This 1952 International Harvester is truly living the bohemian
lifestyle. But while the eclectic style is certainly intriguing,
what might just be the most interesting is the practical side that
lies within. Because beneath the emotional style is a practical and
more modern Mopar fuel-injected heart with a 4x4 chassis.
If you're looking at this one, then we already know why you're
attracted to this truck. It's not that this is a rarely-seen
International Harvester body. Instead, the heart of the appeal here
is the custom style that gives it the same wanderlust as a gypsy.
This pickup looks like it rambled the countryside picking up little
pieces of Americana along the way. That's why you have a big bumper
with a '50s style grille, torpedo-like fender lights, and plenty of
ag-friendly bumper stickers. The two-tone red and yellow has the
look and texture like it went on with a paintbrush. It's not the
kind of thing you'd want in a show truck, but on this unique
creation, it really fits in with its artful vibe. Despite the fully
unconventional appearance, this one never strays from a proper
truck attitude. You have a steel-floor bed with high wood side
rails so that you can secure even tall loads. And there's a proper
trailer hitch on the rear. And those modern 17-inch Jeep alloys
(including the full-size spare) mean you can fit desirable modern
tires on this classic/custom truck.
The interior is exactly what you'd expect on a bohemian machine.
There is burlap material over the seat cushioning, and the doors
were done to match, too. The interior is a sparse setup, which is
what you'd find on a classic truck, but there are also plenty of
hints at the upgraded Dodge within this pickup. After all, you will
also find a few features that were never offered by International
in the 1950s. This includes a full instrument pack, a grippy
smaller diameter steering wheel, and a five-speed floor shift. This
even has provisions for the Mopar's air conditioning (it will need
hooking up and conversion to R134a.)
Under the hood is the upgrade that makes this truck so interesting.
Dodge's 3.9-liter Magnum V6 was a fine powerhouse for trucks like
the Dakota. And the fuel-injected setup means it fires up with the
kind of eagerness they didn't even dream of in 1952. The Dakota
didn't just donate its motor, the undercarriage photos show that
the chassis is an upgrade, too. That means an independent front end
and a far smoother ride. This upgraded International still keeps
its go-anywhere nature thanks to the two-speed 4x4 transfer case.
But now you also have a five-speed manual transmission that gives
you full control no matter if you're crawling up hills or overdrive
cruising. Plus, power steering and power brakes w/discs up front
are more features that are welcomed for anytime use.
This truck has a very unique style that also has a surprisingly
practical heart. It has the kind of memorable presentation for the
person who's looking for anything from a distinct project to the
right mascot to park in from of an art gallery. So when this kind
of singularity is also so affordable, you know you're not the only
one who's looking at this deal. Don't miss out, call today!