1950 International Harvester L110 Runs and Drives! All Original Numbers Matching

Price: - Item location: St. George, Utah, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: International Harvester
  • Model: l110
  • Type: Pickup
  • Trim: L110
  • Year: 1950
  • Mileage: 93,849
  • VIN: 22453
  • Color: Gold
  • Engine size: 220 cu. in.
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1950 International Harvester l110

This is an incredible example of an original survivor 1950 L110 pickup. It is 99% rust free and almost totally original. It has paperwork with it from sixty years ago in the glovebox proving its lifetime in the desert climate of southern Utah. It was built in Salt Lake City, and has been in an extremely dry climate ever since. It was originally a mild banana yellow called Palomino Cream. The theatrical company that owned it previously had painte it gold, and added the watered down brown for appearance. The engine is the correct and numbers matching 220 CID Silver Diamond straight six. It still has the original oil bath air cleaner. The engine came equipped with an oil filter. The engine itself is almost totally original with the exception of the generator, which was rebuilt. The head has had hardened valve seats installed and a valve job done, with new pushrods installed. The motor oil looks like maple syrup, and the engine does not burn any oil at all. It runs and drives, but it would be better if I could find the proper carb rebuild kit for it. Some of you sharp eyed folks will notice the spot of coolant on the head on the passenger side. I had just replaced the gasket for the thermostat housing because a bracket for a fuel line was under its retaining bolt. I just hadn't wiped it up yet. The engine does not leak coolant. The carburetor float bowl valve isn't quite right, so the truck will sometimes flood or starve out. I drive it around the neighborhood occasionally to keep the fluids going around in it. The clutch is good, and the tranny shifts great if you know how to double clutch. The brakes work very good. There is normal seepage, but there aren't any abnormal fluid leaks (other than the carburetor sometimes). The fuel tank was removed and boiled out. It is clean and readily supplies good fuel through new steel lines to the fuel pump, which was also rebuilt. The truck has no problems of any kind getting fuel to the carburetor. The truck still has a six volt electrical system, and benefits from a newer 6V Optima red top battery. The electrical system is mostly functional. The lighting isn't quite right, and I can't bring myself to touch the almost totally original wiring harness. The 8 foot bed has a steel floor and is in unbelievably good condition. The interior is totally original except for the missing headliner. This truck came with a dome light. The vinyl seat is in very good shape. The door handles and latches work properly. The driver's side door came equipped with an arm rest. The fresh air scoop in from of the windshield works perfectly. The original heater unit under the dash has not been tampered with, but I haven't tested it. It does not leak at all. The original broadcast or build sheet is with the truck. All five original wheels are included and are not split rims. The truck is missing one hub cap. I have all of the service manuals and parts catalogs in .pdf format. There is a new reprinted owner's manual in the glovebox along with some new old stock wiper blades, and registration papers from the 1960's. The original floor mat is still in the truck. The original jack and emergency tools are included, but will need some love. This truck has nothing to hide. The only considerable body damage is from where a theatrical set piece fell onto the passenger side fender. The damage is shown in the front view of the pickup. The hood has been roughly reshaped and was worse off than the fender to begin with. This will not be an issue for any competent body shop. I have researched several aftermarket parts sources for the truck, and it is completely within reason to do a total nut and bolt restoration without any difficulty. I will provide photos of anything a potential buyer would like to see, within reason, as long as it doesn't require major disassembly of the truck. Again, this truck has nothing to hide, and will be able to speak for itself. This is likely to be the last original surviving L110 you will ever see for sale in this good of condition. I wouldn't sell it, but I have no place to store it. I can't let it sit outside, so it needs to go to someone who will be able to take care of it. If you have a soft spot for International Harvester trucks, this could be your last chance to own a serious piece of automotive history.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I am happy to provide additional photos upon request. The truck is for sale locally, so the auction could potentially end early. The Buy It Now price is set at an appraised value from a respectable source. Buyer is to arrange vehicle shipping, but I am happy to help in any way I can. I am willing to store the truck for up to 30 days free of charge. After that, a storage fee of $5 per day will be incurred. A $500 deposit and any mutually accepted extended storage fees are due via PayPal within 24 hours of the end of the auction unless prior arrangements have been made between myself and the buyer by phone conversation. After the truck has been purchased, it will not be driven until it is time for it to be picked up. I will provide my phone number to the winner of the auction. Full payment after deposit, and any agreed upon extended storage fees, is accepted in the form of cashier's check or USPS money orders. Thanks for looking!