1963 IH Scout 80, 36K ORIGINAL MILES, ORIGINAL PAINT...NO RESERVE!!!
Price: US $2,500.00 Item location: Sheridan, Wyoming, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: International Harvester
- Model: Scout
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 38,393
- VIN: FC73194A
- Color: Teal
- Engine size: Original
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Gray
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 International Harvester ScoutHere you have it... quite possibly the coolest and most nostalgic scout left on the planet. Just when you think every barn find has been gobbled up by the tv shows, his awesome piece of history was just 20 miles from my door where it has been hibernating for the last couple of decades.
This truck was bought new by a TRUE War Hero, rigadier General, onald(Buck) Schmuck from Buffalo, Y. Buck was somebody that should be remembered, nd even though I did not know him personally we are going to pay it forward by donating 10% of the total purchase price of the truck to a military non-profit. The winning bidder of the truck will get to choose where they would like the funds to donated. It must be donated to a legit and registered military Non-Profit Organization.
Here is Mr. Schmuck's history:
Schmuck grew up inDenverand on the family ranch nearWalden,Colorado. He attended theUniversity of Coloradoand theU.S. Coast Guard Academyhaving enlisted in theMarine Corpsin 1935 and was later commissioned a second lieutenant in 1938 following graduation from university.After basic training, e served as a platoon leader at San Diego Marine Corps Base, hen served in the South Pacific with the 2nd Marine Brigade duringWorld War II, eeing action inGuadalcanal,Vella Lavella, ndBougainvilleas a rifle company commander. He was hospitalized briefly from injuries sustained in Bougainville and then joined the1st Marine Divisionin time for landings onPeleliuand, ater,Okinawa, here he was again wounded in action. He was alieutenant colonelcommanding an infantry battalion training for the invasion of Japan when the war ended.Donald Schmuck attended theAmphibious Warfare SchoolatQuantico, irginia, nd theArmy Airborne SchoolatFort Benning,Georgia, hen did a short tour with the82nd Airborne DivisionatFort Bragg,North Carolina, efore returning to Quantico as an instructor in the Marine Corps Schools.In 1949 he was ordered to theUnited Nations Middle Eastern Commissionand was active in Lebanon, srael, ordan, yria, gypt, nd Iraq. Schmuck joined the 1st Marine Division at the start of theKorean Warin 1950, ssigned as commander, st Battalion, st Marines under the regimental command of Col.Chesty Puller. He led the 1st Battalion in action during 1950 and 1951, ncluding theChosin Reservoiroperation and the Spring Counter Offensive. He served as regimental executive through the Summer Offensive and served with theFleet Marine Force PacificatPearl Harborafter Korea. During that duty, chmuck was charged with producing a number of contingency war plans covering national objectives in Asia, ncluding several locations in Vietnam, nd he conducted the in-country reconnaissance required for those plans. In 1959 he attended theArmy War Collegeat Carlisle Barracks, ennsylvania.Schmuck retired from the Marine Corps in 1960 with the rank ofBrigadier General, ontinuing to be active in special missions in Central America,Vietnam, ndLaos. He completed aPhDinnuclear physicsatCU–Boulderin the early 1960s, nd was a military observer duringDesert Stormin February 1991 in the Gulf War.He was active with theMarine Corps LeagueinWyomingandHawaii, nd was a founding member of theViet Nam Vets Motorcycle Clubhttp://www.texasvnvmc.com. He purchased the Triangle-S ranch betweenBuffaloandSheridan, yoming. He died, ged 88, nHonoluluand is buried atArlington National Cemetery.He never married and is survived by his brother, etired Cmdr. Carl Schmuck ofAnacortes, ashington, nd numerous nieces and nephews.-Navy Cross-Silver Star w/ 1 award star-Legion of Merit w/ valor device-Bronze Star w/ 1 award star & valor device-Purple Heart w/ 2 award stars-Air Medal-Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/ valor-Navy Presidential Unit Citation w/ 5 service stars-Navy Unit Commendation-American Campaign Medal-Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal-World War II Victory Medal-National Defense Service Medal-Korean Service Medal w/ 1 service star-Korean Presidential Unit Citiation-United Nations Korea Medal-French Fourragere
Here is the rest of story....
In 2014 this beauty was rescued and brought to auction...
I happend to be in the right place at the right time. I fought tooth and nail with a phone bidder from Canada... but nobody was going to take it away from me! I won, trailered it back home to Sheridan, yoming and I turned it into the beauty it is today. It would have been a perfect restoration candidate but the fact it was rust free and having the amazing patina it had made it hard to erase. So we lightly scuffed the paint so the clear would have some bite and last for many years. We applied 3 solid coats of clear, nside and out and did a few other things... here is what else we did.
-Stripped all of the old aged and crumbling weatherstripping from around the doors.-New valve cover gasket-New plugs and wires-Changed all oil and fluids-Sanded and prepped wheels and hubs for new paint.
Here is what still needs some attention...-New weatherstripping around the doors-2nd gear occasionally slips out of gear, ost likely a synchro-Needs a new sending unit for the gas tank...
This truck runs and drives great. Buy it and drive it or put it in your collection. It is still running the original 4 cylinder power house that came with it from the factory, o if you are looking for something to pull your snowmobiles with this probably isn't the truck for you. But if your looking for an iconic piece of history and a conversation piece or a truck you can take the top off, ay the windshield down and cruise on a hot Sunday afternoon... THIS IS YOUR TRUCK!
Here is how this is going to work...
First, his is a NO RESERVE auction, o the high bidder is going to take this truck home. If you would like to inspect and test drive, t must be done prior to the auction ending. I am happy to take it to a mechanic of your choice within the Sheridan area if you want to have a pre purchase inspection done at your expense.
Once again, believe that Mr. Schmuck being the war hero he was deserves something too... So I am going to donate 10% of the final auction value to a NON-PROFIT organization of the purchasers choice, ut must go to a military NON PROFIT.
I HOPE THE NEW OWNER OF THIS TRUCK ENJOYS IT AS MUCH AS I HAVE... SO BE HAPPY AND BID ON! HERE'S TO THE "SCHMUCK TRUCK"!!
***I do have a video of the truck running and driving and will be uploading a link for you all to view. And I also have 50+ pics that will be viewable soon.