Thanks to Jim S. for sending in this tip! This is a 1968 International Harvester Scout and it’s located in beautiful Selma, North Carolina; 45 minutes southeast of Raleigh. The owner has it listed on eBay with an asking price of $1,995 or make an offer. The photos aren’t the greatest here, so bear with me.
IHC made the Scout from 1961 through 1980 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is a first-generation (1961 through early-1971) Scout and the seller says that it’s very complete but that it “has a good supply of rust, but doesn’t look bad.” This would be an ambitious project for someone with a welder and other restoration tools and skills, but it’s not an impossible task. The first-generation Scouts should be the most coveted by collectors, and actually this one doesn’t look that bad.
That’s a blue tint to the photo, but both the interior and exterior of this Scout are blue. It’s hard to tell from some of the photos if it’s black or blue. You may be a little black and blue after working on this one, it needs a lot of work. Or, it does if you intend to restore it, maybe not so much if you plan on getting it working and just using it without making it a trailer queen.
The owner says that the engine isn’t “running but wouldn’t take much to get it going and driving.” It has a fair amount of new parts towards that end, including a new battery, ignition coil, and “a Holley 2 bbl conversion and electric fuel pump,but needs to be hooked up.” It also has a new master cylinder but the brakes will still need more work. You’ll probably want to put all new lines (both fuel and brake) on here anyway. What do you think about this Scout project, what would be the top dollar for this one considering the amount of work that it needs?