STREETSIDE CLASSIC CARS DALLAS
Fort Worth, TX 76137
This is the kind of truck that you fall in love with at first sight. You just know how cool you'll look at the car show as the only one to show up in a 1938 International D-2. Featuring a strong 350 V8, A/C interior, and custom bed with incorporated exhaust stacks, who knew that being different could be this darn cool?
Make no mistake, this is a full custom build that comes from a singular vision and a serious investment. The D-2 was still new on the scene in 1938. It had a cool Art Deco design, flowing fenders, and a rounded split-window cab. This was a perfect platform to start this fantastic custom build on. It entailed removing the front bumper, lowering the stance, and setting it all on sinister Ambassador wheels form Detroit Steel Wheel Company, staggered with an aggressive 17/20-inch front/rear size. And speaking of that bespoke rear, the custom flat diamond plate bed (featuring an aftermarket removable cargo-carrier that's currently installed on it) and high exhaust stacks pay tribute to International's commercial roots and will be the coolest place to hold a tailgate party. The whole truck was expertly sprayed with a shade of black that has a touch of matte for a sinister effect that won't lose its sheen, and that paint beautifully contrasts when up against the chrome grille and ample shiny bright work. While this is a true unique custom build, International was relegated to third place in truck sales for 1938, so you'll be hard pressed to see another D-2 anywhere you go, let alone one this cool.
Inside is a full custom interior that retains much of the International's workman charm but is now updated with modern conveniences like R134a A/C and an AM/FM/CD player mounted into the headliner. And speaking of the headliner, notice the unique patterned vinyl and incorporated International logo, a design that is mirrored in the sharp-looking door panels. The black bench seat does a great job of coordinating with plush black carpet, adding to the simple yet upscale look and feel of the cab. Slip behind the leather-wrapped Lecarra sports steering wheel that sits atop an aftermarket tilt steering column, and peer at the full set of white-faced Dolphin gauges. The dash is utilitarian and sleek, augmented with an A/C vent panel and Fi-Tech control pad attached underneath, and the glove box conceals the controls for the air bag system. This pickup is built to comfortably get you to your destination, and to do so in style.
Under the hood is a fine replacement for International's six-cylinder, because you now have a trusty Chevy 350 V8 that quickly snaps to life thanks to a Fi-Tech EFI system. With more than just good and reliable power, it has reliable components like an aluminum radiator and electric fan, so this big rig stays cool even in traffic. But that's the practical side. What you really want to know is how the headers feed the glasspacks before exiting out of those tall stacks, combining for a mean street rumble. Oh yes, this one has some serious presence with its appearance and sound. It also sits so sinisterly low when parked thanks to adjustable airbags in the rear. On the road the D-2 feels nice due to an independent front suspension and trailing arm rear, likely borrowed from a muscle car era Chevy. Add in more great driving features like the TH350 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power front disc brakes, and the grip of modern Lexani tires, and this a cool looking custom rig that can easily take the long haul.
You've seen the price on this rare, unique, and comfortable custom. But remember, you're certainly not the only one who can't believe how affordable this whole quality custom package is, so hurry up and call today!