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1963 International Harvester Armored Truck IH Loadstar 1600 Las Vegas Historical

Make: International Harvester
Model: Loadstar 1600
SubModel: Armored Truck
Type: Armored
Trim: Armored Cab Bullet Resistant Windows
Year: 1963
Mileage: N/A
VIN: SB291048E
Color: Red
Engine: 304
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

1963 International Harvester Loadstar 1600 Armored Cab Bullet Resistant Windows Additional Info:

Rare 1963 International Loadstar 1600 Armored Truck

This truck has a major Las Vegas/Nevada history and is believed to be only 1 of 2 trucks left over from the time period.
**Background History**1963/4 In service with Nevada Armored Transport Inc. Vehicle was then purchased from the retiring fleet of Nevada Armored Transport by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 1978 and assigned as a S.W.A.T. vehicle until it's auction in 1991.
**History of Ownership**Nevada Armored Transport Inc. 1963/64-1978 (not fully documented, but was the sole armored car service from 1946-1977)
Clark County, Nevada, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department S.W.A.T.- 1978-1991
Diamond Motors/ Any Auto Brokers- 1991-1992
Felix Lenox- 1992-1996 (Felix did most of the work on uncovering the history of this vehicle)
Sam Sadle/Palladium Nightclub- 1996
Mike Ginsburg/Southwest Radio/Jacor Communications/Clear Radio- 1996-2005
Felix Lenox- 2005-2013
James Hawkes- 2013-present
**About the Vehicle**The cab was custom built by Tom Moore and Sons on a 1963 International Loadstar 1600 frame.(Tom Moore and Sons produced nearly 85% of the worlds armored trucks in its first half century of business.)Engine-International Harvester 304 V8 gas engineTransmission- 5 speed manual (1st is granny 5th is overdrive)truck has spring loaded gun ports, twin internal exhaust fans, Fridgiking front and rear air conditioning(non-working) ventilation fans, 4 opening roof vents, and a shotgun/rifle gun rack mounted beside the front passenger seat.
**Condition**The body is in very good condition with nearly no rust. One minor ding on the driver side front fender. There are two small holes in the front grille plate where S.W.A.T. attached added support for the front guard when it was on(removed and not included in sale).
The Glass in the vehicle is bulletproof, and has been shot at multiple times over the years, the passenger side front door window is the worst and is splintered.
Paint is old(about 20 years old now) most of the clear coat is flaking off and the red under paint is starting to fade.
There is a bend in the front bumper which corresponds with the ding in the front fender.
**Mechanical Condition**The engine was recently rebuilt and runs amazing.Transmission shifts through all gears fineBrakes work and perform wellVacuum style windshield wipers are missingTires have very low miles on them but are about 9 years old, tire size is 17.5 x 17 on split rims, tubes
Felix has set up a Facebook page Nevada Armored Transport Inc. 1946-1984, which goes over much of the history during that time period of armored trucks in Nevada.
Vehicle is also for sale locally, I reserve the right to end the auction at anytime
All shipping/pick up arrangements are the responsibility of the buyer.
Title and Vehicle will not be release until all funds are paid for and verified
Please ask any questions you may have and I will answer them to the best of my knowledge.Call or Text Jim at 602-228-1160