Half Cab 4×4: 1965 International Scout 80

This 1965 International Harvester Scout 80 looks pretty sharp but unfortunately it has sat for a while and is no longer running. The worst part of this vehicle is the frame is showing rot which may compromise the rigidity and safety of the vehicle. This Scout 80 is listed for sale here on eBay. There is less than 24 hours in the auction and the Scout is bid to $3,000. However, the reserve has not met. The Scout is located in Greenfield, Indiana.

International Harvester produced three generations of the Scout from 1960 to 1980. The first generation Scout was called the Scout 80 and was produced from 1960 to 1965. The seller for this ad mistakenly refers to this one as a Scout II but it is actually a Scout 80. From 1966 to 1971, International Harvester produced the Scout 800 that reflected more refinement than the first generation Scout. The final generation of the Scout was called the Scout II and was built from 1971 to 1980. These trucks look modern compared to the earlier generations. The interior on this Scout is pretty rough but looks to have many of the original parts intact.

The engine compartment is rough and there is no battery under the hood. From the factory, this Scout 80 was probably equipped with International Harvester’s 152 cubic inch inline four-cylinder engine. This motor was rated at 93 horsepower from the factory. Later models of the International Harvester Scout offered bigger and more power optional engines including a larger inline 4 cylinder, an inline 6 cylinder, a 266 cubic inch V8, and a 304 cubic inch V8 engine.

The glass that remains on this Scout looks good and the truck retains its original hub cabs. A search light is mounted to the roof and the seller states that the bench seat in the bed is not included with the sale. The Scout 80 had a removable roof and this model is known as a half cab. This truck may not sell depending on the reserve but it has a lot of good parts on it.


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  1. Steve R

    If someone bid on it they must have retracted it, the listing currently shows zero bids. Though rare today, it’s hard to see someone willing to pay $3,000+ for this vehicle with as many visible issues in top of what is unknown.

    Steve R

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  2. Al Braybrook

    I have a 74 barnfind fmc and this restored would be perfect to tow behind

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  3. Nash Bridges

    I am say this is not a good buys

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  4. Richard Stokes

    If you were sincerely unaware of the device on the front of the Scout. It is for lifting a snowplow (although I wouldn’t use such a small 4-wheel drive vehicle for snow removal).

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    • Unapologetic Male

      I used my ’68 Scout 800 with the four cylinder and 3spd manual trans to plow snow for years, I rarely used the low range in transfer case and we had plenty of snow in Northern N.J. including a few blizzards at the time. Additionally my plow was a 6′ Meyers, hydraulic/elec and no power-tilt.

  5. Cadmanls Member

    Snowplow was the death. Salt and slush from one lot to the next. Too bad

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  6. Burt

    I drove one of these from central Iowa to northeast Wisconsin. No working speedometer, gas or any gauges for that matter. Floored it the whole way with cars constantly passing me. Maybe it was towing something too. Had two gas tanks because it was used for snow plowing.

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  7. Richie

    I had one in the past and one of the gas tanks rusted out.

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  8. Kenn

    Richard Stokes, come to Michigan and watch all the quads plowing snow – successfully. Including wet, heavy snow. I plow a 240 ft. drive with a 12 hp garden tractor. ie: this vehicle would have been a really decent plow truck.

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  9. chrlsful

    basicly Y I have my bronk (this or the 800, don’t like scout, scout II). Back then I searched, but they went bankrupt abt that time (’80). Fed law was – only hafta make prts 7 yrs after goin outa business. I bought the bronk instead. 38, 9 yr woods wrk truck now being restored for my da (slo & DYI, financial reasons).

    Anyway, I look at these and see prices now. Still wonder if I made a good choice. I’m happy w/it (esp as the 250/4L & 5 speed just went in).
    8^ )

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