Off Road Project: 1969 International Harvester Scout 800A

This 1969 International Harvester Scout 800A is located in Paris, Kentucky. The 4×4 Scout is listed for auction here on eBay. It is currently bid to $3,750 and the reserve has not been met. The seller states that he uncovered the Scout in a barn. It was originally dark green and someone has painted it a bit brighter orange since it left the factory. The interior still looks original. There are 2 days remaining in the auction.

The truck looks rusty but the seller states that the only rot is in the front floor boards. The truck will run and the owner installed a new fuel pump. However, the gas tank needs to be emptied and cleaned so the bad gas from sitting so long is not run through the engine. International Harvester produced the long running Scout model from 1960 to 1980. The first generation Scout was called the Scout 80. It was manufactured from 1960 to 1965. The next generation of Scout was called the Scout 800 (this one) and was produced from 1966 to 1971. The final generation of the Scout was called the Scout II and was built from 1971 to 1980. It was much more refined and came with more options.

The eBay ad states that this Scout is equipped with an inline 4 cylinder engine backed by a 4 speed manual transmission. The first Scouts were equipped with a 152 cubic inch inline four cylinder engine that came from the factory with 93 horsepower. It is hard to believe that was enough to move this 4×4 around but later models had bigger and more power engines and optional engines 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. In 1979 and 1980, International Harvester Scout offered a Scout IIs were equipped with a Nissan built 198 cubic inch turbocharged diesel inline 6 cylinder. However, these are very rare.

The seller states in the eBay ad that the odometer reading for this G version of the Scout is 68,000 miles and that he has an extra set of wheels. This would be a cool vehicle to restore and enjoy.


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  1. geomechs geomechs Member

    I like this one. About the only thing I would want to change is the engine. So much better to have the rest of the engine in that bay. A 266 would be plenty although I wouldn’t complain if it turned out to be a 304. Fix the “Fred Flintstone” braking system and do a full body-off restoration. That’s the body style I prefer, SUV body where you can throw stuff in the back and keep it out of the weather. Lots of parts available from different sources. The rod bearings are the hardest engine parts to find. They’re a little wider than the ones for the V8 and have become all but ‘unobtainium.’ Very few problems getting V8 parts. Clutch and transmission, no problem. Transfer case, not bad. Rear axle shafts are getting hard to find. Brake drums, especially the front ones, can be a SOB—might want to consider a change to disc brakes. No, I wouldn’t kick this one of my driveway…

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  2. Steve Clinton

    I think this Scout was owned by my friends Pat and Tina.

  3. t-bone BOB

    Ended: May 17, 2021 , 3:55PM
    Winning bid:US $6,400.00
    [ 26 bids ]

    Item location:Paris, Kentucky

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  4. dogwater

    Someone just bought 6k worth of junk rust rust rust they will have 15k in body and paint sorry…………

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