Classic sport utility motor vehicles have grow to be enthusiast favorites with the auto-gathering neighborhood and hence the Decide on of the Working day, a 1973 Intercontinental Harvester Travelall getting made available on ClassicCars.com by a supplier in St. Louis, Missouri.
“International Harvester launched the Travelall in 1953 as a single of the initially rivals to the forerunner of the group, the Chevrolet Suburban,” the seller notes in the SUV’s ad.
“Like the Suburban, the Travelall was a huge, multi-passenger station wagon designed atop a sturdy truck chassis, combining persons carrying house with truck-like practicality.
“To encourage their light-truck offerings, International traded on their standing in the major-duty and agriculture market place, and they loved constant plenty of income for the Travelall to dwell by way of several generations. Also like its rival, the Travelall was accessible in many lengths and configurations, from two-wheel-travel to 4-wheel-travel, and a variety of 6-cylinder and V8 selections.
“The fourth and closing era debuted in 1969 with new underpinnings dependent on the D-Series pickup, and styling that mirrored the extremely effective Scout. Though the major Travelall was hardly ever quite as well-known as the Scout and Scout II, Global boasted really substantial consumer satisfaction and loyalty, many thanks to the strong nature of these workhorses. As early activity-utility cars love newfound appreciation from collectors, the Global Travelall is a relative rarity.”
The dealer adds that the car on supply is a 1010 Personalized model that is both of those perfectly-optioned and extremely initial.
“Presented in dim metallic inexperienced with the optional Deluxe exterior bundle, it is a remarkably well-preserved truck that is pretty much untouched conserve for a respray in the first shade. The deluxe choice added these types of niceties as entire wheel covers, more entire body facet moldings, and that most iconic bit of 1970s automotive Americana, woodgrain vinyl trim.
“That this truck survived so perfectly-preserved is a testomony to the construct good quality of these famously robust motor vehicles.”
The inside, the dealer notes, is concluded in “ultra-1970s” environmentally friendly brocade fabric, and matching eco-friendly-colored dashboard. It also has a carpeted rear cargo ground.
Power is provided by a 392cid V8 (an selection and the largest engine available for the 1973 product year) that “provides an ocean of torque, and though it won’t get lots of stoplight drag races in the big Travelall, it is famously sturdy and practically bulletproof.”
The wagon has a 3-speed computerized transmission, electrical power brakes and steering, air conditioning, towing offer and twin gas tanks.
“This wonderfully preserved illustration is brimming with character and is a delightful family-friendly basic,” the supplier adds, “ready to haul most of a little league staff out for ice cream or to get the gang on an extended camping trip in unique fashion.”