International 1957 A-100 pickup at American Truck Historical Society show, Kirkland Ranch, Plymouth, California, 2001
|Manufacturer||International Harvester Co.|
|Capacity tons/GVW/GCW||½-ton, 4200 lb GVW|
|Model||Black Diamond BD-220 (optional BD-240, BD-264)|
|Displacement ci / L||221 ci (240, 264 optional)|
|Power HP @ rpm||112 @ 3800 (141 @ 3800, 154 @ 3800 optional)|
|Gearbox make (model)||International|
|Gears (forward speeds)||3 (overdrive, 4-speed, 3-speed automatic optional)|
|Axles & drive|
|Tires standard/optional||6.70-15 4-ply / 7.10-15 6-ply|
|Shipping weight||3460 lb|
In the spring of 1957, International replaced the S-series with the A-series. The all new A-cab was much more modern than the S-cab, (which was based on the 1950 L-cab). The A-series cab was mounted much lower and did away with external running boards. The large windshield wrapped around to meet the vertical A-pillars. The A-series model range was the same as the S-series range, and the range of powertrains was the same except that the powerful Black Diamond 264 was newly optional in the A-100 to A-130 models. International advertised it as the six with the performance of a V8 because it equaled the power of the Chevrolet 265 V8.
The A-100 series was made up of the 4200 lb GVW A-100 and 5000 lb GVW A-102. To celebrate its 50th year as a motor vehicle manufacturer International produced a special Golden Jubilee Custom Pickup on the A-100 chassis. The Custom pickup bed was one of the first true wide-body (fenderless) pickup boxes. (The 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier was a fiberglass covering over the fenders of the standard narrow box.) The Golden Jubilee sported a very attractive gold and white two-tone paint job.
- International S-100 Series
- International B-100 Series
- International Trucks
- International Harvester
- Navistar International
References / sourcesEdit
- Crismon, Frederick W. (1995). International Trucks. Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin.
- Mroz, Albert (1996). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks and Commercial Vehicles. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin.
- Hays Antique Truck Museum, Woodland, California
- Heidrick Ag History Center, Woodland, California
- American Truck Historical Society