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For Sale: 1973 International Scout in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1973 International Scout II

You know what the problem is with this country? You can no longer buy road vehicles made by a manufacturer of farm equipment, that's what's wrong! Maybe it's time for Ford to bring back the Fordson tractor, though that wouldn't be the same. I was reminded of the sad lack of vehicles with combine harvesters in their lineage when we got this IH Scout in our Hallowed Halls.

For consignment in its repainted, re-metaled, restored International Harvester Scout II from 1973, which was the third year of production for this vehicle. The consigner put it into the hands of a reputable shop, and they obviously took the ball and ran with it resulting in our current consignment. Lots of body, paint, and mechanical work, with receipts, have been put into the off roader so read on if you so desire, but I assure you, you'll be impressed!

Look off in the distance and your eyes may play tricks on you as this pre-SUV SUV almost blends into the grass with its wonderful 1970's green hue. Ceylon Green Poly is the wonderful color which drapes this Scout II, closely akin to an avocado or lush lime green. Not to be outdone, the white graphics affixed to the side cover up some of this field of dreams, although it adds a nice breakup to the green, and mixes well with the green hardtop. The panels are all straight as this rig is fresh out of the body shop after receiving new inner and outer rockers, fender and quarter panel repair, and paint blending down low to match the factory hue. Some color differentiation is noted in the paint and cracking is present in the white panel inlays, but all rust has been remediated. A large black steel front bumper leads the way complete with a Warn winch for pulling those Rovers out of a spot of trouble and this leads back to the 14-bar split grille with its like new chrome trimmings. Large 15-inch white painted wagon wheels are on all 4 corners, and they are wrapped with 265/75R15's. The high stance is impressive as is the removable body colored roof which allows you to see the top of the trees during your ascent in any elevation.

It is not very often this writer decides to start with the headliner, but in this case why not break tradition and work from the top down. White perforated vinyl makes up the roof lining and remains in good condition save for the missing rear courtesy lamp. Just below in the back is a storage area for all your camping needs and a foldable ivory white bench seat with flourish stitching and a tight tuck and roll pattern. While remaining original, this seat does present with some staining and a few tears. Up front a sprawling smooth tan vinyl bench seat fills the gap between the door and floats in a sea of like new brown carpet, and this seat is ultra clean and sports tan piping around the edges. A small black center console is down low and center holding your gearshift and the 4WD selector to the right. Up front the dash is pristine in padded black vinyl and Ceylon Green steel with the usual suspects and does have an air conditioning hanging below.

A 304ci V8 in its orangish red glory sits in an original looking engine bay which is nicely preserved. On top is a 2bbl carburetor, and in back an A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission which pushes power rearward, (and forward when in 4WD) to 3.31 geared axles. A new aluminum radiator is in charge of keeping things cool.

Peering underneath, we note some surface rust, but pretty well buttoned up under here with solid frame and new floor pans. As mentioned earlier, the inner rockers were replaced and this has remediated any rust that was there previously. Leaf springs with newer bushing, shackles and U-bolts are on both front and rear, and a newer dual exhaust is installed. Power drum brakes are on the 4 corners and have the benefit of new wheel cylinders.

It's always a kick to get behind the wheel of these 4WD trucks and this one was truly a pleasurable experience. It lit right up, and we were off for the test track where it performed beautifully. Good solid handling, nice acceleration, and even a fairly smooth cruise. A truly comfortable interior and the sheer simplicity of this rig left me with an ear to ear smile.

Grab your gear, strap your canoe to the top, and enter this go anywhere, go through anything IH 4-wheeler, and you can only begin to dream of the adventure you'll cook up putting this restored truck through its paces. And you'll do it in vintage retro color, snappy interior, and 4WD style circa 1973.

8-Scout II
S-Non Pickup
40632-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 International Scout
  • Listing ID: CC-1630116
  • Price: $46,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1973
  • Make:International
  • Model:Scout
  • Exterior Color:Ceylon Green Poly
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:19633
  • Stock Number:4267
  • VIN:3S8S8CGD40632
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