Poking its nose out of the garage for the first time in 25 years, we have a much later International pickup than the last two we featured. Since this picture was taken, it’s been cleaned up, evaluated and even started! It’s listed for sale here on eBay and is now found in Littleton, Colorado. The opening bid is $1,000.
The seller doesn’t tell us much about this truck apart from that it starts and runs. It’s showing 45,000 miles, which I’m guessing is 145,000 considering the general worn, honest work truck appearance. The trailer hitch looks like it’s been used a lot as well.
I see what looks to be some rust on the front fender, but little else apart from the usual dings and dents. Of course, the photos are craigslist quality, so we’re not going to see any details.
International called their full width bed the “Bonus Load” versus the standard separate fender traditional bed. It would be nice to see down into the bed to evaluate it for rust as well. I think my first step if I were interested in bidding on this one would be to ask for some more detail pictures.
Actually, I’d love more pictures in general, since the seller has decided to not share anything from either under the hood or the interior. Sigh. You have to wonder if they really want to sell the truck. Maybe this is one of those cases where “honey, I listed the truck for sale but no one bid on it…I guess we’ll have to keep it after all” is the desired goal. It will be interesting to see how the auction progresses! As both the value guides I looked at have this truck somewhere between $4,400 and $7,300, I wonder where it will end? Personally, I’d like to see something on the low side of that range–what about you? At what price would you be interested?