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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!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1428093
  • Price:$16,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1952
  • Make:International
  • Model:Harvester
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Burlap
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:193626
  • Stock Number:5666-ATL
  • VIN:79184

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