By the time I arrive in Nashville and clamber onto the bench inside its spacious cab, I can tell this International had already been through hell. It grumbles to life after a few tries, all eight cylinders bellowing with 46 years of aches and pains. “She doesn’t like early mornings,” says Tabetha Hammer, Hagerty senior manager of car culture. Damp rags plug holes in the floor. The heater core chugs away, radiating gentle warmth from its questionable resting place on the floor of the passenger footwell. Tabetha isn’t concerned. As a member of the Hagerty garage, the baby-blue beast is a familiar friend, and it’s taken her this far.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/01/31/International-Harvester-Travelette