IH lovers unite, here’s a 1957 International Harvester S-120 4×4 Pickup and it’s on Craigslist. The seller is asking $6,995 for this project pickup. This rugged pickup is in Kingman, Arizona. NADA lists the “low retail” as being just over $7,300, just as a general reference. Thanks to Barn Finds reader OG for sending in this submission.
The S-Series pickups were made until early-1957 and were replaced by the A-Series which were named for the 50th Anniversary of truck production for IH, beginning in early-1957. The S-120 is the company’s 3/4-ton pickup.
The seller says that this truck “does need some lovin but it runs and drives!!” Don’t we all. The box is a little rugged but vast areas of rust-through don’t appear to be an issue here, which is always a benefit. I bet that the rear bumper will end up in the scrap pile, I’m not sure if a Michelangelo of metalwork could fix that twisted mess, or that it would be worth the time and effort. Not to mention that steel bar front bumper!
Some freshening up would go a long way on the interior, but compared to the solid-surface-rust on the exterior it’s like an operating room in there. The floors are rusty but hopefully solid enough to keep in place. The 4-speed manual transmission hopefully works well, but like everything, it will most likely need a full service and fluid change.
This should be an IH “Black Diamond” BD-240, a 240 cubic-inch inline-six with around 130 hp. Since this truck “runs and drives” hopefully all you’ll have to do is track down an original air-cleaner and you’ll be in business. Would you have a use for this rugged International Harvester 4×4 pickup?