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This is the kind of vehicle that gets real truck people excited. This 1974 International 200 Camper Special is a rare and capable 4x4 that has been given terrific investments to remain both capable and attractive. It makes for the kind of truck that you seldom see, but pickup fans never forget.
International Harvester trucks get extra respect. After all, while some pickups represent the most rugged part of a manufacturer's lineup, IH mostly made industrial-grade equipment. So there just seems to be an added robustness and usefulness stamped right into the sheet metal. And speaking of the body, it looks quite nice for a pickup that's rapidly approaching the half-century mark. It also helps that this has been given good investments along the way. The white paint is a later upgrade. It's not too fancy to get to work, but there's a nice shine that goes well with the bright grille and front bumper. The full-length side trim is a thoughtful detail where the black with a hint of red coordinates with everything from the IH badging to the full liner paint in the useful long bed. There are plenty more upgrades that add both flair and function. The upgraded headlights light the way better; the diamond plate toolbox is both handy and bright; and the rear step bumper helps protect the tow hitch. We particularly like how the upgraded wheels keep the 8-lug design of this extra-duty 200 model and they also let you fit a nice set of modern tires.
The interior gives you plenty of classic style with the sliding rear window, a full bench seat, and robust rubber floor covering. But the full appeal is about the updates. There are some nice upgrades for comfort, like the AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth, cup holders, and provisions for air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) Plus, you have a solid driver's setup with an upgraded sports steering wheel, a tilt column, and a full set of AutoMeter readouts - including a large speedo and tach.
When you open the hood, the bright and tidy style and bow tie valve covers instantly announce this has an upgrade. A motor like Chevy's 350 cubic-inch V8 has the same robust reputation as IH machinery, and so it's a worthy addition. And this even has later features like center-bolt valve covers and a serpentine belt system. There are even nice supporting components everywhere from the aluminum radiator to the auxiliary fuel tank in the bed. This V8 inhales deeper with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with added power and rumble as headers feed the dual exhaust. Power steering, power brakes, and front discs make for an easy driver. We even have $11k in receipts over the last couple of years that document a nice investment in keeping this a solid driver, including a new TH400 three-speed automatic transmission. And this is a true 4x4 with a two-speed transfer case to make sure that this sharp-looking 200 pickup can uphold the versatile reputation of International Harvester.
The sale comes complete with good paperwork like the factory buildsheet, owner's manual, and maintenance records. There are very few 200s remaining out there. So if you're looking for a distinct classic pickup that looks great while getting the job done, you know you need this IH. Call today!!!
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