SUPERCLEAN EARLY SCOUT, NICELY RESTORED, 304 V8, 4BBL, DUALS, 5-SPEED, HARD TOP!
One of the original SUVs, this 1969 International Scout 800A seems to live in the perpetual shadow of the Ford Bronco, but with a strong-running 304 cubic inch V8, a freshly rebuilt 5-speed manual gearbox, and the same do-anything attitude, all at a much more affordable price, perhaps that's about to change. Take a look and you'll discover this is one heck of a nice truck.
The squared-off bodywork tells you all you need to know about International's intentions: this is a tool for any job, or any adventure. But that doesn't mean it doesn't have its own particular appeal, especially when it's this nicely finished. You don't find many of these around, and far, far fewer have been restored this well, with super-straight sheet metal covered by a subtle coat of bright orange paint that almost seems at odds with the truck's heavy-duty underpinnings. It does look good, though, and while you'll be proud to show it off at the local cruise night, you won't think twice about putting it in 4-wheel-drive and heading into the bush, with its newly upgraded dana 44 with a positraction differential. Obviously the aggressive offroad potential was in mind when this IH was put together, because there's a massive bumper up front with enough pull to get you out of almost any trouble, spray-on bedliner material on the rocker panels for protection, and an upgraded 4-point roll cage up top.
The interior is typical off-roader fare, but that's the International's advantage. Clean black seat covers are recent and instead of carpet, the floors have been covered with more spray-on bedliner so you can just hose it out at the end of a day playing in the dirt. The dash and instrument panel have all be upgraded with classic autometer aftermarket gauges. Metal door panels continue the no-nonsense theme and it's waiting for a replacement radio of your choice. There is no back seat, but that means there's a huge amount of cargo space back there, plus an aftermarket gas tank for going really deep into the brush. And for shelter, there's a removable hardtop, although this thing is so much fun in the open air, you'll probably never use it.
A 304 cubic inch V8 powers the SUV, and generates plenty of torque so it never feels like it's working hard. Upgraded with a fresh Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, it runs like it should with a great V8 rumble from the aftermarket dual exhaust system. Freshly detailed with more orange paint on the block and plenty of chrome, the engine bay shows the substantial time invested and attention to detail it deserves. Freshly tuned, it runs great and thanks to the new 5-speed manual gearbox, it's a ton of fun to drive, even on the highway. There's also a fresh-looking 2-speed transfer case that supervises the 4-wheel-drive system and the chassis itself is extremely clean. The suspension offers a mild lift that gives it the perfect attitude, and the 31x10.5R15 off-road radials are big enough for fun but are civil enough daily driving.
You could not buy a Scout and restore it tothis condition for anywhere near the reserve price. I will not disclose the reserve, so pleasedon't ask. Serious buyers are encouraged to call and/or inspect thevehicle in person prior to bidding.
Please call 937-935-7740 for more information. Ask for Tyson.
This vehicle is located in Powell, Ohio 43065 which is on the north end of Columbus, Ohio. The buyer is responsible for arranging shipping, however this can be facilitated if needed. The Scout is religiously stored indoors year round as it will remain until it is shipped out. A non-refundable Paypal deposit is required of $2,000 within 24 hours ofaction ending. The vehicle is to be paid for within 7 business days by cash, certified check or wire transfer. The vehicle will not leavethepremises unless all payments are 100% clear first verified by the bank. The vehicle must be picked up within 14 days unless other arrangements are made beforehand.