Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis , Missouri
1968 International Travelette Pickup 1200 4x4 392 V8
Factory full size four door "Crew Cab" vintage truck, these are not conversions
Final model year for International 1200 series trucks
Former State of Arizona utility truck then later resided with a collector
Factory 4x4 Travelette, not a conversion
8 lug wheels and front locking 4x4 hubs
Tan and white exterior with handsome tan and brown interior
Upgraded to International 392 CID V-8 engine with 4 barrel carb
Factory Air Conditioning truck
Power steering and power brakes
Three-speed automatic transmission
Own this Vehicle from $589 per month-call 636-600-4600
Another amazing American Binder has arrived at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. We are pleased to present this 1968 Travelette 1200 4x4 Crew Cab Pickup. Originally sold to the state of Arizona as a rail utility vehicle, this 140" wheelbase truck, made in Internationals Chicago, Illinois factory, was originally a 4x4 model with a 304 CID V-8 but now has been upgraded to a genuine International 392ci V8 engine with a 4-barrel carb mated to a three speed automatic transmission.
The 1968 models were the next-to-last model year for the 1200 B/C/D-series trucks and in our opinion is the best looking body style for the Travelette pickup!International was ahead of their time with the introduction of the crew cab pickup truck in the mid 1950's with their 3 door pickup. In 1961 International came out with the first ever 4 door "Crew Cab" pickup available to the market and was decades ahead of the big three on producing a full production in house crew cab pickup. Unfortunately in the 1960's crew cab trucks were hard to sell to the public and most were sold to the railroad companies (such as this one) and government contracts. Fast forward to todays market and four door pickup trucks are now the most popular! So todays buyer looking for a "crew cab" classic truck has very few options! Resulting in the demand and the short supply of these clean example trucks has created large value increases and very hot demand!
The tan paint and trim are in overall good condition. The trucks bodywork is straight and the cargo bay with its full-size spare tire, size 235/85R16.
This truck has 8 lug wheels and hubs with 235/85R16 light truck tires mounted on vented alloy wheels with factory front locking hubs.
Under the hood, the original SV 304 CID V8 has been upgraded to the larger International SV 392 CID V-8 with 4 barrel carb and backed up by a three-speed automatic transmission. Truck has power steering and power brakes. Is equipped with factory air conditioning but is not fully complete. Contains the hard to find parts such as under dash unit, interior controls, and compressor which all items are still mounted.
Inside, the trucks tan and brown interior is in overall good order and the two colors contrast very well together. The brown front and rear bench seats look great, as does the black carpeting. The white headliner is in good order, as is the three-spoke brown steering wheel. The two-toned instrument panel with full array of gauges looks splendid and the inner door liners are in very good order. There is an aftermarket Electro cassette player mounted under the dash and the horn and fuel gauge are inoperable.
The pickups continued to undergo a continuous stream of minor modifications to the grilles and headlight fitment. For model year 1964, the renamed range (C-900 to C-1500) received single headlights. For 1965 the name became the D series, followed by the 900A-1500A in 1966, 900B-1500B for the next year, and the last year (1968) which was unsurprisingly called 900C-1500C, depending on weight rating. New for 1968 was the option of AMCs 232 cubic inch inline-six engine, rather than International's own BG-series six. Other changes for 1968 included new bright aluminum headlight bezels to match the grill; the IH badge disappeared from the hood; square marker lights added to the front fender with model designation moved to just behind them versus behind the wheel opening; multiple trim levels offered; and new chrome and aluminum trim available for the trucks length.
If youre a truck fan, a Binder nut or someone who seeks a different form of classic transportation, with the ability to haul your family and tow, you should drop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars to looks this vintage factory "Crew Cab" truck over before someone else puts in in their garage.
Competition to this Travelette in 1967 included Chevrolets C-series pickup, Dodges D-series pickup, Fords F-series and GMCs C-series trucks.
Engine Code: V-392E
This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 25,230 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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