1953 International Harvester Metro Step Van Ratrod Custom Cruiser

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Location: Paris, Kentucky, United States
  • Make: International Harvester
  • Model: Metro
  • Type: Shorty Step Van
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 275
  • VIN: 245970
  • Color: Mother Nature White and Rust
  • Engine size: LS3
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic 4L60e
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Light Gray and Black
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed

1953 International Harvester Metro Description

Up for auction is a 1953 International Harvester Metro Step Van. This is the very popular shorty version and its' ready to cruise. How many of these have you seen on the road and/or finished and for sale? This is a truly unique vehicle and your sure to be the talk of the cruise or car show when you pull in with this! Vehicle was just recently driven to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, KY (about a 170 mile round trip) via Interstate with no issues whatsoever. This van would make a great tailgate cruiser or promotional vehicle for your company! Why not use it to make deliveries! This vehicle was used in the 1960s/1970s by the Loeb's for their Laundry and Dry Cleaning business as can be seen from what remains of the original logo on the side of the van. The back 2/3 of the frame is the original and front 1/3 is from an S10. We took the body off the frame of this vehicle and built new cross body supports and installed new metal for the step wells on both sides of the vehicle. We also fixed several rusted out/tears on the vehicle and blended the patina. Van has many character marks which remain visible many of which are untouched. LS3 Engine and 4l60e transmission push it down the road. Fuel Injection and Fuel Econony! 4-Way Airride lets you set it in the weeds.

We've included a variety of photos for your review. If you have questions, please ask prior to bidding. This vehicle is being sold as-iswith no warranty expressed or implied. Buyer will be responsible for shipping. We will assist in loading and will work closely with your shipper to arrange and coordinate the pickup of the vehicle. Vehicle has clear rebuilt title from the state of KY as original title was not available. Please review all title/licensing requirements for your particular state as necessary. Vehicle is also for sale locally and auction mayend early at sellers' preference.

If you are seriously interested in the vehicle, please let me know and I can send you a link. Don't waste my time or your time requesting the video if you are not truly interested in purchasing. Bid High and Buy!

Here's a listing of various components:

LS3 Engine & 4L60e Transmission (approx. 80K miles when installed)

New 4-WayRidetech Suspension with Analog Gauges/Double Compressor/Big Tank

New Wiring Harness

New Steering Wheel

New Old School Lighted Turn Signal

New High Speed Electric Fan

New Radiator/Hoses

New Battery

New GunMetal Coys Wheels/Tires

New Fuel/Brake Lines

New Swing Brake Pedal and Master Cylinder

New Steering Column

New Sunroof (Removable)

New Steer Clear Steering Device

New Headlights/Parking Lights

New LED Tail/Stop Lights

New Brake Components (Disc in Front, Drum in Rear)

New Rubber and Glass

New Omega Gauges

New Wood Floor

New Driver Seat Cover/Custom Mount Post

New Custom Rear Seat

New Dual Bus Fans (keep you cool)

On Aug-15-17 at 17:52:53 PDT, seller added the following information:

Engine Clarification: LS 5.3 Engine from 2005 Tahoe. Streetrod