Wrapping up the Saturday Edition of the Hooniverse International Harvester Weekend, here is a desirable 1980 International Scout II with the Nissan SD33T Turbo Diesel motor under the hood. There were a few of these beasts made, and this one looks thoroughly worked over. Make the jump to see…
This listing is self explanatory, so I will use most of it to explain this particular Scout.
It was bought new in Texas and basically spent its whole life in a garage. I bought it and had it shipped up to Iowa with 87000 original miles. My goal was to make a nice rig that could be used as a daily driver, parade vehicle, or to just putt around the neighborhood in on a Friday night and no expense was spared. If it needing something, I either fixed it or paid to have it fixed.
The floor was nicer than most Scouts that you see so to keep it that way, I did the KBS Rust seal 3 step process with a white final coat followed by a black bedliner material to keep it nice, give it some texture and make it easy to clean. It looks great and will hold up for many years to come. The body itself has no rust on it and the paint still shines! The door panels were also lined for a neat look and durability. New door gaskets were installed to keep it nice and tight going down the road. New struts were installed on the back liftgate/ rear window so it functions as it should and stays open when up.
The A/C (yes it has A/C!) blows cool but not cold. A new heater core and hoses were installed and the heat works great. I also installed HID headlamps and a new dimmer switch and they really light up the road while driving. Motor starts up and turbo produces boost as it should. It runs down the road fine at highway speeds. Trans shifts nice and transfer case goes in and out of 4×4 easily. Front locking hubs work as they should as well. I’m sure it goes well offroad but all I did was drive it in and out of my shop and down the road every so often to see how many looks I would get. Brakes work well and clutch grabs just fine.
It has a new battery, new filter with swiss cheesed airbox (comes with original also), upgraded downpipe w/ EGT probe, new exhaust, new alternator, rebuilt starter, new windshield washer tank, and new wiper blades. A full gauge pack was installed with Tach, EGT, and boost gauges. A 4″ lift kit on it with new shocks (rides better than stock now) and Aluminum alloy wheels with BRAND new LT235/85/16 Firestone Transforce A/T tires. There is the spare mounted on the bumper with a good shape 235/85/16 tire and another spare aluminum wheel/Pro Comp tire. Also have a full set of 15″ factory wheels with like new Goodyear tires, factory spare, factory hubcaps and lugnuts (you will get 11 tires/ wheels total).
This truck is being sold without a reserve (wonder of wonders), and the current high bid for this very capable vehicle is $6,600 as of this writing (Friday Morning). This is really a great SUV, with a couple of touches I think lower the value (Like the Rhino Lining in the interior), but when was the last time you saw a diesel Scout in this condition? See the listing here.
Oh look, there’s a video!