For Sale: 1978 International Scout in Chatsworth, California

Vehicle Description

Presented is a highly desirable Scout II that has won multiple awards at the Scout Nationals and is extremely clean and straight.

Maintaining its original 345ci V8 motor and Automatic Transmission, this Scout has been tastefully updated with a gorgeous baseball glove interior and upgraded stereo with a custom sub-woofer enclosure. LED headlights, light bar and rear bumper lights have been added.

Mechanically, the Scout has been regularly serviced and has just had the carb rebuilt and the brakes done. It starts easy, idles beautifully and is amazing to drive.

Included is the factory hardtop, soft top, original interior and original bumpers.

The original line ticket is present in the glovebox detailing the original build spec of this Scout II and was originally owned by an International Harvester Employee as the word "Employee" is clearly written on top. The ticket also indicates heavy duty bumpers, shocks, deluxe interior and more.

This is one of the nicest Scouts around and absolutely turns heads everywhere it goes. An excellent opportunity on a stunning truck!

Great lease rates and Financing also available on any of our inventory!
Buy Sell Trade Consignments Welcome!
Please email [email protected] or call 1-818-773-8181

About the Scout II:

The International Harvester Scout is an off-road vehicle from 1961 to 1980. A precursor of more sophisticated SUVs to come, it was created as a competitor to the Jeep, and it initially featured a fold-down windshield. The Scout and second-generation Scout II were produced in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as two-door trucks with a removable hard top with options of a full-length roof, half-cab pickup, and/or soft top.

Scout IIs were manufactured from April 1971 to 1980. The design was finalized much earlier, with a version nearly identical to the production model shown to management during December 1967.

The Scout II is most identifiable by its different front grilles. The 1971-1972 Scout IIs shared the same grille, three horizontal bars between the headlights and chrome rings around the headlights. The 1973 Scout IIs had 14 vertical bars between the headlights, a split in the middle, seven bars on each side surrounded by chrome trim pieces and an "International" model plate low on the left side. The 1974-75 Scout II grilles were the same as 1973, with the addition of a vertical bar trim overlay. The 1975 had chrome and black, square trim rings around the headlights; 1976 had the same headlight trim rings as 1975, and a chrome center grille of 15 horizontal bars split into three sections was used in this year only. The 1977-79 Scout IIs used the same grille between the same headlight bezels the new chrome grille had two large horizontal bars with three vertical support lines and the "International" nameplate moved up to the center of the grille on the left side.

Scout II's could be ordered with the Traveltop, which was the full metal top, Roadster which was a half-cab variant seldom seen, or with a soft top.

In 1980, the final year of production for the Scout, the grille was a very distinctive design, available with black or silver, a one-piece grille with square headlights, made of Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic. Both grille color options had imprinted chrome trim around the headlights and an "International" name mark located on the left side. Starting with late 1974 Scout IIs, disc and power brakes were standard features. Early 1974 models had disc brakes as a rarely selected option. Very few 1971-1979 Scout II's were ordered in RWD-only configuration, most were 4WD.

The last IH Scout was produced on October 21, 1980.

When an IH vehicle was ordered, a factory plan or construction sheet was created (when the order was sent to the factory) with the new vehicle's VIN or ID number, and all the codes for standard equipment and options that the salesman used to create this vehicle for his customer or inventory. This sheet was used to assemble the vehicle from beginning to finish. After the factory assembled the vehicle and the vehicle was shipped and sold, the line [setting] ticket identified such things as the engine type, transmission type, drive line, paint codes, gear ratio, and standard and optional equipment specific to that vehicle. Different parts were used on the same model in the same year. A very small copy of the line ticket was attached to each vehicle during the building process at the factory. The location of the ticket varied: 1971-1976 Scout IIs had their copies mounted under their hoods, attached to the cowl cover panels. The 1977-1980 Scout IIs had their copies on the inside of the glove box doors, and 1969-1975 pickups and Travelalls had them attached to the back of the glove boxes; depressing the keeper tabs on each side of the box lets the box swing down to reveal the ticket. If lost, line tickets can be ordered through several Scout parts specialists, due to their diligence in maintaining these valuable resources.

Whilst Fusion Motor Company make a sincere effort to supply information that is accurate and complete, we are aware that errors and omissions may occur. Therefore, we are not able to guarantee the accuracy of the information and we cannot accept liability for loss or damage arising from misleading information or for any reliance on which you may place on the information contained on this website or our advertisements. We highly recommend that you examine the vehicle to check the accuracy of the information supplied. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling 818-773-8181

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 International Scout
  • Listing ID: CC-1625848
  • Price: $69,950
  • Location:Chatsworth, California
  • Year:1978
  • Make:International
  • Model:Scout
  • Exterior Color:Gray
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:117023
  • Stock Number:5681694
  • VIN:H0062HGD20836
Listed By:
Fusion Luxury Motors
20837 Nordhoff Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

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