BF Classified: 1974 International Scout II

This 1974 International Harvester Scout II is located in Blanco, Texas which is in the hill country north of San Antonio and west of Austin. The Scout II is said to run and drive and comes with an extra set of seats that appear to be in pretty good condition. The vehicle is listed for sale here on BF Classified. The seller is asking $5,000 but is open to offers. The seller states that they prefer to be contacted by email. The odometer indicates 52,705 miles and the truck has a clean title.

International Harvester produced the Scout II from 1971 to 1980. This version was proceeded by the Scout 80 and Scout 800. The first generation Scout was manufactured from 1960 to 1965. It is commonly known as the Scout 80. The next generation of Scout was called the Scout 800 which was produced from 1966 to 1971 and came in two models – 800 A and 800B. The Scout 800A was produced from 1968 to 1970. The Scout 800B had a short production run from August 1970 to March 1971. The Scout II was more refined and had more creature comforts. Of note, the 4WD is not working on this example because the front driveshaft has been removed.

The International Harvester produced over 500,000 units of the Scout 4×4 from 1960 to 1980. The early Scouts (1960-1965) were equipped with a 152 cubic inch inline four cylinder engine that came from the factory with 93 horsepower. Later models had improved powerplants including a larger inline 4 cylinder, an inline 6 cylinder, a 266 cubic inch V8, a 304 cubic inch V8 engine and a 345 cubic inch V8 engine.Even a diesel was offered toward the end of production. Someone has added Ram and Hemi badges to the Scout II but there is not mention in the ad what engine is in this vehicle.

This example has a snow plow rack on the front but no plow. Scout built a special Sno Star Edition of the Scout in 1971 that was yellow but since this is a 1974 model, I doubt it is a Sno Star Edition. The seller discloses problems with the front driver door and that it needs new windshield wiper blades. This particular Scout also has attachments on the undercarriage to allow it to run on railroad tracks! The new buyer will be the only one in his or her neighborhood with this feature!

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Comments

  1. Mark Phillips Member

    Love the scout ll I have a 1972 Jeep commando I would trade straight across for your scout!. My Jeep is in really good shape

  2. geomechs geomechs Member

    I’m curious as to what engine is under that hood. The 196 was still available but then you had a choice of an AMC 232/258 six. The 304/345 were the V8 offering and the Nissan SD33 was the diesel. My preference would be the 304 and I would be quite disappointed if someone swapped in a Chrysler component. That kind of gives me the Chevy in a Ford vibe. Of course the Binder V8s are a little tricky to get some parts for but they’re not afraid of work…

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  3. Frank

    The IH models are nice except they rust. Reminds me of the early Broncos.

  4. Pacekid

    Mark,

    A Jeepster Commando will out climb any scout any day of the week!

    • BleedNRed

      Insert “laughing uncontrollably” gif here:

  5. Mike P.

    You said it was from Texas but it has 2019 Minnesota plates on it! Beware of rust issues if it spent any time in the snow and salt belt!

  6. Ward William

    Ex railroad maintenance support vehicle ??

  7. Tom

    I am interested but I like to go inspected

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