This next Midas IH Scout comes as a tip from Hugh who writes: Including photos of the inside of the engine, but not with oil? These were pretty over the top back then, seems pretty cheap. This IH Scout II is in decent shape and is one of the rare “Midas Edition” version that offered some luxury bits inside the rugged beast. Find this 1977 International Harvester Scout Midas bidding for $14,000 in Mansfield, TX via ebay.
This next car comes from a time when steel was cheap, gasoline was plentiful, and trucks were beasts. I’ve really been impressed with the way modern trucks drive on the road because there was a time when trucks (like this International) were uncomfortable, clunky, bumpy, and terrifying to drive. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting an old truck…because with all of that beefy mass comes ruggedness, easy repairs, off-road prowess, and go-anywhere fun that won’t be matched with a new car that you are afraid to scratch with a tree branch or bash with a boulder. Good luck changing the starter in a 2019 F-150 without some specialized tools and a free weekend, but you could swap the starter on a Scout with a cresent wrench in a muddy field on the way to work. Find this 1975 International Harvester Pickup offered for $6000 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist. Tip from MikeD.
What does it cost to get into something “unique” these days? I’ll tell ya — you won’t turn any heads with another late model Moostang or a ’57 Chebby at a car show these days and most classics are so overpriced that you need to get into something funky to find a good price-to-value ratio. […]
We’re kicking the 4th of July off early here at DT HQ with a 6 pack of Budweiser and a sweet rusty 1961 International Scout offered for $2750 in Florida (tip from Dascpcu). But we need more of the good stuff like this — find us the most Muricanest Bald Eagle winged monster for sale […]
The early 1970s fuel crisis hit small domestic automakers (like International Harvester from Fort Wayne, Indiana) hard and they didn’t have the resources to retool their entire fleet to meet the new requirements for emissions and fuel economy. So…what did they do? Only the most logical thing, which was to enter a joint venture with […]
The controversial 1981-85 Cadillac Seville was one of legendary GM designer Bill Mitchell’s last designs. The bustle-back rear styling made waves when introduced, but it was the truly horrendous lineup of engines that did the car in. This generation of Seville had three of the most horrendous and half baked engines ever to come out […]
Though its named for the world, it doesn’t get more domestic than this 4×4 utility beast from the West. Previously serving the American people via employment in some unknown government agency, this C-110 could now serve you specifically. Find this 1961 International C-110 4×4 Pickup for sale in the wonderfully named Pahrump, NV for $2,500 via […]
It’s Thorsday, so that means we need to feature a bonus vehicle from Scandinavia, but this next feature is far from the typical snoozy ’80s econobarge normally seen on Thorsday. Find this 1982 Volvo 245 riding on an International Scout chassis offered for $1400 in Sandston, VA via craigslist. Tip from SeanT. The seller includes […]
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, […]
Preparing a truck for the Baja 500 race will cost tens of thousands of dollars in safety equipment without starting to budget for performance or the original vehicle. The International Scout won’t win any of the unlimited class races ruled by the big sponsored teams, but it should be good for a classic class […]