1963-68: In­ter­na­tional Har­vester C-line Trucks

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In 1958 In­ter­na­tional be­gan de­but­ing a new line of six­cylin­der diesels in sev­eral dis­place­ments, among them the D301. Dis­plac­ing 301 cu­bic inches, it was the par­ent bore ver­sion of the sleeved D282 (282 ci) used in trac­tors and it was in­tended to be a lighter-duty vari­ant for au­to­mo­tive use, among other ap­pli­ca­tions. The en­gine was planned for the lower GVW end of the IH medium-duty truck and bus line but even­tu­ally it was de­vel­oped into a spe­cial-or­der op­tion for the IH light-truck line. The ear­li­est known light trucks with D301s ap­peared in 1963 and the last in 1968. Though a rel­a­tively short and lim­ited run, th­ese are the first diesels avail­able in a pro­duc­tion Amer­i­can light truck.

In­ter­na­tional D301, 301ci in­line six

1968 In­ter­na­tional 1100C half-ton stan­dard longbed 4x2 pickup

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