Yes, Chrysler bought out Rootes (Commer, Hillman, Humber) in the 60's.
They rebranded the Commer as Dodge initially just by changing badges. The Commer cab was far superior to anything Chrysler had and was also being assembled in Australia. They sold side by side for a while until the Commer name was buried in the early 70's.
I am afraid I have absolutely no interest in $100,000 restored Kenworths and Macks from the 80's so very few pictures of those trucks.
The International Transtar with the GM - photo above - was my favourite, like you, I don't know why. Though for sheer style and good looks it is hard to go past those long nose Inters and Dodges with step tanks.
Lang, you have my complete agreement about the $100,000 resto's.I much prefer a truck that shows sign's of use and still looks capable of being used as it maker intended (also, I still think of post 1980 truck as new trucks! How can they be more than 30 y.o now?).
Having said that, I have spent many $1,000s restoring my Scout to better than new condition, because it's hard to know where to stop when major repair is required to keep a vehicle from falling apart completely.
On another note, I think the thanks for putting up the photos are well earned. It takes time and some effort to make contributions to this forum and keep it an interesting site for all of us to visit. Thank you.
The following user(s) said Thank You: cobbadog, Lang, Mrsmackpaul, Southbound