Sold for $46,750 at 2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction. Pick Up
Chassis #: X43817G
Engine #: 246399
Cyrus Hall McCormick, an inventor from Virginia, finalized his version of a horse-drawn reaper in the 1830s. He received a patent for his design in 1834. In 1847, McCormick and his brother moved to Chicago and founded the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. Over the years, the company's products sold well and the brothers were able to establish sales techniques and a vast network of trained salesman who could demonstrate the operation of the machines in the field.
In 1885, Cyrus Hall McCormick passed away, with his company passing to his son, Cyrus McCormick, Jr. In 1902 the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company merged with a number of smaller companies, to create the International Harvester Company. During the early part of the century, the International Harvester company opened many new plants, and entered into a long list of different types of commercial vehicle production.
The current owner of this Single-Ton Pick Up acquired it in the 1990s and gave it a comprehensive restoration in the early 2000s. It is finished in utilitarian black, topped by a vinyl-padded roof with a red chassis and wheels. It has a wooden bed, a 3-speed manual transmission, and 4-wheel drum brakes. The engine is a 150 cubic-inch flathead 4-cylinder engine fitted with a single carburetor and offering 35 horsepower.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015
In 2015, the pickup was brought to the Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ auction where it was sold to a new owner for the sum of $46,750 including buyer's premium.