345 V8 4-Speed 1972 International Travelall 1110

For everyone who has complained about the Tesla Cybertruck having no design at all and just flat lines, yadda-yadda: we bring you this 1972 International Travelall 1110, the original straight-edge-designed vehicle. This decent-looking example can be found here on Hemmings where the seller has included an incredible 85 photos! It’s located in White, South Dakota and the seller is asking $6,500.

For the record, I love the fourth-generation International Travelall but highly-stylized they were not and that’s the beauty of them for me. You’ve got that single dip in the bodyline on the front fenders and that’s it, that was the big design move. Simple is usually a good thing and it is in this case – after all, I-H was an agricultural manufacturer for the most part. I’m not a big fan of the heavily-stylized vehicles today with so many lines, creases, and folds, and that damned upward-sloping line going through the door handles. There’s no angry razor mouth on this Travelall, this is one friendly vehicle.

If you’re looking for volume, this could be the hauler for you. My wife has a Subaru Crosstrek which is basically worthless for hauling anything in the back, this Travelall is the exact opposite. Although did I mention that this one is rear-wheel-drive only, not a 4×4? You can see a few wrinkles which is one of the problems of having acres of straight, un-factory-creased sheet metal, and there is also rust to deal with. The underside looks good but you can see some rust there in some of those photos, too.

The interior is all business and overall it looks good. The seats appear to have been recovered although the seller thinks that they may be original. I can’t imagine International-Harvester using a diamond pattern fabric seating material but I could be wrong. A somewhat unusual and fun feature of this truck is the 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

The dusty engine is International’s 345 cubic-inch V8 which had just under 200 horsepower and 310 ft-lb of torque. They say that it runs great and if a person didn’t need 4WD and perfection, this would be fun to own. Are there any fourth-generation Travelall fans out there?

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Comments

  1. misterlou Member

    I was in a serious hunt for one of these a few years ago. They’re out there, but serious rust and IH are hand-in-hand for this generation.

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  2. Vance

    My sister’s husband was a plumber in Tucson for 40+ years and drove only IH trucks for his business. It was normal to have rolled the odometer at least 3-4 times on these rugged vehicles. He drove a Travelall just like this one. These were not the best handling vehicles, especially at high speed and cornering. We were going to Mount Lemmon in Tucson the following day. It’s over 9000 feet to the top, and his tires were as bald and cracked as I had ever seen. I brought this to his attention, and he bought tires that afternoon. Coming down that Mountain the next day, he scared the hell out my Dad and me. My Dad was 75 and didn’t scare easily, thank God I checked the tires.

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  3. Ken Carney

    OMG! I want this truck! My parents had
    one in the ’70s. Theirs was a 392 with
    an automatic transmission. Thirsty?
    You bet. But when you think of all the things this truck can do, and it’s very
    much worth it. Just wished I had the
    funds to buy it.

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    • Ron

      We had one too! Had dual tanks and third seat.

  4. David Taylor

    Upon receiving orders for Fort Wainwright – Fairbanks AK – I traded my 64 1/2 Mustang convertible for a IH Scout. Anyway, the seat belts on this one is “after market” b/c even my Scout did not have them.

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  5. DeeBee

    My heart pines for a high hood Travelall, but that truck looks like it could ease the feelings pretty well, and, be a lot of fun, too!

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  6. jeff

    Yes the interior on some of them were cadillac like ,very nice upolestry but the rest was rather spartan,,I took one of those seats out a couple yrs ago cause it was shot and replaced it ,, had very nice covering

  7. Allen Member

    I had a ’72 Travelall with 392, AT, and A/C. I bought it used in ’75, trading in my worthless Toyota Corona. (Another story altogether) I vividly remember my first test-drive in the IH: never expected it to be as smooth and quiet as it was. Total surprise, love at first drive. I knew it would be thirsty so the 13 mpg didn’t bother me. With both tanks full, it still had a remarkable cruising range. But I do remember when filling both would cost about $35. Sticker shock! It’s still one of my all-time favorite vehicles. Not pretty, but oh so comfortable, reliable, and useful. I had it for several years and don’t recall any problems.

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  8. Steve Clinton

    I’ll take the Ford convertible.

  9. Will Owen Member

    I helped a fellow Airman drive his new ’63 2wd Travelall from Seattle to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; he’d ordered it through the Carrington Co. and saved about $1K by picking it up “Stateside” instead of Anchorage. We flew down MATS, which was also free, needing only to fly in uniform.

    That was a memorable and mostly enjoyable trip, even though the Alaska Highway (or ALCAN) in those days was paved only in some sections, mostly with “blacktop” that was really oily residue mixed with tire rubber from WW2 military convoys. One smooth 90-100 miles I remember was followed by a section “paved” with boulders as big as 8-10 inches! But that blacktop section had been a fine, flat, winding road with great sight-lines at each bend, and Airman Wright had slept soundly through it, allowing Airman Owen to indulge his Mille Miglia fantasies (though gently!) … and that truck handled the whole thing beautifully.

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  10. Howard A Member

    Gak! I can smell the gas from here,,this was one of the vehicles the old man used to pull our camper, with dismal results. Fact is, as a lad, I think I learned some new swear words from the old man traveling in this. To be fair, the old man was a carpenter, and mechanized things were not his specialty. He maintained his vehicles very poorly. I remember, pulling the Shasta, slowly crawling up the hills, old mans foot to the floor ( IH quality right there, although dad didn’t think so) and stopping for gas,,,A LOT, and when time to go, we’d all hold our breath as it cranked and cranked, and finally, it would go. He didn’t have it long and switched to Chevy Suburbans that took his abuse much better. It’s an odd vehicle, I think these did better than the pickups, but not by much. IH had an identity crisis at the time, either bigger trucks or farm tractors, but not much call for these. Great find, regardless how the old man cussed them out.

  11. Anderson

    Had one of these in the 80’s and used it as a farm truck as well as daily transport. the 345 was blown so I put in a 318 Dodge , practically a bolt in. Hauled everything from calves and haybales to my kids dirt bikes. Only problem was , it would just stop running once in a while. Hit the key and it would start right up and run fine. Never did figure out what the problem was.

  12. Jasper

    Cool vehicle. These were way nicer than a Wagoneer or Suburban. Not crazy about the ‘72-‘73 grille. ‘71 had the nice black out and driver side justified “International”.

    Few actual straight lines on these beside the belt line. There IS actually some nice design work here. Every corner is radiused to scale. The wheel wells are swept back like the D pillar. Plenty of subtle, complex, compound curvature. These actually look better today than they did years ago. The design eschewed a lot of trends that quickly dated.

    I miss seeing these around. Never terribly common, and rarely bought by anyone who didn’t have a use for its size or capabilities.

  13. Paul L Windish

    Not a bad looking vehicle. IH had engines and drivetrains that would last forever, easily outlasting the bodies on many Scouts and Travelalls.

  14. chrlsful

    hey! a 4dor (well “5”) rather than the orig 3dor. As a young Right Coaster after hitchin to the Left ( “I wanna C da hippies.”) this is what they hauled us around in when “pickin’n plantin” (pre-migrant busses).

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