Low-Mile Off-Roader: 1976 International Scout II

Are you searching for a standout truck that will allow you to be part of the off-road craze without being a Bronco, Blazer, or Jeep? Look no further, we have scouted a vehicle that fits that criteria. This 1976 International Scout II with 42,716 original miles is up for sale at an asking price of $22,000. Located near Meridian, Idaho, this iconic 4×4 is all original, with the build sheet included. You can view it here on craigslist.

The engine is V8 attached to a floor-shifted automatic transmission. With such low miles, the listing states that the engine has had a recent basic tune-up, which included new belts and hoses, along with new brakes and tires. It is said that it runs great. There are a few cracks in the decals on the paint. Nothing that diminishes the look of the truck. In fact, it sort of brings it back to reality, having some flaw.

Inside is a rich, dark brown leather seating. The wood grain trim around the dash complements the seats wonderfully. There is no cracking or fading of any kind based on the pictures. The spare tire has an interior matching cover. The cargo area has a nice clean mat. It is amazing that this interior is all original. If you can spot some sort of flaw, you are either better trained or not blind to it like I am. Or both.

It does have a front winch on it, which does not appear to be original or stock. The truck is incredibly clean, and well maintained for being an all original, low mileage example. It is hard to fathom if it has seen snow or been used off-road. There are no photos of the underside, so it is possible that there is more than meets the eye. The seller seems to indicate though that you won’t be disappointed.

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Comments

  1. glen

    Well, as long as he likes the patina, I guess I better ,too! I do like this, though.

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  2. Jimmy

    Seems a little pricey for a old 4×4 with 42K miles. Yes it is nice and it’s a Scout but I’m thinking 15K tops.

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  3. Mitchell5

    Think these old internationals r cool as heck never c them nemore

  4. Howard A Member

    I’ve got news for you, this truck never saw an off road or a flake of snow, or not much. Price is nuts, but they won’t lower the price because I said so. Apparently, you want a nice Scout, this is what it will cost you. I see a few Scouts out here in 4×4 land, not many this nice, tho. Pa must have loved his Scout.

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  5. Gary Fogg

    I had that same winch on a GMC Jimmy years ago, it was a beast !

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  6. XMA0891

    I do have a real soft-spot for all that is Scout. I don’t think you could buy-and-restore-to-as-nice for $22,000. If I had it in my pocket, and wanted this truck, I guess I’m saying I’d pay it.

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  7. Lance Nord

    Jimmy / Howard…
    That price is very fair… that’s how much low mileage survivor Scouts sell for in today’s market. Restored Scouts sell for as much as $39K and resto-mod Scouts are commanding prices up to $100K. If I had the cash in hand, I would jump on this in a heartbeat.

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  8. Gay Car Nut

    Sweet looking International Scout II. This is my idea of what an SUV should be.

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  9. Beemoe

    I found a flaw in the interior. The fact that you say it’s leather. IH never offered leather and this is just your ordinary base model vinyl seating. Oh, and the crack on the dash pad.

    That winch/bumper is a correct item and likely ordered from the dealer since it isn’t noted on the line set ticket.

  10. The Walrus

    This is an impressive beast to be sure… Scouts were known to have rusted through on the showroom floor, so this clearly original examole is exceptional. The only flaw in all of this is the write up describing “Inside is a rich, dark brown leather seating.” Ummm… that’s vinyl. It is most definitely original International Harvester vinyl that is not currently reproduced or easy to come by. But it is certainly NOT leather of any sort. Nor was any sort of actual leather available on any year Scout (or other IH passenger vehicle) from the factory.

  11. Cameron Fender

    It’s a great Scout, I was involved with the resurrection after decades of indoor hibernation in the possession of the original owner. The seller (a former work colleague) found it in Lewiston after I wouldn’t sell him one of mine. The vehicle is a very unique custom order sold new at American Machco of Lewiston, Idaho. Needless to say I was super impressed with the find but I’m super unimpressed that it’s for sale (wife). I found out he was selling it only after it was listed. I forwarded him the Barn Finds daily email this morning. What he doesn’t mention is that it has a 345! It also has factory AC that works perfectly, dual exhaust, factory optional mirrors, tow package and Rallye package with standard trim (painted grill with no side moldings). The front bumper is a NOS dealer installed Warn that I turned him onto, he purchased a nice used Warn 8274. The left front fender had some paint work back in the day as does the LR end cap, the rest of the paint is 100% original. The Scout had extensive mechanical reconditioning after sitting, the radiator was recored (still had the original IH hoses when he found it early 2016). The valve covers and intake manifold were hot tanked, new gaskets, intake soft plugs, carburetor rebuild, pan off transmission service by a transmission shop, serviced differentials and transfer case, new shocks, absolutely everything associated with the brakes were replaced by a specialized brake shop. The wheels were powder coated and 5 new Goodyear tires were installed and the front end was installed. Glad I went to all that effort…

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  12. chrlsful

    “…the top has never been off and it’s never been off rd or used to plow.” right?
    double check against what they’ve sold for (less).

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