You want this 1974 International Scout II because it looks tougher
and is less common that just about any other classic 4x4. Now take
that up an extra notch with a restored example that has the
desirable larger V8 and off-road ready investments.
The Scout took the industrial strength of International Harvester
and put it in a consumer-sized utility vehicle. It was in
production for nearly two decades, but this is the right version to
choose for a thoughtful restoration like this. There's a metallic
gray paint that has a modern look and the right finish to let
people know this isn't a trailer queen. In fact, it's attitude is
really taken up a notch on the full dark side that complements the
gray. You have classic pieces like the Scout's famous side stripe
package. And IH fans know the horizontal bar grille that was only
available for a short time, and it looks terrific in black. Up
front there's an upgrade to a tubular steel bumper with brush guard
and integrated lighting. In the rear is an updated steel bumper
with two hooks and a trailer hitch. There's even a nice set of
black 15-inch wheels with deep tread tires. The whole package is
thoughtful upgraded machine that is out to remind you that
International Harvester only makes industrial-grade vehicles.
While you can remove the roof for cool open-top cruising, one look
at the interior, and you know this one hasn't spent much time open
to the world since its restoration. But quite frankly, there's
nothing stopping you from enjoying this with or without a roof.
That's because you have the right features, like a proper roll bar,
rhino liner on the door panels, and an armrest center console that
doubles as a lock box. There are nice features for added comfort,
like the JVC AM/FM/CD stereo, upgraded speakers, newer carpeting,
and premium seats borrowed from a modern Jeep Trailhawk edition.
And the gray inserts and red accent seen on those front buckets are
even carried over to the dash to really make this upgrade really at
home. Plus, there are good features for the driver, like the grippy
sports steering wheel, a crisp auxiliary gauge package under the
dash, and a large tach mounted on top of the steering column.
International's own 345 cubic-inch V8 means a unique presentation,
and this optional motor is easy to notice thanks to the bold red
presentation. Plus, you'll see quality investment throughout the
engine bay, including a newer alternator and large aluminum
radiator. This V8 fires up eagerly and makes a sweet tune out of
the dual exhaust. There are nice anytime driving features, like a
stout Torqueflite 727A three-speed automatic transmission, power
steering, and power brakes with discs up front. While this might
look like a great vehicle for Sunday cruising, it also has the
right combo for true 4x4 toughness. That's why you have the
two-speed transfer case, beefy Dana axles, lifted stance, and Mud
Claw Extreme M/T tires.
This is a distinct and desirable classic 4x4 offered for quite an
obtainable price. Don't let it slip away, call today!