IHC 1010 Review from North America

1973 IHC 1010 306

Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 306 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles

Summary:

A hard to find head turner

Faults:

The only thing to go wrong with this 1/2 ton, was the master brake cylinder. This truck would run when all the others wouldn't.

General Comments:

This truck usually turns heads. I bought it for $2000, 7 years ago. It had 4 new tires, a new stereo, and a new custom paint job. It made me wonder as to how much I actually paid for the truck (4 tires-$500, stereo-$250, custom paint-$1000).

The worst thing about this truck is the gas mileage. I get about 8 miles to the gallon, long trips are out of the question, since the gas gauge does not work (it always points at E).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2002

16th Jan 2006, 14:20

International Trucks never came with a 306.

28th May 2006, 14:10

I have a 1973 1010 which I bought in 1987 for $200.00. It has ran flawlessly from 77,000 miles to 234,000 miles. It averages 14.9 mpg uphill, downhill and anywhere else. It has a 392 with a 2bbl.

I did rebuild the front suspension which is torsion bar. No small task finding all the parts to do so, but I finished it last year. It now steers perfectly.

I have had a relationship with International trucks since I was a small child through my dad and uncle who always owned International Harvester products. Extending my love of International, I also have an International Cub Cadet lawn tractor with the mower attachment. Just the absolute best.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review