International Scout
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: International
Model: Scout
International Scout

Has anyone heard of the International Harvester Scout? Well, they should have given that it was one of the first American production civilian off-road sport utility vehicles. This model paved the way for the Explorers and the Yukons of today. It was originally created as a competitor to the Jeep, and similar to that vehicle, early models featured fold-down windshields. The first generation Scout and second generation Scout II were produced as two-door vehicles with options of a half cab pickup truck or a removable full hard or soft top. International offered the Scout with a variety of engines over the years. The Scout 80, available from 1961 until 1965, had the 152 4-cylinder as its standard gasoline-powered engine. From 1965 to 1971, models had options of the gasoline-powered 196 4-cylinder, 232 6-cylinder, 266 V-8, or the 304 V-8. A turbocharged version of the 152 4-cylinder engine was offered from 1965 to 1967. The Scout II, available from 1971 until 1980, had the following engine options: the 196 4-cylinder, 232 6-cylinder, 258 6-cylinder, 304 V-8 or the 345 V-8. At the time International did not manufacture a diesel engine small enough to be used in the Scout, but the Nissan SD-33 diesel engine became available for the Scout II in 1976. This engine was replaced by the SD-33T turbo diesel engine by 1980. In terms of where this company came from and where they have gone, International Harvester had been building trucks and pickups since 1907. In the late 1950s, they began a design plan to produce a vehicle to compete with the Jeep CJ. By late 1960 the first Scout was available known as the Scout 80 as a 1961 model year. The Scout 800 replaced the 80 in late 1965. These models had many improvements in comfort and design, including bucket seats, better instrumentation and heating systems and optional rear seats.

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