1966 International C1200 Pickup: Stories To Tell

International Truck

I like honest work trucks. The patina acquired over many years of working for a living, a little dent here and there, and maybe a different color replacement fender all kind of add to the utility of a pickup for me. I don’t have to worry about where I’m parking it or what I throw in the bed! At least I’m trying to tell myself that after a trailer “incident” has put a dent into the tailgate of our family tow vehicle! This International pickup has its share of working badges of honor, but the price certainly reflects that. Listed here on craigslist in Fort Collins, Colorado, the truck is only $1,000 with an invite of lower offers in the ad. Thanks to Robert R for this great find! The seller states it ran when he bought it, but that it needs brakes, fuel lines and the passenger side window glass. I’d love to have this truck to putter around town in making parts runs to junkyards and similar errands. Would you restore it or drive it as-is (after making it safe, of course)?

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Comments

  1. DENIS

    Ain’t no way to make it purty, so clean it up, fix mechanicals and haul junk. Can’t kill those things…

  2. JW

    Yep a good parts hauler with no worries about scratches. Nice Find.

  3. Dave Wright

    As many readers know, I am a huge fan of these trucks, The 304 is a near perfect engine and everything about this is is real truck. Most had limited slip differentials and common T98 transmissions. The only trouble with this one is the unusual large 6 bolt lug pattern on the wheels. Most are split rims and impossible to mount tubeless tires on…….it is getting more difficult to even find anyone to work on them these days. I had a set custom made for my 68 4×4 but the builder is gone now and I don’t know where you could find them. Tube tires carry more heat than tubeless and have much less life expectancy for a similar tubeless tire. The 1/2 ton (1100) trucks had a common bolt pattern that you can change wheels and use tubeless tires.

  4. jim s

    i would make it safe then drive it. i would however, based on what Dave states, replace the wheels. i feel there must be a fix but do not know who has wheels that would work. also when a tubeless tire goes flat it tends to go slowly and a tube goes flat very very fast, i think. that could make this truck a handfull. great find

  5. Robert B.

    I had a 63 very similar to this one back in the late 70s. Had a 6 cylinder and 3 on the column. Bought it running and driving for $60.
    I drove it daily for about two years and the only repair I had to do on it was replace the wiper motor.
    I loved that truck!
    If this one was closer, it would already be mine.

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