1966 International Harvester IH 1200C 4x4 truck, patina

1966 International Harvester 1200C 4x4

Make: International Harvester
Model: 1200C
SubModel: 4x4
Type: Single Cab Pickup
Year: 1966
Mileage: 45,979
Color: White
Engine: 304 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Palo Alto, California, United States
304 cubic inches is all the power it needs, Air Conditioning
4-Wheel Drive

Description for International Harvester 1200C 1966

1966 International Harvester 1200C pickup, 304 ci V8 engine, 4-spd manual trans and 4x4 setup. This beast was intended to be a valuable parts truck for my other IH, but once I heard that engine turn over and grunt like an asthmatic grizzly bear, I didn't have the heart to take it apart. Needs a full restoration, or just tires, brakes and a tune up - depends what you like.
This is a purpose-built, full size, heavy duty machine, that knows the value of a firm handshake and remembers the satisfaction of a hard days labor.
The 304 engine has who know how many miles, and may be from a later IH. The carburetor is freshly rebuilt, though the engine seems to run best while listening to Credence Clearwater Revival. The engine drinks from a single gas tank, that was drained and flushed. Fuel sender, fuel pump and all hoses were replaced for your protection. It's technically 3/4 ton rated, but is actually the equivalent to a 1 ton Chevy or Ford.
Originally employed by the Forest Service, this truck is equipped with dual hydraulic ram steering for driving over trees, boulders, the occasional Prius, etc. The T98 manual transmission (with granny gear) and NO202 transfer case control the front Dana 40 and rear "power lock" Dana 60. One front hub needs to be replaced for 4x4 to engage.
The interior is equipped with factory IH air conditioning (currently out of the truck, no compressor) for all the manly, sweaty work you will no doubt be doing. Also features aftermarket bucket seats that appear to be worn down from years of denim and tool belts. Gauges don't work too well, but reckoning and educated guesses have gotten me through so far. One brake light and one headlight work - check your local laws to see if that's good enough. Missing passenger door panel, window & interior handles.
Just repainted the front clip and hood. Truck has a long bed and Reunel rear bumper for your hauling/towing needs. There is rust through on front fenders and floorpans, and battle scars throughout from lots of hard work and jobs well done. The tubes hold air but tires are in bad shape. After a little pumping, the brakes work for speeds up to 10 MPH. Any speed above that would require lots of chest hair, and a good life insurance policy.
So what do you get for your hard earned money? A truck with a clear California title (pink slip), that has lived a life that this younger generation can only dream, has very likely seen bigfoot, has probably at some point been driven by a guy named Pappy, scoffs at flashy modern trucks that have never seen a Home Depot parking lot, is about as simple yet effective as a sledgehammer, and with the right owner could still have a few glory years left ahead of it.
This is a NO RESERVE auction - bid to own this truck. $100 deposit required within 24 hours of auction close, due to deadbeats and flakes (Thanks Jeff). Happy bidding!