A-100 "Golden Jubilee" Custom Deluxe Short Box Pickup Truck 1956 1958 1959 1960

Price: US $1,995.00 Item location: Bozeman, Montana, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: International Harvester
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Short Box Pickup
  • Trim: A-100 "Golden Jubilee" Short Box Pickup
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 57,076
  • VIN: A-100-SA-26011
  • Color: Gold & Ivory
  • Engine size: None Included - Was Gasoline IH 6 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: Was IH 6 Cylinder Gas
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Column Shifted 3 Speed
  • Drive type: Rear Drive
  • Interior color: Gray & Gold
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1957 International Harvester Other

Please help me find a better7 foot "Custom" box,tailgate or tailgate rear cover panel,under box spare tire carrier assembly, omebetter stainless steel side trimstrips and other parts for this very special truck as well as the front and rear bumpers. I believe the rear bumper is the same as the standard International pickup front bumper with a pair of outer mounting holes added. Therefor, am looking fora pair of nice 1957 to 196? pickup front bumpers toupgrade this truck. This very scarce1957 International Harvester A-100 light duty half ton pickup with a special fancy 7 foot box is commonly referred to as being the "Golden Jubilee" model. It was offered in 1957 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of truck production by theInternational Harvester Company. Some trucks like this were also built as the "Custom" model in 1958 but they did not have the gold and ivorypaint scheme that was unique to this truck which was produced only in 1957.

The lower partof the body and box were originally a metallic gold color and you can see some of that original paint under the pink that was painted over it many years ago. The upper body and roof color was a shade of ivoryand I believe the coloryou see is the original ivorypaint.There are no indications that the ivory upper color on this truck was ever repainted anywhere.

I have no idea how many of these jewels were built so please help me out here if you possibly can. The door mounted serial number tag reads "A-100-SA-26011" I suspect the "SA" in the serial number signifies this very special model so please confirm that for me if you possibly can.

This truck is basically the standard light duty half ton short box model with a special color combination, pecial flush box sidesand several luxury items added to make itvery flashy. That was done to make it really stand out from the rest of the A-Series International trucks as well as the competition. The special "Custom" box is basically the standard 7 foot stepside box with special outer side panels and a fancier tailgate added to make it look more modern.

Other than the very flashy two tone paint combination separated by polished stainless steel strips, his truck has many other unusual special features and options. Some of those special features and options include two tone gold and gray heat seamed vinyl door panels; twin sun visors; twin chrome plated outside rear view mirrors; a chrome platedgrille insert;chrome plated front and rear bumpers;chrome plated hub caps; gold anodized custom cab emblems on the outside of each door under the side window opening; gold painted dash,steering column & steering wheel; rear mounted under body spare tire carrier; special small gray rubber floor mats on both sides of the seat (shown in some of these photos);some kind of special gray or gold colorvinyl filler strip in the outside groove in the black windshield rubber(this has shrunk up and is hangingloose on bothsides at the back of the windshield in the photos) and probably a few more items Imay have missed.

All of the original factory literature that I have seen that features this truck has photos that show this truck with wide white wall tires. I have downloaded photos of some of this literature and can email those photos to you if you like.All of these very special features go together to make a pickup that really stands out from any of the competition except perhaps for the1955 to 1959Chevrolet and GMC Cameo pickups and the Dodge Sweptside pickups that were offeredin 1957, 958 and 1959.

This truck looks rough and it kind of is but it is still very solid since it spent a lot of it's life in a desert in Idaho.The only rusted out sheet metal includes the very front of the box floor, he left front and left rear corner of the box side cover panel, he fronts of the floors on the passenger and driver's side as well asminorrust blisters at each of the cab rear bottom corners. The cab floor under the seat is still very nice with only spots of minor surface rust. Neither door is rusted out at the bottom but they both could stand to be upgraded.Someone on the internet commented that the top of thebox side cover panels tend to rust out where they lap over the top of the regular step side box sides. This truck has no rust problems in those areas since it came from a very dry part of the country.

The top of the cab has never been jumped on or caved in at all so that is a $500 to $1,000 bonus ifone is hiring body work done at today's rates.The hood looks great but there is a problem with the concealed nut plate where the left hinge bolts attach the hood to the hinge.The grille center piece is the original rare chrome plated part but it has a lot of surface rust on it. Itwould be better to take areplacement painted part from the regular truck and have it chrome plated.

The engine and radiator are missing from this truck. I suspect the original engine would have been the SD-240 or Silver Diamond6 cylinder gasoline engine. The larger BD-264 or Black Diamond 6 cylinder gasoline engine was an option. International introducedtheir 266 V8 gasoline truck engine in their pickups in 1959 so it would not be difficult to retrofit one of the family of International 266, 04, 45 or 392 gasoline V8 engines to this truck. The transmission in this vehicle is probably the original column shifted 3 speed unit. The rear axle housing appears to be bent downward a bit from carrying too heavy of a load a long time ago. Consequently, he complete rear axle assemblyshould be replaced.

The tail lamp lenses and assemblies are not unique to this truck. They were manufactured by the Guide Division of General Motors and were also used on 1954 Buick and perhaps 1956 Chevrolet automobiles.The lenses say GUIDE on them as well as R4 54. A pair of excellent reproduction lenses are available here on eBay listing number150886953243for $85 plus $13 for shipping.

The thirdto the last photo of this listing shows the front half of a turquoise 1959 or 1960 B-110 International pickup that goes with this truck. It appears to have the 6 cylinder engine, ransmission, etter doors, erhaps a better hood and many other parts that can be used to help restore this potentially very attractive Golden Jubilee pickup. That parts truck is presently located near Caldwell Idaho where this truck came from a few months ago.

The last two photos of this listing show a beautifully restored truck like this with the chrome trim on the striking gold and ivorytwo tone paint combination at a fairly recent auction. It appears to have beenrestored very well but the spare tire would originallyhave been stored under the box rather than in the box.The fourth to the last photo is a scan of the original 1957 International Harvester "Golden Jubilee" sales brochure. That photo is here for reference only sinceI do not own that brochure and it isNOTpart of this auction.

I have several friends that travel throughout the country that may be able to safely deliver this truck to you depending on where you live and how soon you want this gem.One can expect to pay around $ .60 to $ .65 per loaded mile to have this truck delivered to them. Sometimes I havefriends going empty somewhere and they might deliver this gem for considerably less than the amount mentioned above.

I will addmore information soon. I have about 25 more detailed photos that I can sent to your regular email address if you contact me. Please do not ask me to send them to you 5 at a time here through the eBay email system because it takes a long time and eBaygreatly reduces the size and therefore the quality of the photos.Thanks a lot, ob Woodburn - phone 406-799-1847 in Bozeman Montana USA