Sized roughly between the Jeep Wagoneer and the Chevrolet/GMC Suburban, the Travelall was marketed as a truck-based station wagon. While still maintaining mechanical commonality with the Light Line pickup trucks, International had largely split the Travelall into a distinct model line, slotting it above the Scout SUV. Fourth-generation Travelalls came in either in 1000, 1100, or 1200 payload series. As with the third generation, the 1969 Travelall was offered in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. In line with the Suburban, the Travelall was also offered with up to three rows of passenger seating. While offered in a single trim level, the Travelall was offered in multiple interior configurations, ranging from relatively spartan to well-equipped versions sharing features in line with full-size station wagons (including exterior woodgrain trim).

This 1973 International Travelall commercial currently posted on the Osborne Tramain YouTube channel shows the complete line of International Harvester vehicles for 1973:

Fourth-generation Travelalls were rare to find when new, and poor factory rust-proofing when new make these an even rare site today. With the seller (reported to be the third owner) mentioning that everything works on this Travelall, we recommend not holding off too long as these rare trucks do not last long on the market when they do appear.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“An original survivor except for carburetor. It has the 345 Cubic Inch V/8 engine, automatic transmission. It has A/C that
works, original radio that works. The glass is good, the interior is good condition for a 50 year old wagon. The tailgate
electric window works. In good running and driving condition. Tires are new, everything in working condition except for
the gas guage. I have owned it for a short time, I think I am the third owner. Body is excellent. I drive it daily and this is
in drive home condition. I just took a weekend cruise to Chillicothe Ohio. Over 350 miles round trip and it is a joy to
drive. If I wasn’t 75 years old I would keep it. It is smooth on country roads and cruises at 75 like a Cadillac. Ky. title
in my name, will show by appointment only. These were built to tow and hauling a lot of camping equipment is easy.
Odometer shows 92332 miles, there is a mistake on the title, 101002 miles on a 5 number odometer. I asked but they
will not correct it.
Bring Cash, drive it home, due to scammers this is a cash-only in-person-only deal. Appointment only”

Show or go: what would you do with this 1971 International Harvester Travelall survivor?  Comment below and let us know!


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