11. International Harvester Travelall
Even though the International Scout is the most famous and popular SUV model from this factory, it is not the only one. Even before they introduced the Scout, International produced a big SUV model they called the Travelall. This model was a step beyond the Chevrolet Suburban since it offered powerful engines and all-wheel drive. Also, the build quality was second to none.
Some say they built the Travelall with industrial-strength materials for trucks. So, that was the secret of its durability. International presented the first generation in 1953, and the fourth and last one in 1969. They discontinued the Travelall in 1975. This was a shame since the company had high owner loyalty and satisfaction due to the quality and power of its vehicles.
Customers could get the Travelall with a choice of a six or eight-cylinder engine. AMC provided the smaller V6 engine and International designed and produced the V8. Also, Travelall was the first model to offer an interesting version called the Wagonmaster. It featured a truck bed and double cab.
The International Harvester company is still in business. But today, they concentrate on medium and heavy trucks and equipment. But ever since they discontinued the Travelall, the car world hasn’t produced a model of similar quality, power and dimensions.