1979 International Harvester Scout II SS Replica
Interested in a classic 4x4 that was the last year for the Scout SS and circle headlights for the International Scout? We have one with some serious off-road credibility and hot rod attitude here at MotoeXotica Classic Cars in this 1979 International Scout II Super Scout Replica, complete with a 355ci V8 power plant. Introduced in 1977, the Scout SSII was a topless, doorless sport utility vehicle with black plastic overlays for the door openings; an optional soft top and doors were available to keep out the weather. The Scout SS was the most direct threat to the venerable Jeep CJ yet, and represented a quality and enjoyable off-road package.
Finished in Mint Green with gold and black trim and new tan, canvas soft top and side doors, the exterior is in overall excellent order. This truck’s windshield and lights are clear and intact, the body is straight and solid. This Scout has custom-made bumpers and step bars and a six-inch lift. The top and doors are completely removable for off-roading or just some warm-weather fun.
Under the forward-hinged hood is a high-performance 355 CID Chevrolet small-block V-8 motor replete with aluminum heads, Competition Cams valve covers, an aluminum open-air intake manifold, Hedman Headers, a four-barrel Quadrajet carburetor, a Griffin radiator, an Edelbrock air cleaner and a Moroso ignition system. It’s backed by a floor-shifted automatic, two-speed transfer case and Dana 44 front and rear axles. The differential covers are chrome, too. Driver convenience features include power steering and power brakes with front discs.
This Scout rolls on Interco Super Swamper tires, size 33x10.50R15LT on all wheels. The front axle features Warn lockout hubs. Each tire surrounds a chrome, alloy wheel. All wheels and tires are in very good condition.
Inside, the two tone interior is in overall very good condition. The front buckets and rear bench seat are in great shape and the front buckets look especially comfortable. The front buckets come with armrests and the rear bench is full-width. A padded roll bar provides protection for everyone on board. The three-spoke steering wheel is in good, original order and wear an aftermarket wrap. The instrument panel wears a strip of wood veneer, is in overall very good order and has a set of engine coolant temp, voltmeter and oil pressure gauges bolted beneath dash. The gearshift and transfer case levers are in good, original shape. Rounding out the interior is a modern JBL AM/FM stereo with CD player.
The 1977–79 Scout IIs used the same grille between the same headlight bezels the new chrome grille had two large horizontal bars with three vertical support lines and the “International” nameplate moved up to the center of the grille on the left side.
Competition to this Scout in 1979 included Chevrolet’s K10 Blazer, Dodge’s Ramcharger, Ford’s Bronco, GMC’s K10 Jimmy, Jeep’s CJ-7 and Plymouth’s Trailduster.
If you seek a trail-ready, classic 4x4 that will turn heads on or off the trail, you should stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars to consider this ’79 Scout. It’s road ready and has all the ingredients for a recipe of fun on or off the highway.
This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 54,166 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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