Continuing on with our International Harvester Weekend, here is a gorgeous 1979 Scout II Rallye Edition. This truck has been a life long California Resident, and while its sad to hear that this truck has never seen a day of foul weather or a salty road in her life, it is a testament as to how this truck has survived to find another owner in the future. So, lets explore this like new 1979 International Harvester Scout II Rallye…
Good solid, original, unmodified Scouts are getting nearly impossible to find, and the seller states this in his (or her) listing, and he (or she) is probably right. This is a stunning example of an early SUV, before the term SUV was ever coined. According to the listing:
This truck has the original 345 V8, 727 Automatic, Rallye package, Factory AC (all there but not cold) Original retro plaid interior. Power steering and brakes. Factory chrome wheels.
The body and paint are stunning! Straight as an arrow with a nice finish. Probably better than the day she rolled off the assembly line. Its had only had 1 very high quality base coat, clear coat repaint to its original color. Started off as a completely rust free vehicle. I have pics from before restoration. Everything was taken apart and was done right! New windshield gasket was also installed.The undercarriage is also completely rust free! No rust, no scaling, no patching, no under coating gunk covering up stuff. Just nice and original. Its also had new polyurethane body mount bushings installed.
The interior is very nice. The dash pad is perfect! Seats look new. I had new carpet and the carpet on the bottom of the door panels redone. All of the glass is good. Someone had installed a pullout stereo in the past. I have a perfect uncut dash face and original radio that comes with the truck.
The seller states that this is one of the nicest Scouts around, and that it draws a crowd everywhere it goes. Of that I have no doubt. Asking price for this truck is $11,900, which seems reasonable for a completely stock Scout. That interior is a key selling point, at least for me. See the eBay listing here. So, is this the Cornbinder you would want to take home?
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