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1971 International Loadstar 1700 Travelcrew 4x4 Fire Truck

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Auction Sold

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  • Last bidTag$8,750
  • Ended
    Tue, Jan 31, 2023
    9:30 pm UTC
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  • ViewsEye outline7,053
  • LocationPin outlineCorrales, New Mexico

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Mileage57,826 Miles
Engine345 cu-in V8
Addenda and Errata

Please note that pictures of the front hub locks have been added to the gallery.


1971 International Loadstar 1700 Water Evacuation Test Video

International has a long history of building rugged and dependable trucks. In the early 1960s, they would develop an all-new range of medium-duty trucks ideally suited to the needs of farmers, construction companies, or anyone needing a sturdy truck to get the job done. The optional four-wheel drive system would turn this truck into a proper go-anywhere vehicle, perfect for when the going gets tough, ideally suited for fire crews needing to go out in the bush to control wildfires. Today these trucks are still workhorses ready to put in a hard day's work wherever it may be. 


  • Original Forest Service vehicle converted to a fire truck with functional lights and sirens with just under 58,000 indicated miles

  • 345 cu-in International Harvester V8 mated to a five-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drive

  • Rarely seen factory-installed Coleman four-wheel drive with FA-78 front and RA-29 rear axles with a single reduction ratio of 7.17:1

  • The TC-155 transfer case has a two-speed hi and lo range with a PTO 

  • The Travelette crew cab is roomy enough to seat six passengers

  • NoSpin locking differential for increased traction 

  • Fully functional fire-fighting water pump by Klein Equipment supported by an on-board supply of 500 gallons of water


  • Air brakes

  • Maximum GVRW of 26,000 lb 

  • Dual 50 gal saddle-mounted fuel tanks

  • Federal Director PA system

  • Engine hour meter

  • 20” diameter four-spoke steering wheel

  • Heavy-duty steel channel front bumper

Known Flaws 

  • Minor hydraulic fluid leak

  • Weeping seals on both axles

  • Minor wear to the paintwork throughout the vehicle from years of active fire fighting service

  • Spots of rust on the floor pan

  • The oil pressure gauge is not functioning

  • The temperature gauge works intermittently

  • Turn signals and right brake light are inoperable

  • Front wig-wag siren rotates intermittently

  • The driver's interior door latch is inoperable; the exterior is functional


  • Hoses

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Information & Operation Manual PDF

Ownership History

This Loadstar has been a part of the seller's collection for the past ten months. 

Additional Notes 

A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle.

Contact: Jeff Inglis  Phone: 503.318.0620 email:


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