1973 IHC 1010 306 from North America
A hard to find head turner
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.
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
International Trucks never came with a 306.
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.