Real Wheels: ‘48 International a ‘good ol’ truck’


By Merri Hanjora - [email protected]



Don Sargent of Lima owns five older pickups, including this 1948 International Harvester KB2. Sargent is selling this beauty because he has too many.

Don Sargent of Lima owns five older pickups, including this 1948 International Harvester KB2. Sargent is selling this beauty because he has too many.


Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

A modest bench seat is found in the interior and it features the International Harvester logo.


Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

Don Sargent’s International Harvester is a truck that garners a lot of looks. It will be one lucky person who buys this piece of history.


Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

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LIMA — Don Sargent of Lima is a pickup guy. He owns five older pickups, including this 1948 International Harvester KB2. Sargent is selling this beauty because he has too many.

“I got too many of them. I got one that I drive every day. I’ve got one at the body shop getting restored. I just play around. It’s something to do,” said Sargent. “It’s a good ol’ pickup.”

Sargent retired after working for 30 years. He has owned this ‘48 International for “not quite a year.”

“I repainted it and went through it,” said Sargent.

Sargent’s pickup features a stainless steel gas tank, a vacuum advance battery and a wood bed floor. It has the original Flathead 214 engine with a four-speed manual transmission. A modest bench seat is found in the interior and it features the International Harvester logo.

The KB series of pickups was built by International for three years, 1947 through 1949. The KB series replaced the K-series of trucks that had been introduced in 1940 and used by the military during World War II. Between 1947 and 1949, there were approximately 122,000 KB-1 and KB-2 trucks sold. The KB series was replaced by the L series.

For the KB-1 thru KB-5, chrome wings were added on the sides of the grill, a wrap-around chrome piece on the front hood.

Sargent enjoys driving his trucks. He has been to a few car shows, but not to show his trucks.

“I’m not trying to win trophies,” said Sargent. “I usually drive one of my vehicles. I like to go look at the shows.”

Sargent’s International Harvester is a truck that garners a lot of looks. It will be one lucky person who buys this piece of history.

Don Sargent of Lima owns five older pickups, including this 1948 International Harvester KB2. Sargent is selling this beauty because he has too many.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_GoodOl-1.jpgDon Sargent of Lima owns five older pickups, including this 1948 International Harvester KB2. Sargent is selling this beauty because he has too many. Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_GoodOl-2.jpgMerri Hanjora | For The Lima News
A modest bench seat is found in the interior and it features the International Harvester logo.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_GoodOl-4.jpgA modest bench seat is found in the interior and it features the International Harvester logo. Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News
Don Sargent’s International Harvester is a truck that garners a lot of looks. It will be one lucky person who buys this piece of history.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_GoodOl-3.jpgDon Sargent’s International Harvester is a truck that garners a lot of looks. It will be one lucky person who buys this piece of history. Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

By Merri Hanjora

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