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#1 ri-f

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 07:50 PM

International Harvester rig hauling land yacht through jungle in 1940:

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 03:14 AM

Now that's some history, thanks for sharing.
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#3 ckent323

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 01:56 AM

I found a bit more on these vehicles here:

https://www.autoevol...gle-179039.html

 

and here:

https://dxcc.info/ghe/attiliogatti.htm

 

 

I read that they cost about $15,000 in 1937.  That is roughly equivalent to $240,000 today.   Seems about right.

I have been searching online to see if I can determine what happened to these five truck and trailer rigs but I am not finding anything later than all the press about the expedition.

Did they get left in Africa?  Were they shipped back to the states (he retired to Wisconsin I think).  Were they scrapped?  Are any of them still around?


Edited by ckent323, 16 January 2022 - 05:06 AM.

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