Inviting Interior: 1973 International Harvester Travelall – $25,000 OBO
January 26, 2022 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.
Classic Chevrolet Suburbans and International Harvester Travelalls blurred the line between classic station wagons and early four-door SUVs. In four-wheel-drive form, they are both capable offroaders that can handle all of your family and their gear. Two-wheel-drive versions, however, offer a much bigger alternative than a traditional station wagon with better towing capacity. This 1973 International Travelall originally listed in January 2022 on Craigslist in Yuma, Arizona features its original rust-free paint and what appears to be a nicely refreshed and modernized interior complimenting new aftermarket wheels fitted with new tires.
Currently offered at $25,000, comparing this asking price against the Collector Car Market Review indicates the current asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $17,600 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $29,900. Oddly, The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool does not list distinct values for this vintage of TravelAll, however, this guide’s values for a similar 304-powered 1010 Pickup show the seller’s ask falls between the #2 “Excellent” estimate of $23,500 and its #1 “Concours” appraisal of $33,500.
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 1970 International Travelall commercial currently posted on the Osborne Tramain YouTube channel shows just how capable these truck-derived wagons were as well as showing the Coleman camping equipment contest the company ran that model year:
Fourth-generation Travelalls were rare to find when new, and poor factory rust-proofing when new make these an even rarer sight today. The seller reports their Travelall benefits from many new parts and is, in their words, “Ready to Travel.”
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1973 International Travelall 1010
V8 5.0L 2WD
New Wheels and Tires
New Aluminum Radiator
Clean Arizona Title
Rust-free Original Paint
Lots of new parts
Ready to Travel“
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