As Seen on Craigslist – 1972 International Harvester Truck

If I were in the market for a classic truck (and I’m decidedly not), I would probably start my search with some sort of IH product.  There’s just something right about an agricultural implement manufacturer making pickup trucks.  Who cares if it drives like a combine, it’s a tool and meant for doing work.  Thanks to a combination of draconian federal regulations and automakers’ marketing, modern trucks are more often family haulers and toys than they are work vehicles.  That’s fine, but I want something that feels like it could wear flannel unironically and have a fishing pole hanging out the back that actually sees use.  The no-nonsense styling of IH trucks fits that ideal to a tee, and the dog-dish hubcaps and bright blue paint are just shiny enough that you could drive this anywhere without shame.  I’d lose the ill-fitting cap and pretty much drive this as-is.

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