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Pick of the Day: 1912 International Harvester, and it’s not a tractor

It’s a Model MW high-wheeler truck

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You most likely know International Harvester for its tractors and other agricultural equipment, or perhaps for its big-rig trucks or even for the sport utility vehicles — Travelall and Scout — it produced after World War II. 

But it also produced, and for decades, several series of light-duty trucks, beginning in 1907. IH was founded just five years earlier when six agricultural equipment producers merged. 

One of those early International Harvester road-going vehicles is the Pick of the Day, a 1912 International Harvester Company Model MW high wheeler (click on the link to view the advertisement), being advertised for sale for $55,000 on ClassicCars.com by its private seller in Tracey, California.

The MW has two rows of seats and a small pickup bed. 

Harvester, Pick of the Day: 1912 International Harvester, and it’s not a tractor, ClassicCars.com Journal

“Authentic restoration completed in 2010 by seller.” the advertisement reports, adding that instead of a pure restoration, the truck was equipped at the time with a modernized magneto and the engine was balanced to provide a smoother ride.

“All 5 script brass lights, 2-cylinder opposing engine, 20 hp, 2-speed transmission, 25 mph cruising speed,” the seller continues. “2 seats/5 passenger; removable backseat.”

An enclosed Pace trailer towing package is included and the seller says the high-wheeler truck fits inside with its top up for storage.

The seller adds that the vehicle has won awards at multiple shows, including the concours at Ironstone Vineyards, and has taken part in parades and tours. It also has been featured on the Bitchin Rides television show (season 5, episode 9).

“A joy to drive and pride of ownership to show,” the seller concludes. “Owner’s manual, providence, and original magneto included.”

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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