Journal: The International Scout Will Meet Your Needs

The International Scout Will Meet Your Needs

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
November 20, 2013
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Produced as a competitor to Jeep, the International Scout was a bit of a pioneer and a precursor to SUVs that dominate the market today. They were marketed to the business man as a capable 4×4 weekend car aimed at exploration, to pull a boat or camper, or just as a vehicle to help get away from it all. Manufactured from 1961 to 1980, the International Scout is a 4×4 that was often overlooked despite its simplistic yet classic styling and came in an array of interesting colors and models. With over 500,000 produced during its nearly twenty-year run and available from a pickup, to hardtop, to convertible, there was inevitably a model that would meet your needs.  

Have you owned a Scout? Do you have a favorite Scout model?

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Peter Bruschi
Peter Bruschi

People sometimes mistake my Bronco for a Scout. The Scouts are really cool little trucks though, you don’t see too many around anymore though.

Jim Whitehead
Jim Whitehead

Three of my uncles own scouts. One of my uncles has roughly a dozen different Scouts and is very active in the Scout community. He has recruited family members to drive his fleet to an annual Scout meet in Ohio in years past. My other two uncles each have one Scout. I’ve been around them for about 10 years and they’re cool old vehicles.

Marlen Morgan
Marlen Morgan

I have a collection of scouts. Two in show condition, a ’77 Traveler with a 345 automatic, PS, PB,Tilt, AC and everything works. It has been to the Binder Bash in Clayton, WA. June 15, 2013 where it won first place in Traveler class. Next was the International Harvester Rendezvous in Salida, CO July 6, 2013. Again first place in the Traveler class for the third time. August 16, 2013 we towed a trailer with my 61 Scout street rod and won first place with both the traveler and the street rod and won best of show with the street… Read more »

Jim Whitehead
Jim Whitehead

One of my uncles has a few Travelers and a Travelall. Have you ever met/heard of a guy named Bill Bramble?

Marlen Morgan
Marlen Morgan

No Jim. Not sure that I ever met Bill. Of course, I have run across many Scout owners in my travels. Our paths may have crossed at some time.
Marlen

SAM ZAM
SAM ZAM

My dad had a yellow scout 2, I was about 13 when he bought it. It was the families first new car, my mother hated that thing, being in Alberta the winters can get pretty cold and I recall the poor scout never starting and listening to my mother get angry. My brother later bought it and we’d take it out into the bush I do recall that thing climbing like a goat.

Rob
Rob

My father’s had many scouts over the years, most namely of which would be a 1978 terra pickup and a 1979 SSII. Those scouts are some of the most characterful vehicles I think I’ve ever been in. Driving a late 70’s pickup with original paint and running gear, windows down (no a/c) and getting 12 mpg for a summer in the mid-west is what it’s all about. This is a great collection of mostly early literature. I noticed here’s a few scout 2 models that snuck in there though (a regular scout II and a Terra most notably). The early… Read more »

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

I personally have never owned a Scout but i know a few people who did. I always did like the Scout II the best there was something brilliant about its rugged simplicity. It just got the job done now matter what needed to be done plus the cool colors you could order it in was a nice touch as well

Sean Fugate
Sean Fugate

At one time, I owned a Porsche 944S and, having bought a boat, needed something to pull it with. At a rural used car lot I found a 1977 International Scout II that, [i]wait for it[/i], was a FACTORY Baja Edition with soft top & soft doors. It had no rust (a common problem at the time) but had spent its early life in Texas, NM, or Arizona, I’ve forgotten now. However, the red-ish/maroon paint had faded and I cared not for it was awesome. Even more so now, in retrospect. I am a sports car/performance car/exotics kind of guy.… Read more »