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A friend of mine saw this truck with a for sale sign in Fredericksburg, VA. Nice looking. Not mine and I don't know the owner or have any interest. I listed it as a topic of discussion.

Jan 25, 2018  •  Trucks  •  28 Comments

Stunning 1947 International Harvester KB6

 

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Todd FitchBy Todd Fitch

 

This fabulous 1947 International Harvester KB6 road truck shows no trace of barn dust, but it’s too impressive not to share. Thanks to reader Fred H. for spotting this heavy duty beauty from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Heavy trucks lack the commodity status of a 1969 Camaro, and restoring them is nearly always more labor of love than investment. However the $50,000 Buy It Now price here on eBay would certainly take the sting out of selling a pet project. Just looking at this thing makes me want to don a brimmed hat, shake my fist, and bark “Why, I oughtta pound you!

 

 

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While this KB6 may look too pretty for work, it’s certainly capable of pulling a load. The seller describes it as having an 2001 International air ride suspension.

 

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The fifteen-speed transmission provides options for hauling a parade float… or an Abrams M1 tank! The attractive tufted seat cushion looks far more comfortable than the vertical seat back. No slouching, or I’ll feed you a knuckle sandwich! The simple steering column reminds us of a simpler time when no one questioned the wisdom of aiming a metal spear at the driver’s sternum… in a vehicle with no seat belts.

 

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Built between 1975 through the early 1990s, the workhorse Caterpillar 3208 produced between 210 HP and 375 HP, and even more with turbocharging (thanks to itstillruns.com for some details). Torque ranged between 480 and 620 lb-ft of torque. This award-winning show truck appears to need nothing, though I might suggest screens to keep grade-schoolers from chucking *whatever* into the giant exhaust stacks. Personally I’d borrow this beast and fill up the rear view mirror of every lifted pickup I could find; little dogs should stay on the porch. What would you do with this heirloom-quality hauler?


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