1975 International Scout news, pictures, specifications, and information
The International Harvester Scout II made its debut in April of 1971 and brought with it many improvements over the original Scout. In 1973 the 4-cylinder engine was no longer offered on the Scout, however the energy crisis caused International to re-introduced the 4-cylinder engine for 1974.
The original version of the Scout was created as a competitor to the Jeep. The vehicle was developed and produced in a short time, taking less than two years to complete. The Scout line was introduced to the public on January 18th of 1961. The early examples were available as either a 2WD or 4WD version. The powerplant was a 4-cylidner unit offering 93 horsepower. They were equipped with a three-speed, floor mounted manual transmission.
The Scout 80 was the designation for the vehicles produced from 1961 through the mid-1965. The Scout 800 were produced from the late-1965 to mid-1971. The Scout 800 was followed by the Scout II, then the SS II (Super Scout) debuted in 1977. They were produced between 1977 and 1979.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012
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