1950 International Harvester
1950 International Harvester L-110 Pickup
1950 International Harvester L-110 Pickup
Famous more for its farm equipment than its consumer pickup truck line, the post war Diamonds, as they became known, were always behind when it came to design, and offerings through a dealer network. Not to say they were without the quality, but because of their focus on the farm equipment market, which they did well at, the consumer line took a back seat. As a result, there are many fewer leftovers currently in the classic market, than there are say from the big 3. Can you say sleeper?
For consignment a 1950 postwar “diamond” L-110 (4200 LB GVW) pickup truck. This truck is fully restored and painted with a trash hauling service logo and such, is in great condition and can be easily changed to “your name here” and utilized as a wonderful promo for the business.
Nary even a hint of rust, the beautifully straightened exterior steel panels are minding their gaps nicely and bathed in royal blue. The front grille has been painted and has nice horizontal trimmings and shiny single headlight bezels. A straight stainless steel bumper has been put on in front and on back. The V shaped hood raises from either side and sports a wide white stripe at its edge just above the hood levers. This runs rearward past the doors on the cab and wraps around the bottom of the cab roofline where it meets the bed. Fenders and running boards abound with a spare tire on the passenger's side of the front of the bedside. A rounded cab roof sports painted trimmed windows and a rear split window all rounded off. Utilitarian blackwall tires, black wheels, and shiny moon caps are all around and even on the spare. A peek at the bed area and we note a sprayed on black liner with some grip texture in it to keep things stable in the back.
Swinging open the dipole designed doors, we can see a large bench seat in black vinyl stretching between those simple gray panel adorned doors. The curvaceous original dash is upfront and has a beautiful patina of surface rust on it along with its original gauges, a few simple pull levers, an ashtray and a glovebox for the passenger. Rubber floors keep things bulletproof on the foot area, and it appears strikingly clean overall inside. I'd have to admit the unpainted dash front is a nice touch. The bench seat does have a slight tear in the seat, and in the back as well.
Under the hood in an unrestored but clean engine bay we note an inline 6-cylinder Silver Diamond 220ci mill. This is topped with a 1-barrel carburetor with an oil bath air cleaner. On back is the original 3-speed manual transmission, actuated by a lever on the tree.
Underneath we see a pressed steel channel frame with some surface rust, but very structurally sound. One can even see the original red paint from the factory overspray underneath some of the rustproofing that has been previously put on and begun to wear off. The cab underside as well as the running boards have some surface rust on them but are also structurally sound. Leaf springs all over for the suspension, and hydraulic drum brakes are seen on all corners. Smithy mufflers and a standard exhaust are put on and looking surface rusted but remaining solid.
A quick starter, smooth idle, and off to the test track where it did very nicely. Good smooth acceleration up through the 3 gears unbind I was rollin'. Easy steering although it's non power assisted, and braking was good and bias free. I noticed the turn signals were in op, and the driver's taillight is not working.
Another nice older pickup, straight lines and nice paint. Ready to put “your name here” and getting people to pick up the phone for your business, all min style of early 1950's, and simple but effective workhorse in front of you.
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.