Through Ian's Lens: International DMAXX Truck

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As throwback sports jerseys, old corporate logos and material nostalgia become all the rage in modern design and pop culture, International decided to show off a vehicle that encompasses modern car design, complete with a retro look. The International DMAXX was once a 1939 International D-Series "half-ton" pickup, and after a lengthy conversion it’s become a modern marvel complete with a MaxxForce V-8 turbo-diesel engine that produces an astonishing 650 pounds-feet of torque. The DMAXX’s exterior design is retro, gently offset by a hidden mechanical overhaul based on modern technology. With a classy red and black paint job, this truck stuck out among the blacks and grays of the modern cars littered around it. All that chrome, all that power, all that history ... it’s truly a beautiful machine. A full set of photos is below.

By Ian Merritt | February 11, 2008 | Comments (8)

Comments 

Infosaur

Oh man, I want that! In Sunset Copper with a 26' dock height box on the back and a lift gate.

My company will take eight!

This is the hottest truck I have seen in some time. It would be nice to see some aftermarket with heavier suspensions for the front of these narrow track beauties. Most aftermarket leans toward car suspensions and I don't want to depend on that for towing. A narrow track solid axle disc brake 3/4 or 1 ton set-up would be nice.

James Williams

Is this real ? Are they really going to make this ? And if so how much? I sure would love to tow my restored 38 d-2 panel to shows with that !

Gordo


Like the 39 Buick Retro Convertible They build it,show it and that's the last you'll ever see of it. As great as it looks it would be a very limited addition vechile and the car industry is not intrested in limited addition vechiles sad to say for the ones who would buy them.

Gordo


Like the 39 Buick Retro Convertible They build it,show it and that's the last you'll ever see of it. As great as it looks it would be a very limited addition vechile and the car industry is not intrested in limited addition vechiles sad to say for the ones who would buy them.

Cowboy

Now thats what I call a truck. I sure would like to get me one. If the cost not to high. It sure does have some style to it conparied to todays trucks. Very sharp.

Rob Wilson

I have a 1939 international D-2 same color red...where can I see this truck

johnsheldon


The matter that you provide is worth our time and energy.
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