Take a trip back to the early days of trucking with this historic rig.
Based in Chicago, the International Harvester Co. was a result of the merging of McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. and Deering Harvester Co. in 1902.
Originally targeted at farmers, International Harvester started off solely making tractors. Then, in 1909, they decided to make trucks as well.
International Harvester 101 models were made for only three years, from 1921-23. This truck, serial number 704-R, is believed to be the only one left in existence.
It would have cost $4,500 brand new. It weighs 6,800 pounds, and its maximum payload is 10,000 pounds with a top speed of 14 mph.
The previous owner was Curt Fisher of Mankato, Minnesota. He bought it at an estate sale in New Ross, Indiana. It had been restored 25 years prior, but he did some more restoration after he bought it. The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum purchased the truck in November of 2020.
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A former military public affairs specialist, Cody Graves has a journalism career that has spanned radio, television and print. For the last ten years, he produced special sections for Arkansas’ only statewide newspaper. During his time in the U.S. Army Reserves, Cody served tours in El Salvador, Iraq and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In his spare time, he plays guitar in a local band and spends time with his dogs, Lucy and Daisy.