1968 Intrnational Travelall 4x4 - One of a kind!
- Condition: Used
- Make: International Harvester
- Model: Travelall
- Type: SUV
- Trim: 1100-C
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 100,000
- VIN: 283107H855234
- Color: Turquoise/White
- Engine size: 392
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 International Harvester Travelall
Up for auction is my 3 Owner 1968 International Travelall. On the surface the Travelall appears to be your typical, everyday Travelall. Nothing could be further from the truth! This is NOT your Grandpa’s Corn Binder!
On October 11th, 1968 Mr. James Perkins took delivery of this International Travelall from Bisio Motors in Portland, Oregon (see photos of Owners Service Policy). For the next 30+ years the Travelall tirelessly served the Perkins family in the great Northwest! In the late 90s the Perkins family sold the Travelall to an Industrial mechanic from Santa Barbara, California.
Once in California the transformation of the Travelall began. The underpowered 345 V-8 was removed and a fresh 392 V-8 took its place, the original 4 speed transmission was upgraded to a T34 Five speed overdrive, the front drum brakes were swapped out for late model Ford Bronco discs, heavy duty sway bars and rear dual shocks were added and any panel or part that had any sign of rust was replaced with rust free California metal. And last, the Travelall was treated to a tasteful color change!. The end result, a 1968 Travelall that would out pull any late model Suburban, drove like a dream, stopped on a dime, but was still an International thru and thru! And most importantly was just flat cool!
The Travelall spent the next 16 years in Santa Barbara. When not in Santa Barbara it and an Airstream trailer were exploring the highways and bi-ways throughout the United States. It was reliable, it was comfortable and it was cool!
Fast forward to 2015 when my wife and I began our search for a vintage trailer and unique tow rig. As luck would have it I stumbled upon this 1968 Travelall. It fit the bill perfectly and we bought it. Owner #3!
Unfortunately finding the right trailer proved not to be as simple and as time passed our enthusiasm dwindled and life plans changed. With a stable full of other vintage vehicles and the main reason for purchasing the Travelall now just a dream gone by we have decided to put it up for sale. This truly is a one of a kind rig. If you are in the market for a Travelall this is one to consider!
The interior on this rig is clean and well sorted. The floorboards are still covered with the original style rubber floor mat. The mat is in nice shape but is showing light wear and does have some minor tears here and there. The seats and door panels have been redone and are in great shape but not original (I do have three original door panels that will be sold with the vehicle). The headliner is in good condition with 3 to 4 minor flaws in the vinyl. And last, the dash pad is in good shape but does have a couple small cracks (all hidden under a custom made dash cover).
As for the body, paint and trim, unbelievably nice. The doors close nicely, the body lines are straight and there are no dings, bumps or bruises. The paint looks great but does have little chips here and there. If you look closely you will find signs of the paint’s age yet even up close it looks great! As far as paint and body quality, I would rate it a #3 (typical of what you say at your local car show or cruise night).
Electrical, instrumentation and accessories are all good and in working order. The Travelall was equipped from the factory with air conditioning which is intact and fully functional (how often do you see that). All gauges work and are in nice condition. The speedometer does act a little erratic at highway speeds from time to time (it may be time for a cable lube or new cable). The Travelall is equipped with a Pioneer AM/FM CD stereo for your entertainment on those long trips or day cruises!
Mechanically, where do I start! Industrial grade 392 V-8 4 BBL with matched and modified heads (stellite valve seats and sodium filled valves), meshed timing gears (no chains), modified lubricating system (that keeps the trans oil up over the main shaft), MSD ignition, Ford Duraspark electronic ignition, manual timing control system that allows the timing to be adjusted while driving (disconnected at the moment), T34 Five speed overdrive transmission, front disc brakes, dual rear shock set-up (currently running one shock on each side due to no recent tow duty), heavy duty sway bars, heavy duty clutch and on and on. The running gear on this rig is the real deal and could run for well over 400,000 miles with regular maint. (Since restore the Travelall has run Mystik heavy duty synthetic oil exclusively).
If you are in search of that ultimate ski rig for those winter adventures to Stowe, Mammoth, Vail or Jackson Hole or just want the perfect surf wagon for those sunny days in Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Hilton Head or The Hamptons this International Travelall is the ultimate rig for you!
Please contact Dean at 661-703-8402 with any questions and HAPPY BIDDING!