1949 International KB2 Pickup 327ci V8

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Description

Exterior
Nary even a hint of rust, the beautifully straightened exterior steel panels are minding their gaps nicely and bathed in orange. A V styled tall grille with horizontal ribs and a chromed highlighter grilles outboard leads the way. This is flanked by chrome ringed headlights integrated into the bulbous pontoon style fender. Below, simple curved bumperettes protect the curvaceous fenders and small square turn signals flank the grille nicely. The V shaped hood rises from the front and is complete with an International badge on either side. A rounded cab roof sports black rubber trimmed windows and a rear window all rounded off with the cab highlight being the body color matching visor with a wide silver stripe overtop the oval windshield. Chrome highlights the mirrors and stalks hanging off of the cowl and under the door is a short running board to be used as a step up to gain access to the cab. More pontoon fenders grace the sides of the all steel bed with its 45 degree and rounded off bed side tops with its gray vinyl snap on tonneau cover. More orange for the 15-inch steel wheels with their bullet pointed chrome center caps and trim rings are shod in wide whites with 205/60's up front and 245/60's in the back. A peek at the bed area and we note all straight and dent free orange steel and black carpeting on the bed floor with the battery in the right front corner.

Interior
Swinging open the dipole designed doors, we can see a pair of bucket seats in gray tweed broadcloth being flanked by those simple orange steel finished doors. The curvaceous original orange steel dash is upfront and has been beautifully restored along with its original but restored gauges, a few simple pull levers, a foursome of aftermarket gauges and a glovebox for the passenger. Mounted to the bottom of the dash is a AM/FM/CD stereo by Sony, a fuel gauge and the factory chrome plated ash receptacle. Fronting the dash is a tilt steering column with a 3 spoke wood rimmed wheel perched atop. A small console rests between the seats and gives plenty of storage room along with twin cup holders. Lightly stained gray deep pile carpeting floods the floors and holds the short armed shifter and parking brake on top of the hump keeps things bulletproof on the foot area, and it appears strikingly clean overall inside. I'd have to admit, the orange painted steel that takes over this cab is done nearly as nice as the exterior finish.

Drivetrain
Under the hood, in a restored and clean engine bay, we note a rebuilt 327ci V8 with a consignor stated 1,500 miles accrued. This is topped with an Edelbrock EPS aluminum intake manifold and Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor with a polished and orange ribbed air cleaner. This polished and ribbed motif appears again for the valve covers and sets off the Chevrolet orange painted block nicely. On the back is a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission and the reliable power is put to the ground via a Ford 9" rear axle. Keeping things cool is an aluminum radiator and electric fan

Attributes

Make International
Model KB2
Year 1949
Mileage 1300
Engine 327ci
Exterior Color Orange
Transmission Automatic
Number of Cylinders 8
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) CA699980
Fuel Type gasoline

$ 13900.00