International Harvester Scout II

Price: US $6,000.00 Item location: Englewood, Colorado, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: International Harvester
  • Model: Scout
  • Type: SUV
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 85,553
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 345
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 International Harvester Scout

You don't come across these very often, clean 1972 IH Scout II that is in very good condition, early rust free and straight. I purchased this vehicle about 2 years ago in the dry climate of southwest New Mexico, ear the Arizona border. The fellow I purchased from had purchased the Scout from an 80 yr old who was either the first or second owner. Mileage @ 85K was told to be exact and have no reason to doubt this seeing its condition and strength of the engine.

This Scout has a 345 with an A727 three speed automatic. When I purchased, he transmission was slipping and after the shop diagnosed that the 40+ yr old seals were beginning to harden and fall apart, complete rebuild was in order. This was completed Aug 2015. In addition to the rebuild, Transgo TF-2 Reprogramming Kit (shift kit) was installed which provides clean, uick shifts. The gearing is 3.73 with a Dana 44 with power lok (RA-28) in rear and Dana 30 (FA-13) in front with Lock O Matic hubs and a Dana 20 transfer case. Although I have not had the chance to take off road, he 4 wheel drive system functions properly and is tight.

The tires are WildCat EXT Radial LT with excellent aggressive tread and a spare that’s never seen the road (235/85 R16). The wheels are 16 inch white spokes which includes a new never used spare. Although difficult to see with larger tires it does have shackle lift.

The Scout originally came with an AC and the bracket is still there but the compressor is not.

After market equipment include heavy duty front and rear bumpers, og lights, oof mounted auxiliary flood lights, ear backup flood light, ront gas shocks, teering damper, eber/Edelbrock 600 4 barrel carburetor, ront bucket seats, rant GT steering wheel, ony AM/FM CD, ual exhaust (older).

List of the new or rebuild items recently completed are:

Rebuilt: A727 transmission, eber carburetor, adiator (tanked, nspected and cleaned)

New: battery, uel pump, oil, istributor cap, oints and condenser, park plugs and wires, ballast resistor, aster cylinder, rake booster, ear shocks, hoke cable, ear brake shoes.

Items that I would still like to complete/fix if I had the time are: front alignment, ower steering leak, rake wheel cylinders (even after new brake booster and MC, rakes still to stiff so they are suspect), ront brake shoes.

As seen in photos, he floors and rocker panels are solid, here is a tiny ding in rear lift gate and a few areas where rust is starting to poke through. These include some minor bubbling on both rear fenders and the passenger side body mount. Other then these areas, he vehicle is extremely straight.

The vehicle drives well although is in need of an alignment because it does tend to follow grooves in road. The engine starts and idles perfectly and has plenty of get up and go. It does occasionally smoke at start up so I suspect a possible head rebuild down the road. The newly rebuilt transmission shifts tight and strong but is not overpowering. The dual exhaust system sounds good but is not overly loud. All doors including hood and tail gate shut tight and solid.

My starting and reserve price is low considering what this vehicle is or can be worth and what I’m seeing what these vehicles are getting when completely restored.

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