5k: The 70s Rule: 1980 International Harvester Scout II Midas Edition

The International Harvester Scout was a big SUV built in Fort Wayne, Indiana starting in 1961 and continuing all the way to 1980.  The Scout II was introduced in 1971 and there were a number of special editions over the years, including the sweet Midas Edition.  Find this 1980 International Harvester Scout II Midas Edition currently bidding for $6,400 via eBay located in Marysville, WA with 2 days to go.

The Scout was a imposing vehicle, but adding the Midas Van Conversion package just makes it the most awesome 70s machine to every leave a factory in 1980.  Just look at those magnificent gold/orange stripes on a brown base coat. 

The engine under the hood is a smog restricted 345 cubic inch V8 rated at 150 horsepower and 265 ft-lbs of torque.  It was an International Harvester designed engine and produces enough torque to do some off roading and towing, but won’t impress anybody in a straight line. 

Selecting the Midas Van Conversion Co package added these nifty swiveling seats and a set of deep shag carpeting that might have sounded like a good idea when new, but is now a Scout sized petri dish that houses who knows how many kinds of ebola.

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