All Original: 1968 International 1200C Deluxe

It’s not every day that we run across a nice, original-paint pickup that’s been kept up for over five decades. This 1968 International 1200C Deluxe is one of those trucks and it looks like a really nice example. It can be found here on eBay in Caldwell, Idaho with a current bid price of just over $4,000 and there are still two days left to get your bids in.

I can’t remember the last time that I saw as nice of an example of an International pickup from this era – maybe never. I can barely keep up with newer vehicles in maintenance and door dings and keeping the paint looking good, etc., let alone my older vehicles. The two owners of this fantastic I-H 1200C 3/4-ton pickup have really kept it in nice condition.

The Deluxe model has to be at least somewhat rare with the extra trim. I really wish that I-H had stuck around, it would be great to see what sort of pickups that they would be producing today. The Bonus Load box is pretty self-explanatory, it gives more room than the Fenderside pickup had. I could see a nice 1960s Winnebago pickup camper on this truck.

The seller says that this is a two-owner pickup and it’s still wearing its original paint. I wish I could say that same thing. Two-tone paint would have been available but maybe that would have been pushing the envelope too much. The interior looks great but I would have expected to see carpet in a Deluxe model, even in an International. This truck has a column-shifted automatic which according to the seller was a rare option. A three-speed manual would have been standard with a four-speed manual and automatic as options.

The engine is International’s 304 cubic-inch V8 and they say that it runs strong. It sure looks good to me. Can that firewall paint be 51 years old? It must be, it sure looks clean, everything about this International pickup looks clean. Have any of you owned a 50-year-old vehicle that was original and looked this clean?

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Comments

  1. Todd Fitch Todd Fitch Staff

    Nice honest truck. My grandfather had a ’67? Travelall with same basic cab as this, 4×4 no less. We called it The Green Monster. The rear bumper must have weighed 500 lb. I remember eyeballing all the shift levers thinking it was like a road-going farm tractor. “What’s that lever do?” “That’s for the optional grain-thresher Son.” Thanks for the memories, Scotty!

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  2. KKW

    This was the last year of the real good ones for International. These were nice looking, well built trucks, the only thing I never really cared for is the bed, they just don’t conform well with the cab. First one I’ve ever seen with an automatic, pretty rare for sure. Yes, it would definitely be interesting to see what they’d be building today, had they stayed in the pickup business.

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  3. Rube Goldberg

    I like this one,,,a lot! Where in ‘tarnation you going to find a nicer truck for under $5g’s? You won’t. I’m sure it’s going to suck the fuel like it’s semi truck cousins, but 10 mpg is the price you pay. I never cared for the square D series that replaced these, far as I’m concerned, this was the best IH pickup ever. I tried talking Scotty G into this, but apparently, he sold the Caddy ( wheeler and dealer this guy is, folks) and can finally park his daily driver in the garage. Somebody going to get a nice truck.

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  4. Terry J

    Grew up in Eastern Oregon farm country in the 50’s and 60’s and Internationals were everywhere. Where did you buy or order one? The IH dealer, same place you bought a new tractor and other farm implements. :-) Terry J

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  5. David

    This was on bring a trailer and didn’t sell at $10,800.

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  6. Del

    Love it.

  7. Rick

    Here’s the newer pickup they made:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_XT

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  8. CFJ

    Get rid of those ugly mirrors! What’s with the “J” hooks on the truck bed? They also have to go! Outside of those anomaly’s nice truck that has been well maintained over the years.

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    • Richard Gugenberger

      Those mirrors and J hooks indicate that one time in its life it carried a Pick up Camper ,also may explain the condition of this truck , used mainly for recreation and garage kept the rest of the time , just saying !!

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    • Roger

      We had a ’68 1100 that Dad ordered new from my uncle who was an IH dealer back then, same interior trim and exterior aluminum trim package, it was orange in color with the 304 and the three on the tree, ours did have a Winnebago camper top on it, Dad drove it until late 1977 when he bought a new 1978 Dodge D150 to replace it.

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  9. FordGuy1972

    This IH is a nice one and seemingly rust free. Too bad about all the tie-down hooks screwed into the sides and the mirrors are a little over the top. I suppose these issues could be corrected and the original West Coast-style mirrors are a better look. Overall, it looks really good, including the cab. I’d try to source a rubber mat for the floor, though; too much metal visible down there.

    When I started out working for Allied Van Lines, I remember two IH pack trucks they had, both probably late-60’s. They were duallys with a small box behind the cab, both 3-speed, on-the-floor stick. It was fun backing up as fast as you could and then slamming it straight back into 1st gear and enjoy the “bounce.” They were good little trucks that performed well. Good times.

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  10. Dan

    Very nice truck, though the slushbox seems very out of place.

  11. stillrunners

    Nice truck….look at that dash – it was nicely laid out from factory…..of course I owned a few….

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  12. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Ended: Aug 14, 2019 , 8:00PM
    Current bid:US $5,450.00
    Reserve not met
    [ 18 bids ]

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