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Feather Edition: 1976 International Scout II

International Harvester offered a number of different options, editions and decal packages over the life of the Scout. The first generation of the Scout was called a Scout 80 and manufactured from 1960 to 1965. The second generation of Scout was called the Scout 800 which was produced in three sub-models (800, 800A, and 800B). In 1971, the third generation model was introduced and produced until 1980. It was called the Scout II (like this model). The seller states that this 1976 Scout II was equipped with the one year only feather decal package. It is listed here on eBay with 3 days remaining in the auction. The vehicle is currently bid to $5,100 and is located in Caldwell, Idaho.

The seller has owned the vehicle for over 20 years. The Scout II was originally equipped with a 345 cubic inch V8 engine backed by a 727 three speed automatic transmission. The engine was swapped for a Dodge 360 cubic inch V8 engine from a 1975 Dodge motor home. The original engine suffered a cam bearing problem. The replacement engine is backed by a rebuilt 727 three speed automatic transmission. The first Scout 80s (1960-1965) were equipped with a 152 cubic inch inline four-cylinder engine rated from the factory at 93 horsepower. This was also the base engine in the second generation Scout 800 but it could also be ordered with a turbocharger to boost power to 111 horsepower. An optional 196 cubic inch inline 4-cylinder was introduced in 1966. Other optional engines included a 266 cubic inch V8 (1967), a 304 cubic inch V8 engine (1968), and a 345 cubic inch V8 engine (1971) in second and third generation Scouts.

The interior shows wear, fading and use. The front bucket seats appear to be out of a Honda Accord. The original bench seat is gone. The seller believes the mileage is around 155,000 miles and the Scout II is fitted with a Rough Country 4″ lift kit. It also has an aftermarket front bumper from D&C Extreme. The body is right at the brink of being salvageable. There is surface rust spread across the paint and underneath. The seller states that the only rust through is in the rear floor area.

The Scout II has not been used for years and the seller believes that one of the heads is cracked. The vehicle will start and is driveable enough to get it on a trailer but will need some work. The seller has the original engine along with a smaller 304 cubic inch V8 engine that can go with the sale if the buyer wants them.

Comments

  1. Avatar photo Dave Frazier

    I had a 1976 scout II with that stripe kit. It was a head turner. It had a 345 with a 3.54 gear & kicked butt. I traded it for a 1978 Rallye & drove it till worn out. If they still made a Scout I’d still have one.

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    • Avatar photo Ray

      Volkswagen is getting ready to sell you an electric Scout. At least it will be built in the USA.

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      • Avatar photo Big C

        Just don’t travel too far off road. Not many charging stations in the back woods. Maybe carry a jerry can full of electricity with you. LOL

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    • Avatar photo Michael Biddle

      I live 26 miles north of Ft Wayne Indiana, where all the Scouts were built, I remember alot of people around town here had them

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  2. Avatar photo Ray

    I had a 79. Blue with the white top. 345 v8. Rusted so badly that it wasn’t worth restoring. Beat the crap out of it in the woods and it only needed a rescue once. Used my grandfather’s 1940 model H International Harvester tractor to pull it out of the mud!

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  3. Avatar photo Tony

    These won Chevy Vega award for their ability to start to rust away as you left the dealers lot 😂

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    • Avatar photo Neil R Norris

      They say that on a quiet night, you could actually hear them rusting …

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  4. Avatar photo Howard A Member

    I’m not sure the motive behind the Chrysler V8, except that it must have been “lying around”. It’s not like there is a shortage of IH V8s, unless, of course, all those school buses were finally junked. This was the best IH had to offer, and it was pricey. I read, a new base Scout ll was over $5500. Special editions, like this, added more, when a base ’76 Bronco was almost a grand less. IH had some hefty competition, with Bronco, Blazer, Jeep, and of course, those pesky imports flooding in, didn’t help either. IH foolishly made the decision to kill the Scout, the last of the light duty line in 1980, to focus on the HD market, that went bust when Volvo hit the scene a few years later, (1986) ironically, just when these were gaining steam. Another in a long list of automotive blunders over the years. Aside from my Jeep, THIS is the only other 4×4 I’d ever consider. Jeep and IH were almost cousins for a long time. Great find.

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    • Avatar photo Randy K

      Ordered a 1975 Scout ll pickup from the factory with 304 V8, dual exhaust, granny-low first gear 5-speed trans, and rear step bumper. Would go anywhere. Distributor on front of engine would collect moisture driving in heavy rain or snow and engine would not run untill it dried out. Also body rusted through above the rear wheels. By the way, I paid $4,500 for mine. Sold it after eight years but wish I still had it.

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  5. Avatar photo Harvey Member

    Seems like I may have mentioned this before, 266 was a V8.:-)

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    • Avatar photo Bruce Johnson Staff

      Thanks Harvey. I will fix that and try to remember on my next write up! Were inline 6’s offered for any year of the Scout?

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      • Avatar photo idiotking

        They were. You could get a 232 or 258 (both IH engines, not AMC’s) from 1971-1974. IH would build you pretty much whatever you wanted however you wanted it as long as they had it in stock.

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  6. Avatar photo Shuttle Guy Member

    I always likes these very much. Trouble with them was they rusted out fast especially here in MN.

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    • Avatar photo Randy K

      Ordered a 1975 Scout ll pickup from the factory with 304 V8, dual exhaust, granny-low first gear 5-speed trans, and rear step bumper. Would go anywhere. Distributor on front of engine would collect moisture driving in heavy rain or snow and engine would not run untill it dried out. Also body rusted through above the rear wheels. Sold it after eight years but wish I still had it.

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  7. Avatar photo Frank Ferris

    The Diesel was A Nissan SD 33 straight 6, 85 HP non turbo and 95 HP with turbo 1976NA TO 1979 -1980 TURBO. The stopped light passenger vehicle production to not be a union shop. I had the last 1980 Scout off the line turbo diesel four speed.

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  8. Avatar photo Mark

    Same problems with mine before I gave it to a friend who needed parts, rear-end rust and cam bearings went out. This one looks pretty good for the price.

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  9. Avatar photo Car Nut Tacoma

    Beautiful looking car. I haven’t seen an International Scout in a while. Assuming the frame of the Scout is solid, I can see it being a candidate for resto project, or possibly a restmod.

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