Monday, June 20, 2016
Classic Pickup: 1962 International Harvester C112
If you are in the market for a classic light duty pickup (not compact pickup, but light duty 1/2-ton through 1-ton) you might think that your only options are Ford, General Motors, or Chrysler -- but a small agricultural firm out of Warrenville, IL built a line of pickups to compete with the big three. Find this 1962 International Harvester C112 offered for $2,800 in Ft Myers, CO via craigslist.
I will be the first to admit that I am not an expert on International Harvester (now known as Navistar International Co) light pickups, but this beast is part of the C-Series that debuted (what an odd word debuted is, I could have used first appeared or first sold...) in 1961, but it was mostly a revamp of the B-Series that came before it, which was part of the A-Series...do you see where this is going? It sounds very big threey to me, and one of the better sources of information on the IH pickup is here on hagerty. According to the Hagerty valuation tool, there is a very large gap between a #4 fair car like this one ($2,500) to nicer #3 ($7,900), up to #2 excellent ($12,800) and finally #1 concours ($17,500). To me this indicates that you could buy a crummy one, fix it up and make a small profit when you sell it, but perhaps the market recognizes the difficulties around finding parts for something as obscure as one of these.
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