Oregon Outfitted: 1967 International Harvester 1200B

For those looking for a unique and classic four-wheel drive pickup, this reader submission 1967 International Harvester 1200B, found here on eBay, might be the one. With an aggressive stance, a meaty set of tires, and a lot of mechanical work done it’s definitely worth taking a look at.

The seller states that they had purchased this truck a few years ago, but ownership is no longer desired with living in a big city. The intention was to restore the truck from a mechanical standpoint while leaving the cosmetics mostly alone. The list of mechanical repairs done is there in the listing but unfortunately is a little harder to see in the pictures. Fortunately, though, that repair list does appear lengthy. A clear coat has been applied to preserve the original patina. It looks to be more of a matte clear, which is a better look over that patina than a glossy clear.

If this IH was indeed an Oregon forestry truck, the interior was either kept very nice or some work has been done there as well. That interior is inviting, especially for those wearing a pair of work boots, a flannel shirt, and a long beard. The seller suggests that the odometer may have hit the 75,250 mark twice, but doesn’t seem to take away from the decent overall condition.

The straight six-cylinder engine doesn’t scream power, but with a manual transmission and four-wheel drive, it would still be fun. I bet that that aggressive stance works for more than just looks and would be helpful in pulling buddies out of a ditch. With the current bid sitting at $8,000 and yet to meet the reserve, what do you think this truck is worth?

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  1. Chuckie

    Man, that is HANDSOME.

  2. Mountainwoodie

    That’s for REAL men. No heated seats. No nada!

    • David

      …And painful to drive for anything more than to the general store. These trucks belonged in the woods with the rest of the animals

    • Danno

      Totally thinking the same thing. You must be a lumberjack, professional wolf wrestler, or privateer miner, to be allowed ownership.

  3. Dick Johnson

    What, no auto backup, and no heated/cooled seats? Dealbreaker. Actually, you have to be smarter than a heated seat to survive these winters as of late. WALLS and Carharts with a few pocket warmers from Fleet Farm will make for a little comfort until the heater runs you out of the cab.

    Chris, to allude that those with long beards would drive this DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) truck is discriminatory. I have a short beard and drive trucks of this mechanical husbandry.

    Great find. Neat.

  4. Danny

    Nice, those straight 6 engines are very reliable and can go a few hundred thousand miles before needing a rebuild. I love me a straight 6.
    I Wish chrysler didn’t discontinue the one in the jeeps.

  5. CapNemo

    Back when trucks were made for men! I’m drooling over this one!

  6. Jimmy

    Yes this is a real man’s pickup and the seller is spot on that it is not for city dwellers. This truck belongs on a farm or country setting used to go to town and when I say town I mean maybe 10K population at the most like mine.

  7. Dupper

    I agree, that ol IH has a certain amount of testicular heft.

    • LAB3

      Funny, we all seem to agree on the look of this truck, your reply was closest to what mine would have been. Something including the statement ‘Heroic testicular fortitude”

  8. Howard A

    This, to me, is the epitome of what an IH pickup should be, and I think any truck guy would agree. In the Midwest, IH’s were rare, 4×4 IH’s, rarer yet, and stepside 4×4 IH’s, unheard of. Outside of the farm, you never saw one in the city, only Travelall’s and Scouts. This appears to be a BG 241 motor, with PVC instead of the BD draft tube (although they made 3, BG 221, 241, and 265) and experts can’t agree on what the “BG” stood for, like “BD” was Black Diamond, some think it was for “Blue-Gray”) and in ’68, the AMC 232 was available. Also, this series IH had a 1 reservoir, 2 cylinder master for both brake and clutch, this appears to be updated, thank heaven.( not the best setup, if you lose the clutch, goodbye brakes, or visa-versa) Equipped just the way I’d want, I’d take either 6 anyday over the V8, sadly, $8g’s pulls the plug on that dream,,,( and it hasn’t gone up any either,,)

    • Dick Johnson

      Howard, who was the designer (s) at this time? Our 806 is of the same vintage and is still in daily operation.

      The real live clutch and brake pedals on this truck, as were the 1600 and 1800 Loadstars, were made for boots of all seasons. Where are these engineers today?

      When is your book coming out? I’d buy a copy.

  9. geomechs geomechs Member

    By the mid-60s the population of 4×4 trucks in the Chinook Belt had increased significantly. Binders were no exception. Three dealers supplied lots of these although 6cyl. versions were scarce for some reason. I’m sure this would be a 264 CID. Neighbor had a ’65 with a 264. They all earned their stripes; they were tough trucks.

  10. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    I will take almost anything with a vise on the rear bumper.

  11. Balstic

    I remember growing up visiting my grandparents in northeastern Oregon where they had a large wheat and cattle ranch. My uncle was the ranch manager and drove one of these. My grandfather drove the Scout. He was also the Hartford Insurance agent in the area. Very nice living in an area where everyone was related in one way or another. Eleven seniors in my graduating class.

  12. Eddie

    A Truck Just Like This One Only Red And Stock Snow Tires Was My Uncle Bobs On The Dairy In Ohio Farm Daily Driver ,On The Farm Only Work Horse Basically His Tractor Tractor With Some Comfort ,Ran Forever With That Six Cylinder With Three On The Tree Always Love Riding With Him Lots Of Fun Driving Over Cow Maneuver And Mud.If I Had A Farm I’d Buy This One In A New York Second.

  13. Joe

    International lug nuts “righty loosing” and “lefty tightie”… love this truck

  14. Dave Wright

    Thruck has been modified in several ways. Custom tubeless rins (that are desirable) off course the interior has been redone and brake system is probably changed as Howard said. The wheels and brakes are not inexpensive modifications. The V8 is a far superior engine (sorry Howard……) this guy is a wimp, they get around in the city just fine although power steering would help with the aftermarket tires and well maintained drum brakes are adaquate as well……particularly unloaded. I did get the brakes on my 63 1/2 ton hot one time returning down the Brigham Utah grade from elk hunting but I had a loaded 9 foot cabover camper pulling a heavy 2 horse trailer (without brakes) loaded with horses. It was my own fault for not paying better attention. I was glad to find a green light at the intersection at the bottom of the hill…….other than that no problem. These 3/4 ton brakes are much heavier than mine were. We are installing later axles in my 68 right now to eliminate the large 6 lug bolt pattern wheels. They changed to more typical 8 lug wheels in 69 with the body change. Mine is a much fancier truck with a 345 V8, ps, Pb, a 5 speed overdrive trans and factory disc brakes. Dual fuel tanks, It also has the 8 1/2 foot “bonus” bed always covered by a shell. Mine has a documented 56K orignal miles (all the recipts from new). It is a one owner (before me) truck that was purchased by a Seattle guy to use as a hunting rig. It came with all positrac 4X4 a pto winch (that he later changed to electric) and factory extended winch bumper. As I have said before here, these were all custom trucks with a massive list of available options. I would think this has a good chance of being an orignal forestry truck, small engine in a 3/4 ton, probably has low gears to match, maby 4.10 or lower. Nice looking truck overall. I bought my current 68 for 3500.00, 3 years ago and drove it from Seattle to Spokane. The only issue with mine (outside the tube type tires) is it had an exhaust leak where the header bolts to the top of the exhaust pipe on one side……a common problem and easy fix.


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