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Dad’s Present? 1969 International 4X4 Truck

Late with a Father’s Day present? Buy this and watch your father’s face light up — or if you don’t have that opportunity as I don’t, perhaps one of your offspring will buy it for you? This is a real truck for sale here on eBay with bidding as I write at $810 with no reserve! The truck is located in Bend, Oregon, and we’d love to hear your travelogue when you drive it back to wherever you live!

Now this is a somewhat, oh, shall we say “distressed” work truck. According to the seller it has spent most of it’s life “in the Oregon woods as a fire tender, carrying a water tank and pump for a couple of forest-product operations.” I love their next line as well: “It has bumps and bruises in places where there aren’t even places.” Like I said, this is a real truck!”

The right rear quarter is a good example. The tires look pretty darned nice (the seller tells us two are almost new) and we’re told the truck starts, runs and drives, although the seller recommends a new gas cap and a check over before setting off down the road.

Apart from covering the seat with something else, I don’t think there’s much I would do besides drive this truck. I run a lot of local errands that this old ‘Binder would be perfect for. Unfortunately it’s not in North Carolina, or I know what I’d be asking about for my father’s day gift!

This is most probably the original engine and is clean enough for me as it is. How about you? Any interest? And regardless, share your best vehicle-related father’s day gifts in the comments!


  1. Classic Steel

    I like it very much 👍👀
    A pleasant driver and would only do essentials and throw a seat cover on it!

    This beats an old Porsche overpriced
    any day in my book and value priced too!

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    • William William

      I could use this truck here in Nikolaevsk, Alaska

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      • Metoo

        I had one when I lived in North Pole. The thing that always got me was the length of “throw” with the floor mounted stick. I mean you could measure it at what seemed like a foot between gears. Great truck. Corn binders run forever.

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  2. Snuffy Smiff

    Almost but not quite-a real truck has tailgate chains! But even my picky butt could overlook that with this gem! To bad it’s essentially on the other side of the world from me…

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    • Snuffy Smiff

      Spoke too soon! It IS a real truck! (note to self-check all pics before commenting)

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    A lot of old trucks had chains to lock tailgate. Dad’s 47 and 50 Willys had them, I suppose that’s not a real truck. Snuffy must be too young to remember trucks of that time period.
    Another nice I H 4 wheel drive, seems they are poping up a lot lately. great truck and good price.

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  4. Dave Wright

    I have been watching this truck since it first came for sale. It is not a 69, may have been first licenced in 69 but it is a 68 (Like mine) it still has the awful large 6 lug split rim wheels that are next to impossible to substitute good modern tubeless one piece rims for. In 69 the body changed and the larger 392 engine became available for pickups and travelalls. They also went to the more common 8 lug wheel pattern and tubeless tires. Other than that, under the skin the 2 years are very similar. I prefer the look of this body to the newer one. As with all Internationals, the devil is in the line setting sheet. There are so many options available, you need to know what the truck came with to decide if it is suitable to your needs. Some are low geared farm trucks and others have highway specifications.

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  5. geomechs geomechs Member

    That’s interesting. Click on the link and get transferred over to a ’53 IH COE cab mounted on a modern chassis. No mention of this. Anyways, it’s a ’69? Looks more like a ’68 to me. My dad had a ’69 and it was the super square body, like the ’70 that was featured yesterday. I like this truck just the same.

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    • Dave Wright

      It ended for 1325.00………….way too cheep.

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      • Metoo

        Somebody sure got a good deal.

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  6. Howard A Member

    Last of the great light duty Binders. 100% truck. Somebody got a heck of a deal here. Just shows how bakocked people are. Best real pickup made, sells for peanuts. It’s entirely possible, some younger folks never heard of these.

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  7. Metoo

    Needs a little work, but still very sweet. Call me crazy, but I even like the color.

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