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1974 International Harvester Scout Survivor

1974 International Scout Ii

International had been building trucks for a long time when they decided to try to compete with Jeep and their CJ. What they came up with was known as the Scout. This 1974 International Harvester Scout only has 63k miles and is very original. There is still a little summer left, so catch this one on eBay with bidding starting at $200 and the reserve unmet.

1974 International Scout Ii Engine

This Scout features its original AMC 258 cubic inch inline six. The V8 would have been nice, but we have a feeling this six would provide enough power for most activities. The engine is attached to a manual gear box and four wheel drive.

1974 International Scout Ii Side

The paint on this truck is claimed to be all original with no rust. Finding any rust free vehicle of this vintage is always a treat. The seller did add the white Rallye and we think it is a nice touch. We wouldn’t change a thing to the  exterior.

1974 International Scout Ii Interior

The interior looks simple and very clean. The paint on the floor of the cargo area doesn’t even look too scratched up. The only thing we would do here is swap out those Yosemite Sam floor mats for something a little more subtle. After that, we would remove the top and enjoy what is left of the summer!


  1. Wheezer

    I had one of these with a 345 when it was six years old. It had 54,000 miles on it, the back seat was still folded and wrapped in plastic, and its third set of quarter panels had rusted to the point it wouldn’t pass WVstate inspection. I loved that old POS…

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  2. Lance Boyle

    Fine Machines, I have had several. It’s often thought the AMC 258 is the best engine jeep made. (it’s possibly the worst ever available in a Scout) IHC started in the 1830s by Cyrus McCormick, one of the captains of the Industrial Revolution, and one of the men who forged the 19th and 20th C. McCormick and later his family for several generations built 7 universities, andalmost 30 hospitals, invented the 2 week paid vacation for employees, invented credit for farm equipment, planned and helped build the City of Chicago to compete with Paris, and working around laws of the era, freed slaves. Scouts are an interesting touchsone to this perod of time and to these sorts of larger than life men. They aredman near indestructable and a blast todrive (tho they are thirsty) Parts are now pretty easy to get too, and everywhere you drive one, people greet you enthusiastically.

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  3. Bob Ford

    SWEET! these were indestructable. noisy and slow, but they’d keep tickin after a whallop. 4×4 fun and a farm implement too if need be.

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  4. Bob

    The AMC 258 and I-H 258 are not the same engine.Scouts….one of the few vehicles where I’ve seen the windshield frames rot out. I don’t know what cheap grade of sheet metal I-H used, but it seems to be their downfall.The seller has some crappy feedback.

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  5. Dan

    I had a Traveler which is a slightly stretched Scout and two Travelalls. The biggest problem with Scouts is rust. The engines are generally indestructible.

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  6. Wheezer

    Actually, I went through his feedback & it looks like, aside from a couple folks who may have had unrealistic expectations, he has a pretty good record. One guy’s idea of a nice old car might vary from the next. It’s a crapshoot with buyers too- I’ve been on both sides of the table.

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  7. kensamc

    Ummm … actually the AMC 258 IS the IH 258.The 304’s are different, as IH had their own with coincidentally same displacement, but the 71-74 straight 6 232 and 258 in all Harvesters are AMC engines

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  8. kent

    AMC never offerd engines to IH, they used and built there own produts. all IH engines are there own!!

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  9. kensamc

    With all due respect, a quick search will prove me right. IH had a hole in the line up and while they continued offering their 4 cylinder and their 8 cyllinder, they needed a straight 6 and used the AMC 232 and 258 starting in 1969 I think. Further , you could also get a 401 V8 in Travelalls and big trucks, and that was AMC as well. Even Binderplanet backs this one up. I love both brands and most orphan makes, but facts is facts.

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    • Hide Behind

      I snagged a few A M C 401 out of rusting hulk Travealls on the cheap.

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  10. Lance Boyle

    kens is correct

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  11. kent

    Next time you are at the parts store ask for a amc rocker cover gasket and one for an IH see what you get or call the boys at super scout specilist or the scout connetion. or you could just ask my grand father who work for IH for 30yrs at the engine assembaly plant in Waukesa wi making all IH engines. AMC never offerd engines to IH!! Sorry Ken but this is one of the biggest motor myth know to man

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  12. kent

    Sorry Ken I stand correted

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  13. kensamc

    Always hard to be a proponent for orphan makes. Not a lot of new folks getting in to them and not a lot of information always, about them. Being a fan of AMC is hardest of all, IMHO, because of the slams about All Makes Combined, etc.Most think the 327 was a chevy motor in an AMC, but it wasn’t. And the 390 wasn’t a Ford.Sure they used BW auto transmissions, but so did Ford and even Jaguar.Outsourced carbs? Yep, but why not when there would good units available?Until the 4 cylinder cars, AMC always designed and built their own motors. In fact the 360 and 258 were the last production car carbureted engines ever made. And the 258 was so bada** that Chrysler only revamped it to make the 4.0 rather than use a new engine of their own.AMC was first with integrated AC and it was standard on the Ambassador before it was on Cadillacs.AMC was slammed for Unit-Body construction, now it’s a standard.Thanks to Jeep and IH, we all now accept driving a “truck” everyday as normal.You and I, Kent, are rooting for the underdogs. No harm, no foul.

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    • BillD

      LOL – Sorry but the 4.0 was AMC and NOT Chrysler’s design. The engine was on the drawing board, and actually produced BY AMC for 1987. I know – I had a Jeep with an AMC 4.0 in it and it was all AMC all the way except the bad control/injection system. In fact, I have NOS parts for the 4.0 – with AMC logo on them.

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  14. kent

    lets not forget the small block chevy that the Britis bought from and used in maybe 15-20 diffirent models of cars. We sold it because GM did not think the American consumer was ready for an all aluminum engine. england just ended the use of the 4.0 in the range rover with some dissatified costomers.

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  15. DKW

    Man, this brings back great memories… My Dad had a 1976 w/the V8. It was silver and had the same brownish/green interior. He also had the A/C (we lived in GA and NC when he had it). I remember once a blade of grass was growing on the passenger side floor. The floor board had gotten a layer of dirt from us going hunting and fishing and Dad had hauled some grass seed and suspected a spill had allowed a seed or two to roll to the front (no carpet in those cars)… the A/C had a slight drip that watered it… Dad got such a kick out of it he wouldn’t let anyone clean it for a while. He wanted to see how high the grass would grow. Eventually, it did get hosed out, but it was a good conversation piece for a while.

    I learned to drive on that stiff three-speed w/no power steering. The Scout was virtually indestructible and kept me alive as a 16/17 year old new driver. I miss it and I miss him.

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