1962 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER 4x4 B160 FIRE BRUSH TRUCK
- Make: International Harvester
- Model: Other
- Type: Fire Brush Truck
- Trim: B160
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 34,562
- VIN: SB195860D1
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 304 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual 5 Speed
- Drive type: AWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1962 International Harvester OtherThis is a low miles well cared for Functional Fire Fighter. All Wheel Drive. 5 speed (1st gear is granny), will climb anything even @ 11,000+ pounds dry. Several hundred gallon water tank, PTO pump, 4 hoses: 2 reels on back, one each in side compartments. Seats 5 with seat belts.
No rust. Siren and lights work. Speedo works. Prior owner thought it read 2,000 miles low as it was inoperable for a time. Mileage believed original as indicated on the odometer (+ 2000). No smoke, starts right up (304 V8). Just resealed the valve covers so it is mostly leak free. Brakes are strong, and the MICO locks all the brakes down for fire operations. 2 Fuel tanks.
Was fire attack hot/shot crew truck. Built on a new chassis as a Hale built fire truck for the U.S. Forest Service (tag still on dash) and then used by Portola Fire Department (north of Lake Tahoe) thereafter. Retired a few years ago. It is titled as a 1962 which was actually the first year of the IHC Loadstar models. Since this is a B-160 my guess is that is it really a 1961 that was not completed and outfitted by Hale, and titled, until 1962.
I have maintained it well for last 3 years, over $4500 in receipts, but since it is 55 years old, it is being SOLD "AS-IS", NOWARRANTY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
I have documents from my purchase,and receipts for the work done since I have had it. Major items:
1. 4 new rear tires $1293
2. New muffler $ 420
3. Replace MICO with new $ 594
4. Transfer Case Seal $ 265
5. Remedy Dash Lighting Issues/all bulbs $ 165
6. Tune Up, starting issues, carb float, etc $ 604
7. Valve Cover Gaskets $ 288
8. Banjo Bolt for Brake fitting leak $ 113
9. Add Block Heater and Battery Tender $ 199
10.Reseal Carb due to drying out $ 303 (includesmechanic travel time)
DO NOT BID IF YOU HAVE A NEGATIVE RATING OR ZERO ACTIVITY!