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Solid Project: 1974 International Harvester Scout II

Many collectors look for vehicles being sold in Arizona and California because rust has not decayed the bodies of vehicles even if they were stored outside. This 1974 International Harvester Scout II is located in San Diego, California and appears to be pretty solid. There is only 1 day left in the auction and the Scout is bid to $9,600. It is listed here on eBay and has 29 bids so far. International Harvester introduced the Scout in 1960 and production ran all the way through 1980.

The Scout is powered by a 345 cubic inch V8 engine that has some nice shiny red paint on the outside. There is not much more information listed on the engine but the owner says that he ran out of time and someone with more skill is needed to get this one back on the road. The Scout has a new fuel pump, carburetor and alternator. It looks like it has new hoses and a new distributor too. The engine is backed by an automatic transmission. The seller states that this one needs some wiring work to get it running.

The interior is rough and looks unrestored. The first Scout 80s (1960-1965) were equipped with a 152 cubic inch inline four-cylinder engine and rated at 93 horsepower. This was also the base engine in the second generation Scout 800 but it could also be ordered with a turbocharger to boost power to 111 horsepower. An optional 196 cubic inch inline 4-cylinder was introduced in 1966. Other optional engines included a 266 cubic inch inline 6-cylinder (1967), a 304 cubic inch V8 engine (1968), and a 345 cubic inch V8 engine (like this one) in 1971 in second and third generation Scouts.

I like the black wheels on this Scout but it is going to need paint eventually. As mentioned, the first generation of the Scout was initially introduced in 1961 and was produced until 1965. It was called the Scout 80. The second generation of Scout was called the Scout 800 which was produced from 1966-1970 in three sub-models (800, 800A, and 800B). It was replaced by the Scout II in 1971. This version had many variants and had a 10 year production run to 1980. This example should sell well.

Comments

  1. Aj

    Nice find.

    In the last several years there so many cars sold as” california car” A lot more than ever sold in the past as new cars in California…

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