Kee Moh Sah Bee, again: ’76 International Harvester Scout II
We liked our write-up for the first Scout we featured so much, we decided to use part of it again for today’s featured Scout.
We didn’t see Johnny Depp’s Lone Ranger but remember vaguely watching reruns of the TV show. Tonto refers to Lone (they were on a first name basis) as Kee Moh Sah Bee. Some Native American linguistic scholars translate that to mean One Who Peeks or Scout. So the folks at International Harvester picked a good name when they landed on Scout. Kee Moh Sah Bee would have never worked. The first Scout was introduced in 1960. The Scout II was introduced in 1971. The basic sheet metal remained unchanged until production stopped in October 1980. During the 20-year period, 532,674 Scouts were produced. The Scout, introduced as a commercial utility pickup in 1960, set the stage for future 4-wheel recreational vehicles of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Now today’s Scout is probably one of the best if not the best Scout available anywhere. It is in better than new condition and fully detailed. Apparently, the previous owner was an International Harvester enthusiast and lavished much love on this one. Besides being in good cosmetic condition, the Scout is first and foremost a bulldog of a 4X4. It has a 2-speed transfer case, front locking hubs, automatic transmission, power steering & brakes and air conditioning. The top you see in the photos is removable so it is also an air-conditioned convertible. A perfect beach car if there ever was one. The asking price is a strong $19,995 however try building one of these for less. Click here for the listing.