This 1975 International Harvester Scout II is a true vintage
machine. It's a rugged 4x4 that looks like it's fresh from farm
duty. So since we love classic trucks that look like they have
earned their keep for decades, you can really understand the appeal
of such an honest and seldom-seen Scout.
International's vehicles have really found a cherished spot in the
classic 4x4 world because they always seemed to build the most
rugged ones out there. Today we see plenty of them where their
initial industrial attractiveness is augmented by a big suspension,
aggressive bumpers, and wild paint. And while this one could be
taken in that direction, it seems even rarer to find such a stock
style today. Clean lines, complete badging, and a solid stance just
seem to fit with the IH's reputation for vehicles that endure. The
well-earned patina over the entire body is the kind of look that
gets real truck people excited (that's why some will pay thousands
$$$$ just to get it simulated today.) The originality of this one
really seems to go right down to the wheel covers. And while you
might expect original skinny tires, this one has been upgraded to
useful modern rubber with deep treads. The pickup truck form seems
right for this Scout. After all, the patina and aged-in ruggedness
just seems right on a vehicle with a versatile truck bed. And
speaking of versatility, the roof is removable for those times you
want to have some open-top adventures. So think of this as the rare
cousin to the already rare U14 Bronco.
The gray interior has a simple but sturdy setup that's another
reminder of the workman roots. The vinyl bench seat, rubber floor,
and robust door cards feel quite factory and still ready to work.
The three-spoke steering wheel, pedals, and floor shifters all have
the proper robust mechanical feel. There is also a touch of style
inside, like the way the gauges all neatly line up on the same row.
Even the correct AM radio still there for display. So while there
are some of you who see the potential of a full custom build from
this hardy backbone, there are also some of us who just love this
level of originality as it is right now.
The 196 cubic-inch four-cylinder motor is part of a long tradition
of hardy International Harvester powerhouses. This was the larger
version of the Comanche motor, and in fact, it's quite a large
four-cylinder for the era. That's because it represents half of the
related 392ci motor. Since most people have swapped their motors
for an easy-fitting V8 in their Scouts, this Comanche represents
another big reason why this one is for lovers of distinct classic
trucks. You'll also be surprised at the list of nice driving
features, like power steering, power brakes, and front discs. The
two-speed transfer case and modern Falken Wildpeak tires give you
true 4x4 ability. And no matter if you're on the street of trail,
the three-speed manual transmission puts you in the center of all
This is a true honesty with a ton of appeal. So if you love a
well-earned reputation, you know this one can show it off from the
first impression. Don't miss this special Scout. Call now!