1979 International Scout II 4×4

Condition Used
Body SUV
Make International
Model Scout II
Mileage 96000 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1979
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Gray
History Yes
VIN: J0062JGD23176

A step outside the mainstream for 1970s full-size SUVs, this 1979 International Scout II has been professionally refurbished with new factory-color paint and blue-plaid upholstery, and has its original powertrain. The 304-cu.in. V-8 in this 1979 Scout II is original to the vehicle and he states that it has not been rebuilt during his ownership, though he does believe it was rebuilt at some point in its history. He says that the 304 “fires easily,” with a brand-new starter, and has no smoke or unexpected noises. The engine is paired with a Borg-Warner T-150 three-speed manual transmission, which the seller indicates shifts “smooth as glass.” The transmission is coupled to a “TC-145” two-speed transfer case, which is International Harvester’s identification on the Line Setting Ticket. The transfer case is the common Dana 20 that ended up in Jeeps, Chevrolet trucks, Broncos, and many other 4x4 vehicles of the era. The Scout II features Dana 44 axles at either end with a 3.54 gear set, and “Lock-o-Matic” hubs on the front. the Scout II was repainted in its original Embassy Gray finish, which has been applied during his ownership. He says that it was a professional repaint and he has receipts as documentation. He notes that the vehicle has spent its entire life in North Carolina and, as a result, required minimal rust repair before it was painted. The paint quality in the photos appears to be excellent, with no blemishes to report. The top and bumpers were painted with Gloss White enamel. The hardtop was removed when it was painted, and equipped with side seals. The seller says that all of the seals around the doors and tailgate were also replaced. He also reports no leaks from the top or the windows, and adds that there’s a tiny star crack near the middle of the windshield, but that it’s “hardly noticeable” and the rest of the glass is in “excellent” condition. The exterior lighting is all reportedly functional. had the seats reupholstered with vinyl accents and blue-plaid cloth seating surfaces. The upholstery appears to be slightly customized with white piping around the edges and the cloth seating surface, but the plaid pattern mirrors the upholstery a stock Scout could’ve had in 1979. The front seats are high-back buckets and match the rear bench seat. Each seating position has what appears to be a new seat belt. The carpet is gray and was installed when the vehicle was restored. The dash appears to be largely original and unrestored. The instrument panel appears to be clear and legible, and the engine-turned trim around the gauges looks clean and undisturbed. The original audio system was replaced with a late-model JVC head unit with a USB input. The brakes have reportedly been serviced with a new master cylinder and power brake booster, new drums and pads in the rear, and new front brake lines. The truck rides on newly painted white steel wagon wheels with no evidence of damage or curb rash. The wheels are equipped with Goodyear Wrangler SR-As, sized 235/75R15 with date codes from 2015 and 2016.