Real Super Scout! 1977 International SSII

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Looking like it’s ready for a safari, this 1977 International Super Scout II (SSII) has to be one of the most interesting special edition Scouts of the series. It was used on a hunting reserve, it only has 27,000 miles on it, and the seller has it listed here on eBay in Lawrence, Kansas. The current bid is $12,250 and there is less than a day to get your bids in.

These are super interesting trucks, but they are called Super Scouts so that goes without saying. The door inserts and wheel flares are different, I’m not sure if I’ve seen one where those black features have been painted body color but it may not look as “tough”, and they were meant to be tough off-road vehicles. Having only 27,000 miles on this one, you might think that it’s almost perfect, but there are a few areas of rust to take care of.

The International Scout II was made from the spring of 1971 until 1980 and the Super Scouts were made beginning in 1977. The black grille and other special SSII bits look good but you can see some surface rust on a few areas. The seller says that the grille is actually new as are the decals, wheels, and fender flares and there is no rust repair or bondo or any of that nonsense.

The floors need work on both sides in the front but I can see how they could get this way since the Super Scouts had a canvas roof and no doors or windows other than a windshield. This one only came with front seats from the factory according to the seller, who says that rear seats were an option with this model. This SSII was with the same family for 43 years which is pretty incredible.

The bed looks good and they say that this SSII is wearing its original paint. There is no engine photo but this one is listed as having an 8-cylinder. They don’t say what it is, so I’m guessing that it’s a 304 cubic-inch V8 and they say that it runs great, shifts great, and the brakes and power steering both work great. This is a really interesting Scout II, have any of you seen a Super Scout?

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  1. Bill

    This one looks pretty legit. The VIN plate is in the right place—they were moved to the inside of the A pillar from the doorjamb, where it would have been covered by the door inserts—and the dash pad has snaps that were specific to the SSII. I wonder what happened to the rear tailgate insert—these came with a black ABS covering for the indented section. I’d guess it was deleted by the dealer, as I think I spy a dealer badge on the left side. I’d like to see what shape the top is in, as they’re not made anymore, and that would be important for originality. I’d also want to see what the cab mounts look like, but if the rear bed is any indication the body is better than most that I’ve seen lately. This is a steal at $12K.

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  2. Desert Rat

    Yes I have seen SSIIs the thing that I never liked were the door inserts they were made plastic and after a while they would crack from exposure to sun light and weather. They were a cheap attempt to close the door opening and have a cj7 jeep style canvas doors. Fiberglass or stamped steel would have been a better idea and would have gone along with the rugged image that scouts had and still do.

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  3. SR

    This is my scout. Thanks for the write up. To answer a couple questions, yes it’s the original 304 engine. Top is rough but it works at least in the summer, I’ve never driven it in the rain. It is the original whitco top and and doors. 43 year old vinyl its dry and cracked. It didn’t come with the decals it was one of the lower optioned ssii (304 no back seat no decals) I added them but they can be removed if you want to bring it back to factory. I personally like the look better. I do have the original grill insert which is included but its broke it half. Can still be mounted.

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  4. PRA4SNW

    SOLD for $13,050.

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