Hello everyone! Any idea what I've purchased? (1966 International Harvester Custom)
I'd been halfway plotting a replacement of my current racecar hauler for some time when I found the ad for this wonderful machine. I assumed it was already sold by the time I'd seen it, but I'd had the proper amount of beer to send the guy a message anyway.
He responded, told me it was still available and was very technically knowledgeable about it. I sent him a deposit, and the next Friday we set off from Minneapolis to exotic Ohio to retrieve it.
Here's what I know:
It's titled as a 1966. The body was put on by the Aluminum Body Corporation of Montebello, CA.
It's an International Harvester Chassis, most likely an 1853FC. It has a Gas RD450 I6 attached to a 5spd with the most interesting shift pattern I've ever seen, and a 2spd rear end. It will probably eventually get a diesel and an automatic, but that's down the road.
Anybody know the history of this thing? I've been looking at pictures, but haven't found anything like it. I know it was used as a hauler for a dirt track car, maybe somewhere around the early 2000's in Ohio.
I'll upload pictures in just a second.