This fully-restored 1977 International Scout II for sale is just about as good as it gets.
Complete with a replacement GM, 300 hp., 6.0L V8 mated to Hughes Performance 4L65E 4-speed automatic, this International Harvester finished in a deep Military Green exterior is the benefactor of a multi-year restomod completed by Rob Bonney Fabrication in Peoria, Arizona. Now, it fields a full roster of high-touch off-road and comfort modifications, and it's offered for sale from Pennsylvania's Reimel Motor Cars for $159,900.
Think that price-tag is too heavy to handle? You might want to get a load of this walkaround video and the specs before making your final assessment. Spoiler alert: this is one of the best-restored Scouts we've seen in some time, and it's worth every penny.
About The International Harvester Scout.
Of course, we can't fully appreciate the unquestionable magnetism of this Scout II without understanding its roots.
International Harvester produced the Scout from 1961 to 1980. Upon its release, which predated by several years the now-legendary Ford Bronco and Chevrolet Blazer, the Scout 80 squared off against the Jeep CJ and offered the very first of what would be later popularized as the Sport Utility Vehicle.
Subsequent generations of the Scout include the Scout 800, Scout 810, and Scout II.
The Scout II, the generation to which this particular example subscribes, was originally offers as a standard 100 in. wheelbase variation. A longer model with a 118 in. wheelbase was offered starting in 1976 either as a pickup truck (Scout II Terra) or, like this one, with a third row (Traveler).
In total, 532,674 Scouts were produced. Of that, an estimated 272,711 were the Scout II. Unfortunately, the last Scout rolled off the line on October 21, 1980 as International Harvester wound down its road vehicle business following a crippling union strike. Before they ceased production for good, it's documented that International experimented with a plethora of Scout-based spin-offs like a minivan, station wagon, dune buggie, and motorhome. Given International's reputation for innovation and challenging conventions employed by the biggest makers at the time, one can only help but wonder how they would have left their mark on those kinds of variations, as well.
Specifications & Build Details.
While we unfortunately do not have the full history and restoration details of this Scout II, the finished product is clearly nothing short of a total masterpiece. What we do know, however, is that the frame was hot-dip galvanized and powdercoated for corrosion protection, and that custom frame reinforcements were installed to support full-length skid plates and rocker panels.
The body was brought down to bare metal, and all rust was repaired with new sheetmetal. Front and rear fenders were enlarged and tubbed to accommodate the larger tires without resorting to a tall suspension lift. Durable Rhino lining was then applied to the interior sheetmetal, wheel wells, and underbody.
- 1977 International Harvester Scout II Travelall
- 300 hp., 360 lb.-ft. 6.0L GM V8
- Hughes Performance 4L65E 4-Speed Automatic
- Dana 44 Front Axle, Currie Ford 9 in. Rear
- 4.88 Gears Front & Rear
- ARB Air Lockers Front & Rear
- Disc Brakes
- Front Rancho Wagoneer Leaf Springs & Bilstein 5150 Shocks
- Rear Valley Spring Leaf Springs & Bilstein 5150 Shocks.
- 17 in. TrailReady Beadlock Wheels
- 35 in. Falken WildPeak M/T Tires
- Custom Steel Bumpers Front & Rear
- Rear Spare Tire Carrier
- Warn XD9000i Winch
- Custom 26 Gallon Fuel Tank
- 6-Point Rollcage
- Custom Roof Rack
- ARB Awning
- Custom Dash & Gauges
- LED lighting
- Brown Distressed Vinyl & Cloth Interior