Life out there: ’74 International Travelall Expedition
International Harvester built some really great trucks in the 60s and 70s. The Scout was perhaps the best known civilized model fashioned after the Jeep but with a little more comfort. Then came the Travelall. This was primarily used as a commercial vehicle then IH took a run at the Suburban market and upgraded it for passenger use. It was actually very successful until the gas lines of the 70s killed the market. There aren’t that many survivors around nor are many fans stepping up to build a great one – until we found this one. Built on a 1971 chassis with 1974 4-wheel drive underpinnings, it uses a 345 CI V-8 from a 1979 IH Scout. Bored .030 over and fitted with an Edelbrock 600 CFM Performer 4-barrel carburetor, the engine spins a 1975 Travelall rear differential with 3.07 gears through a beefy Clark T-36 5-speed manual transmission, with M/T Sidebiter wheels, puncture-resistant Goodyear Wrangler off-road tires and Warn locking hubs completing the rolling stock. Finished in DuPont Medium Metallic Green paint with Black bumpers, grille and undercarriage, the Travelall is equipped with passenger step-up bars, a heavy-duty fenced roof rack with spare tire mount, a front winch, front and rear tow hooks, mud flaps and West Coast mirrors. Beneath that workmanlike outer armor is a roomy interior with a wood-rimmed steering wheel, fresh Tan upholstery on the seats, dash and door panels, a padded roll cage, a rare optional third row bench seat. With power steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes and A/C, this vintage 4×4 Travelall is just what you need if those crazy zombies are really out there…waiting. Click here for the eBay auction with a BIN of $48,500.