Monday, July 28, 2014

5k: Classic Offroader: 1967 International Harvester Scout 800

The International Harvester Company was an industrial manufacturing firm that traced its roots back to the 1830s when a bushy beard sporting Virginian inventor named Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for a horse drawn reaper.  Many years later IHC entered the light truck/passenger vehicle market with something called the 1907 Model A Auto Wagon, but it wasn't until the 1961 introduction of the Scout that they had something that could legitimately compete with the Big 3.  Today, the Scout makes an excellent alternative to a Bronco or Blazer.  Find this 1967 International Harvester Scout 800 currently bidding for $4,617 on ebay with 3 days to go, located in Pueblo, CO.


This Scout has been repainted in a cool looking two tone pattern in what the seller describes as a decent multi-coat non-show job.  This won't be a problem if you are planning to use the Scout for its intended purposes, which involves throwing mud and rocks around.


Under the hood is the factory optional 266 cubic inch V8 that produced 154 horsepower and 227 ft-lbs of torque.  Oddly enough there was also a turbocharged 4-cylinder Scout available; talk about ahead of its time!!


The inside of this Scout looks like a miniature troop transporter, something that would work for your midget army since a full grown man would not be particularly comfortable sitting sideways in this thing.


See a cooler removable hardtop classic SUV? tips@dailyturismo.com

4 comments:

  1. Might want to share this with Andrew Collins of Jalopnik fame (infamy? j/k). Last I checked (2-3 weeks ago?) he was still looking.

    ReplyDelete
  2. They also ran Nissan Diesels in the Scouts

    ReplyDelete
  3. http://dieselscout.ning.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. Check out more of these cool binders at www.facebook.com/scout80800s!

    ReplyDelete

Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint Eastwood...it don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="http://www.IMAGE_LINK.com" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.