By on December 7, 2015

26 - 1967 International Harvester pickup in Colorado junkyard - photo by Murilee Martin

Living in Denver, I see plenty of International Harvester Scouts in local wrecking yards. IHC pickups and SUVs show up as well, including this ’72 pickup, this ’71 Travelall, this ’71 pickup, and now today’s non-rusty ’67 pickup.
01 - 1967 International Harvester pickup in Colorado junkyard - photo by Murilee Martin

As long as a pickup can still haul stuff, it pays its keep… but newer, more fuel-efficient trucks keep entering the Cheap Work Truck Food Chain, pushing trucks like this clattery, fuel-swilling, not-so-collectible old pickup off to the junkyard as soon as it breaks something expensive.

10 - 1967 International Harvester pickup in Colorado junkyard - photo by Murilee Martin

The half-ton 1100B came standard with a 241-cubic-inch pushrod straight-six, but this one has an optional V-8 (or a later V-8 upgrade). If it’s a factory-installed engine, it’s a 266-cubic-inch model making 155 Illinois horses.

07 - 1967 International Harvester pickup in Colorado junkyard - photo by Murilee Martin

Just the thing for listening to Loretta Lynn’s biggest hit of ’67.

Great for commuting!

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30 Comments on “Junkyard Find: 1967 International Harvester 1100B Pickup...”

  • avatar

    I see the usual front fender rust through .

    Sad to see this old workhorse out to pasture but it does look fairly rough .

    I thought those V8’s were 345 CID ? .


    • 0 avatar

      IH always had about half a dozen engine options in any given year. In addition to the 241 straight-six mentioned here, 266 V8, and 345 V8, there was also a 265 Six and a 304 V8 powered by either gasoline or LP. A 392 V8 was added for the ’69 models.

    • 0 avatar

      Since it’s a 1100B, and not the slightly lighter duty 1000, chances are 90% that it’s the 304. The 345 would be more likely in the 3/4 ton and up. But many one ton’s in this era came with the 304 as well.

  • avatar

    Rough? That’ll buff right out! I wish my ’03 Mazda was that clean.

  • avatar

    I guess if I want an old IH truck, I should fly out to Colorado, buy one there, and have it shipped back to Pennsylvania!

    I have family in Colorado so I can even lie about my trip.

  • avatar

    That seat blanket deserves a second chance.


  • avatar

    A friend of mine had an IH Scout. It was wonderful in its time, except it got 9 mpg. On the highway.

    When we headed out to Jackson Hole for a winter adventure, we loaded up my old Dodge Dart (after installing a “posi” rear end), since it could nudge 20 in the right conditions.

    All praise the stone-axe reliable Mopar Slant 6!

  • avatar

    As reliable as an anvil and twice as fast. Good ol’ IH.

  • avatar

    What’s the thing in picture #4 in the gallery? The heater?

    The whole dash is just shaped metal! I’m sure it does excellent in crashes, where you end up looking like tuna in a can afterward.

    • 0 avatar
      bumpy ii

      Looks like it. You can see it in the bottom right of pic #2.

      The ’60s was when padded dashes became a New! Safety! Feature!, versus the earlier paradigm of hosing the remnants of the previous occupants out of the vehicle after a crash.

      • 0 avatar

        It is the heater, sans the “beautification” cover. You can see the cover in the Hemmings photograph found here:

      • 0 avatar

        Most of the dashes even in the 1960s were metal, but with sprayed on foam covered in vinyl. My ’63 Dart was all metal, but a ’62 LeSabre had a “padded” dash top that could be lifted out to reach the gauges, and it was metal underneath (and weighed about 40 lbs!). All that padded vinyl was for was to match the door panels.

    • 0 avatar
      Firestorm 500

      It does have a dash pad. Maybe because it has the upscale “Custom” trim.

      Safety protection was not required in trucks at that time. Not like the cars.

  • avatar

    Growing up, a friend of mine’s dad had a 68 IH1100. He loved that truck and when the drivetrain wore out he swapped in a hopped up IH399 (401c.i) with 5-speed manual with overdrive and a 2-speed rear end out of gawd knows what.

    It rode like crap. It drove like crap. It would do zero to 40 in like 1 second. Yeah, I know, probably not but it felt like that. It launched so hard we once broke the back window when our heads bounced off it. We never went over 50mph in it because it sounded like it might blow up it was wound so tight. If it could go over 50mph you just wouldn’t because at that speed you were sawing the wheel 90 degrees back and forth due to the steering play.

    I have no idea what the towing capacity of that thing was but I believe it could pull almost any building in our small town off it’s foundation.

    I hated that truck but seeing this one makes me miss it.

  • avatar

    It’s kind of funny that they stuck it in the Chrysler section.

    • 0 avatar
      Firestorm 500

      I doubt they have an “International” section.

      They might have an “Other” section.

    • 0 avatar


    • 0 avatar

      Let’s see, IH was bought by Tenneco, which merged it with Case to form Case-IH, which was spun off and sold to Fiat to be merged with New Holland to form CNH, which was later merged with Fiat-owned Iveco to form CNH Industrial, whose chairman is Sergio Marchionne. So it’s in the right section.

      • 0 avatar

        And before CNH, Ford-New Holland was formed when Ford’s tractor division bought Sperry New Holland in 1986. Ford-New Holland purchased Canadian 4WD company Versatile the next year (which is why late ’80s/early ’90s NH 4WDs look just Versatiles painted blue). Fiat acquired a 90% stake in New Holland in 1991, but didn’t merge them with Case IH until 2000. At that point, NH had to sell off its Versatile holdings due to antitrust laws (Case IH was already making 4WDs).

        The former J.I. Case plant in Racine, WI now makes red and blue tractors on the same line. They crank out dozens of tractors a day. A tour of the plant is probably the most fun you can have for free on a Wednesday afternoon without getting arrested.

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    Jeff S

    The equipment division of IH was sold to Tenneco, the truck division became Navistar which was separate and not part of Tenneco.

    These trucks were very easy to work on and would run forever. Easy to criticize an older vehicle for how it handles and its lack of today’s safety features. In 20 years younger readers of this site will criticize 2015 vehicles for their older safety features and handling.

    • 0 avatar

      I had a summer college job, flogging a 47 IH walkin van that was about a quarter of a century old when I was driving it…was closing in on 300K miles.

      Still ran hard and fast in hot FL sun…zero to sixty times weren’t much to write home about, but it was where I first learned to drive with the flow of traffic, a skill that later came in handy with a diesel VW.

  • avatar

    Where would you buy something like this brand new back in the day? Would you go to the farm implement dealer? Large truck dealer? Did IH have a little lot full of trucks tucked in among big dealers on the Automile?

  • avatar

    Someone should snatch those T3 headlights before this hits the crusher…

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