International Scout for sale California
1965 International Scout 80 2 wheel drive :No Reserve!This is a nice, original, driver qualtiy example of a Rust Free, super straight, never modified California Truck. This rare, 2 wheel drive Scout spent all it's life in the high desert, east of Los Angeles, until I bought and brought it back to the Midwest, had the engine profesionally rebuilt and used it as a summertime only toy. This Scout starts, runs and drives great with it's rebuilt factory original 152 4 cyl engine. The paintwork is a older driver type repaint, not show quality, but looks nice with fresh wash and a coat of wax. Comes with removable white factory travel top. To view 300+ pics of this Scout please visit my photobucket account @ Please call Ian with questions @ 330.607.2693
Body: The body is strong suit of this truck, and is quite impressive especially if you have looked at a lot of unrestored Scouts and seen how badly rusted, rotted, bondo'ed, and bashed up they usually are. This truck is an amazing survivor with super straight, rust free, and bone dry factory sheet metal, with rust free / straight rear quarter panels, wheel arches, door sills, door bottoms, fenders, and unpatched floor pans. There is stone chips in the paint in places, as well as some small dents (please see pics) The paint on the drivers side rear quarter worse than the rest of the truck. It is badly faded, rather scratched up, matte red and totally not shiny, and there is a spot above the rear wheel arch where an inch of paint has peeled away to show a 1" inch area where there is bare steel (please see pics)
The paint is driver quality red, but is appealing and shiny and looks good with a coat of wax, but is not a show quality or Barrett Jackson type paint job by any means. It's not a restoration quality paint job, but is attractive. The paint on the top not show quality at all, and starting to show the red paint underneath in some places where the white paint has chipped. To view 300+ pics of this Scout please visit my photobucket account @
Engine: This Scout starts easily and / runs / drives well with its original 4 cyl 152 cid slant 4. In 2006 I paid $2700 to have this engine completely rebuilt by a machine shop, bored .030 over with new piston rings, valve train, pushrods, cam, crankshaft machine work, and much more. The truck has been very reliable, and I have driven on several long road trips over the years. If you leave the truck sitting for several weeks it will leak a bit of oil.
The engine also has recent battery & alternator in the last couple years, as well as recent boil out service to the radiator. Other recent new parts include a new starter motor at the time of the engine rebuild.
Drivetrain: The 3 speed manual transmission shifts well as it should. The clutch and clutch master and slave cylinder were replaced in 2006 along with the engine rebuild. The universal joints for the driveshaft were replaced at the same time. The rear end was swapped for a Ford unit by the previous owner, which changed the final gearing so this Scout 80 is unique is that it can comfortable cruise at 65 mph on the freeway at a reasonable RPM. This is also why the front wheels are the International Scout 4 lug and the rear wheels are the 5 lug, but the wheel width and tire size are the same front and back.
Brakes: Brakes are 4 wheel drum and function well
Exhaust: Exhaust is in good shape with factory style setup, but with Flowmaster 40 style muffler.
Interior: Attractive and appears original. Vinyl covering on dashboard. CD player in dash. Factory Speedometer / Odometer work, All lights work, Gas Gauge works, Oil Pressure and Charging lights work, but Temp. Gauge does not, so I installed a mechanical AutoMeter gauge to keep an eye on things. Simple grey carpets and generic style Rubber Floor mats round out the interior.
Drivers side window is stuck in the down position in the drivers side door.To view 300+ pics of this Scout please visit my photobucket account @
Tires: Tires have good tread, and look to have had limited mileage since new. No spare tire is included.