1971 International Harvester 1210 4 x 4 V8 for sale in Helena, Montana, United States

Item location: Helena, Montana, United States
Make: International Harvester
Model: 1210 4 x 4 V8
Trim: Custom cab
Year: 1971
Mileage: 71,795
VIN: xx
Color: Green
Engine size: 345
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Green
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for International Harvester 1210 4 x 4 V8 1971

Here you go, boys, if you like International pickups you should like this one. I bought this along with a couple other pickups, a swather trailer and some other things from a guy north of Havre, Montana about a year and a half ago, hauled it home and have not spent five minutes working on it and probably never will so it needs to go down the road. I'm paying storage and by this time next year I will have $500 just in storage so I want to sell it. I have several other Internationals, 5 Willys pickups and a couple CJ2A's so the odds of me getting to this are pretty slim.
Most of what I know about it is what he told me before I bought it. His dad bought a new Willys pickup in 58, first new pickup they ever owned. By 73, 15 years later, they had 3 kids and needed a bigger pickup for going anywhere in the mud and snow where it is 25 miles of dirt and snowdrifts to town and it is dark thirty by 3 in the afternoon. So his dad, who was an International fan, bought this brand new. They also had a couple cars and other pickups so this was the family pride and joy for bad roads and cold weather. His dad drove it until about 20 years ago and bought a new Ford, since by that time International was out of the pickup business. The son used it for a farm rig and had a sprayer in the back for a few years, then put the whole place in CRP and quit farming. It got used as a spray rig on their CRP up until about 7 or 8 years ago when it got parked and they bought a big wheel sprayer for spraying the CRP for weeds. Son is now retired and sold all his machinery, leased out the place and headed for Arizona where there are no snow drifts 10 feet deep. I bought this with the intention of getting it running and using it. But it is never going to happen. Too many projects, too little ambition.
The good: It is virtually rust free, which is hard to find in old Internationals, a lot of them, especially the Scouts of this era, started to rust on the showroom floor. This spent its entire life in dry, windy northern Montana and I could not find any spot that I would call "rusty" when I looked it over. There is some rust on the hood but I think it would clean right off. I'm too fat to crawl underneath it and look but nothing looks bad that I can see.
It is low miles for an International. If it is typical of these engines it is barely broken in with just over 70,000 on it. He said the reason for the low miles was it burned so much gas they couldn't afford to drive it unless the roads were bad. Sounds right to me.
Doesn't look like anything is missing or has been whacked and pounded out. One of the nicest un-restored bodies I've seen.
Glass is good, headliner is good, seats are intact but will need recovered.
I have a clear Montana title to it. In hand.
The bad: I dunno how to tell the difference between a 304 and a 345. As I remember, he told me it was a 345 but I can't swear to it. Could be a 304. It's darn sure a V8. I'm at least that smart. If somebody can tell me how to tell the difference I'll go take a look and post it here.
I am suspicious of the carburetor. He told me he took the carb off and used it on a grain truck that had carb problems and then put it back. Hmmmmmmmm. I dunno if he put it back or not. Probably needs a correct carb or at the very least this one will have to be cleaned and etc.
It doesn't run. I think it would with minimal work but I don't have time or ambition to get it running, so you are buying it as a non-runner.
So, depending on how brave you are I think you could fly, drive, bicycle, whatever to Helena, Montana and with a short day's work fire it up and drive it home. If it were me I'd probably ship it but it's your deal once you own it. If you want to ship it, there are a lot of haulers that go out of Montana every week. Should be easy to get it on a load going to where you are.
Like Yogi Says, for people that like this kind of thing, this is the kind of thing they like. If you like 43 year old International pickups you will like this one.
THE BUSINESS PART: I get paid in 7 days with funds my bank and I agree are spendable some where else. You can pay with Paypal, you can pay with cash -- green Ben Franklins -- you can pay with United State Postal Money Orders but it has to be here in 7 days. You decide how you want to do it.
If you want to pay storage you can leave it her forever but you pay the storage after the end of October and you pay me for the pickup within a week no matter how long you leave it here after you own it.
If you want to come look it over before you bid just email me with your phone # and we'll go from there.
It is not for sale outside of ebay and the auction won't end early unless you do the buy it now. Also, remember that if and when it meets reserve the buy it now goes away.
No sniveling. It is honestly described and the buy it now price is fair, the reserve is less than the buy it now and I want it gone before I have to write the storage check. Sojump in and take a bite, you could clean this up and take it to an "original" IHC show and whup up on all those Chevy, Ford and Dodge guys and I'm willing to bet it would be hard to find an original IHC that looks much better.
Questions????? Ask before you bid.
Thanks, Stan Howe 406-949-three four four eight.

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