High Wheeled Survivor: 1910 International

1910 Internation Model A

We are impressed when a car from the ’50s or ’60s has survived the years without ever being restored, but finding something from the early 1900’s that hasn’t been restored at least once is almost unheard of. That makes this unrestored high wheeler from 1910 a rather incredible find! Listed here on Hemmings, this 1910 International Model A Auto Buggy has been garaged in Monroe, Virginia and is priced at $36,500 with offers being considered.

1910 High Wheeler

This vehicle has never been restored. It is an all original running estate example with an automatic transmission.

International High Wheeler

The headlights are said to be in need of maintenance. This 1910 Model A is powered by an air-cooled opposed two-cylinder, four-stroke engine that puts out around 15 horsepower. The filler cap sticking up on the front is for the fuel tank.

International Buggy

There appears to be some damage to the right rear fender. During the 10 year run there were approximately 20,000 Auto Buggies and Auto Wagons built, so finding parts could be tough. And here is a good question for you: of the 20k built, how many can be left in original running condition? Maybe one or two?

Motor-on,
Robert

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Comments

  1. Rob

    “Damage to the fender”? Please tell me that you aren’t referring to the factory bend in the fender!? Or the paint wear on the edge? After 105 yrs, I think some paint wear-through is expected…
    Wow, Where are these writers coming from today? Between this and the 1995 Dodge posted today…. yikes!

    Edit: OMG! I spoke too soon, what’s posted after this but an ’86 Ford !!! Wow, this writer Jeff is really mailing it in today…

    • Josh Staff

      Rob, I think Robert is talking about the way the fender curves. If you look at the factory bend in the fender, you’ll notice the outside edge appears to be closer to the wheel than it should be, almost like the fender has been flattened out a bit. This could be damage, it could be original, or it could even be an optical illusion created by the angle the photo was taken? I’m really not sure, but I don’t think he is trying to downplay how amazing it is that a 105 year old car has survived so well, just pointing out a potential issue the next owner might want to be aware of.

  2. Robert Member

    Rob,

    The seller, I believe, included this image to show the small amount of damage, call it truth in advertising. We were not pointing out the factory bends which is also on the left side fender. There are other photos with the ad on Hemmings for your review if you wish.

    Cheers,

    Robert

  3. Mark E

    Argh, yet another find I would be interested in but it’s too far to drive home! ^_^

  4. michaedo

    My neighbor’s Caprice Classic has the same wheels.

  5. 64 bonneville

    The original donk? Actually a historically significant vehicle. I wonder if jay Leno or some other museum would look at buying this car? I do question the “automatic” transmission. In all my books and literature, I can’t remember a vehicle having an automatic transmission prior to GM bringing one out in late 1930’s on the Oldsmobile. this trans, was developed for the tanks GM built for WW II. Although some obscure makes had a very primitive CVT type transmission, with leather belts that moved to different pulleys as the speed increased.

  6. AlphaRoaming.com

    That must push some buttons with people who collect IH trucks! (I personally want an rare ALCO car from that time period because they made cool locomotives near my home town.)

  7. Ed P

    Nice find!! The condition is amazing for a 105 yr old car. The price is not in my ballpark but does seem reasonable. This car needs to be preserved.

  8. Dave Wright

    There is a tractor collector in the Midwest with one of these……..very cool stuff. I saw a program on the rural channel about it last year. Very special vehicle. It motivated me to buy my 1920 Packard truck

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