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Open Door Policy: 1972 International Harvester Scout II

This 1972 International Harvester Scout II has an open door policy. Literally, it is missing the passenger door in this picture but the seller states that he does have the door. The Scout is located in Clifton, Texas. This is a small town about halfway between Fort Worth and Waco in Central Texas. This 4WD project is listed for sale here on Facebook Marketplace. The seller is asking $3,500 and the ad has been listed for 6 weeks now.

The interior is dirty and worn which is what happens when a vehicle sits in a field without a door. The seat is there but will need new foam and vinyl. The scout is equipped with an automatic transmission. The seller does not state the condition of the electronics but it is obviously going to need some work.

The Scout was originally equipped with an inline 6 cylinder engine that was rated at 140 gross horsepower from the factory. International Harvester manufactured the Scout model from 1960 to 1980 and used a variety of engines. Initially the early Scouts came with a small 152 cubic inch inline-four cylinder engines that were rated at 93 horsepower. Later versions had larger engines including a bigger 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.

The Scout is going to need new tires and a trailer to remove it from this property. The body was originally painted blue but is now showing some bondo filler and rust in certain areas. This is a 3rd generation Scout known as the Scout II and was produced from 1971 to 1980. The first generation Scout was called the Scout 80 and was built from 1960 to 1965. The second generation of Scout was called the Scout 800 and produced from 1966 to 1971. While this is a project, it is cool and hopefully finds a new home that gets it back on the road.


  1. Glenn C. Schwass Member

    That’s rough. If the body was savable, I’d drop a 345 in it.(or diesel) and put in a 4 spd if I could… My Dad worked with a guy who had one with a diesel he put in himself. He burned heating oil since it was the 70’s and no one checked much. It was a beast and I forgot about it until seeing this one.

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  2. idiotking

    $3500 for this? No wonder it’s been up there for six weeks. He’s dreaming. Scouts are going up in price but this isn’t a good place to start, and missing a bunch of key parts. There’s no telling how long the door has been off and what’s under that rubber floor mat; at least the rockers still look like they might exist.

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  3. dogwater


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  4. John Klintz

    I agree completely with dogwater. What’s up with the junk International Scouts? Rust bucket turds from day one; leave it to die or send it to the crusher.

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