1977 Cummins 12 Valve turbo diesel powered International Scout Traveler

Price: US $19,900.00 Item location: Dania, Florida, United States
  • Make: International Harvester
  • Model: Scout
  • SubModel: Traveler
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Traveler
  • Year: 1977
  • Mileage: Unknown
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 1997 Cummins 12 Valve turbo diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4x4
  • Interior color: Black and Grey
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1977 International Harvester Scout Traveler

My Scout’s Story: I originally purchased my Scout in 2003. I am not sure how many owners it had before me but it was in nice shape and came from Utah. Since that time I have undertaken many upgrades to make it more powerful more reliable and have better drivability and fuel economy. I am selling it because I don’t have the time to enjoy it the way I used to. This Scout is so much fun to drive and draws attention wherever it goes.

The Drivetrain is out of a 1997 Dodge ¾ ton truck. It has a 12 valve Cummins 5.9 liter turbo diesel engine that starts right up and runs strong. I am not sure of the mileage as the gauge cluster in the truck it came out of did not work. It runs way stronger than any of the other Cummins 12 valves that I have driven so I imagine that it has been rebuilt at some point but I cannot prove that. It is mated to a NV4500 5 speed manual transmission. It shifts into 4 wheel drive flawlessly. The suspension is stock Dodge springs with Bilstein shocks all the way around. It has a Dana 60 front axle and a Dana 80 rear axle. The tires are 35” and are on Hummer H2 aluminum wheels. They have approximately 90% tread left on them. The Scout is very easy to drive and averages 22mpg mixed and gets 25mpg on the highway.

The major part of the renovation was completed at the end of 2012. To facilitate the ease of making the Dodge drivetrain work with the Scout the Scout Traveler body was put on to the Dodge frame. All of the work was done at a professional shop in the Orlando area. At the time of the renovation there were some rust issues that I had addressed. In order to make sure those issues did not come back the hood windshield frame and both doors were replaced with fiberglass components by Kentrol. To this day they all look great however the doors should be adjusted as they have always sagged a little. There is some minor rust starting to show on the drivers side front quarter panel at the bottom where it meets the front door and a few minor spots under a few of the fenders that are pencil eraser sized. I have tried to show them in the included pictures. The floors and bed have all been covered with spray in bed liner and are solid with 3 exceptions that I have seen. There is a small spot on each of the foot wells that are each between one and two inches in size. The other area is where the bed meets the floor just behind the rear seat and it is rusted across the bottom but should be an easy fix from underneath. The body is accented with a padded rollbar with 3-point seatbelts installed on both front seats. It also has D&C Extreme 3/8” steel nerf bars that have been welded to the frame.

The interior door panels have been professionally painted gloss black and match the dash pad. At the time of the major renovation the original gauge cluster was removed and has been replaced with a brushed aluminum dash with a full compliment of Autometer analog gauges. These gauges are in place but have not yet been hooked up to the engine. There is a gauge cluster out of a Dodge that has been wired in and sits on the console just under the A/C vents. The stock wiring harness has been removed and replaced with a Painless Wiring Harness. The headlights have been upgraded to a HID H4 system and light up the road and everything else in front of you. The A/C is super cold and will keep you cool in even the hottest weather. At this time there is no radio but there is a place for one in the Tuffy locking center console. Also to make wiring the radio easier wiring has been put in place under the spray in bed liner. The seats are grey cloth and are out of a Ford I think. They are in ok condition but if I were going to keep my Scout for any length of time I would get around to replacing them with black vinyl or leather seats to match the rest of the interior. The seats are mounted on custom seat bases that have storage compartments in them.

To view a short video of me starting and driving the Scout just click the link below.


Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to see additional pictures I have a bunch in a Dropbox account that I can send you a link to.

This vehicle is being sold as is where is with no warranty given expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct or incorrect description authenticity genuineness or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness imperfection defect or damage. Any descriptions images or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid and/or make purchase offer based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. No refunds no exceptions.

The Scout is located in Dania Beach which is very close to Fort Lauderdale International Airport. If the buyer wishes to fly in to complete the transaction I would be happy to pick him or her up at the airport to facilitate this.

Vehicle is sold AS IS with NO WARRANTY given or implied. $1000 deposit due within 24 hours of auction end or sale. Full payment due 7 days after auction end or sale.

For payment using cash the transaction must be done at the teller window of my bank branch. If the bills check out then the vehicle will then be yours.

For payment using your bank's cashier's check or a money order the financial instrument must be inspected and approved by the manager of my bank branch. The vehicle will be yours when the funds appear in my bank account.

Wire transfers are also acceptable.

Sorry no personal checks credit cards precious metals gemstones livestock Bitcoins PayPal trades or other forms of payment will be accepted.

The title of this vehicle is clear.

My automobile insurance policy does not cover buyer. My insurance coverage for this vehicle will be canceled after buyer's payment is received.

Buyer may arrange for transport of this vehicle at buyer's expense and risk. Of course full payment has to be completed first. As a favor to buyer I will maintain the at my home after it is sold and facilitate delivery to the auto transport operator or hired driver provided the operator or hired driver comes to within one mile of my residence.

Since vehicle is also advertised for sale locally seller retains the right to cancel the on-line auction or sale.