This is the kind of truck that instantly gets your mind working. You just know how amazed people will be to see you show up in a 1952 International Truck L-160 COE (Cab Over Engine). And this "Snubnose" has been restored to be authentic, stylish, and a powerful classic hauler.
You already love this one because it's always going to be the biggest toy in the toybox. But this L160 model is also desirable because it's the last of the series before the toned-down R-series debuted. This is a California truck, and it was restored in 2015. The newer work shows in the gloss coming from the two-tone cab. In fact, this color theme is almost like a step-down fade as you go from the white top, to the gray middle, and then the black chassis. How cool is that?! And there are fun details like the Mack-style lockbox behind the cab and the large exhaust tip. But his one is more about true vintage honesty. That's why you have the vintage-style tires, steel wheels, and classic IH badging. And we particularly like the roof that has both tour top running lights and the big horns that make the classic semi truck bellow.
There was plenty more invested to make sure the old-school attitude continues inside. Simple door panels, vent windows, deep black carpeting, and the springy bench seat make this almost feel like a time machine instantly transporting you to when this went on its first long haul run. While the restoration erased any signs of decades in use, you can still feel the echoes of those dawn-to-dusk workmen who have come before you just by the textured grip on the large three-spoke steering wheel. The International logo is on everything, including on the classic gauge pack, heater, steering wheel center cap, and even the ashtray. It's all a reminder that this truck is not only larger than a Ford or Chevy, but also a rarer sight.
Open up the snub nose, and you can see that the exceptionally honest and clean presentation continues in the engine bay. The tidy appearance under the hood really lets that Silver Diamond motor take center stage. This 240 cubic-inch motor is part of a long tradition of inline sixes at International Harvester. It fires up with the kind of quality that continues to provide robust industrial power. Plus, the four-speed manual transmission has a great old-school feel while also providing the best in control.
The sale comes complete with build receipts and maintenance records. You're not the only one who has plans for this kind of unique classic. After all, it will look great with a personalized logo on the doors. So if you want to make it yours, hurry up and call now!