1979 International Harvester Scout Traveler

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Auburn, Indiana, United States
  • Make: International Harvester
  • Model: Scout
  • SubModel: Traveler
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 0
  • VIN: J0092JGD20473
  • Engine size: 345 - V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1979 International Harvester Scout

I am essentially the second owner of this Scout having purchased it from a teenager in the Spring of 2002 who lived near Dallas, Texas. He had inherited it a year earlier from his grandfather, the original owner who was an employee of an International Harvester dealer in Dallas, Texas. The teenager had wanted nothing to do with the Scout.

How many years it sat in storage before the grandfather’s death is not known. The speedometer did not work when I bought it. At that time it read in the mid 50’s. From there, the number of miles is anyone’s guess. From its condition and history I would be surprised if those miles are not close to original. I know that my miles in it would number less than 2,000.

I have worked on the Scout over the years with the day dream of someday having it restored. Well, those days have come and gone and now I am facing old age. It is time for this Scout to find a new owner who will bring it back to life.

I have copies of the original paperwork including the Line Setting Ticket from the Fort Wayne Plant, the invoice, and all the paperwork accompanying an employee purchase of a company’s vehicle. The invoice shows an original list price of $9,579.50 on 2/21/1979. This vehicle was sold with the Terra Star package, but was subsequently modified to a Traveler. I do not have any repair or maintenance receipts from up to the time of my purchase of the vehicle. I have kept receipts of work done during my ownership.

The engine is a 345-V8 and runs smoother than a fine cigar. It has an Edelbrock carb #735 3555 which was installed and tuned by one of those rare mechanics who actually knows what an aspirated carb looks like since he had tuned racing engines! The brakes are in good repair. The steering has been checked. The lights work. The gauges will need work. It has a 19 gal gas tank and I have been running premium sport gas through it. (That is gas without any alcohol in it, usually sold at marinas for use in boat motors.) The transmission has had a complete flush.

The added equipment you can see in the pictures. It has an extra nice, custom-made roll bar created by a monster truck builder. (In other words, it ain’t just for looks!) It has a custom-made front bumper with a receiver hitch so that the 9,500 lb. winch can be used both front and back. The front bumper itself is hollow with the intent of making it into an air tank. You can see the nice 3-point seat harness on both sides. Other than that, I have many miscellaneous “pieces-parts” that will go with the vehicle or will be shipped to you as I clean out my barn.

My day dream was to create an off-road work horse to get me into some nice hunting and fishing spots; not one of those “off the show room floor” restorations. It would be nice to find a new owner who has similar day dreams. For you west coast bidders keep in mind that this Scout has never seen even a good-sized hill. This Scout is not a diamond in the rough; it is a beast roaring to be let out of its cage. Are you the one to let it loose in its real environment?


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This Scout is being sold as is, where is. No returns. A $500.00 deposit is required through PayPal only. Full payment can be negotiated with seller among the listed options.


Shipping or local pick up is responsibility of buyer.