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. Read More
Hinsdale Farms was purchased by IH back in 1917. IH used the farm as a place to test their products like the Farmall tractor. The seller of this ’62 C120 wanted to pay tribute to Hinsdale Farm by applying the farm’s logo on the doors. The truck was delievered new to Kansas and has never had any rust repairs. Read More
We really love it when someone recognizes that even a lowly IH pickup deserves to be saved. These folks did and by the looks of the photos they have taken, it appears they have done a pretty good job in preserving the originality of it. Let’s face it, we don’t need another perfect nut and bolt restored pickup. What we do need are cool pickups and this is one of them. It is a 1/2 ton, 4X4, single cab with patina everywhere. Read More
We love to feature these Armageddon-prepared vehicles when we come across them. This one wasn’t built for getting out of Dodge when the grid goes down but to rescue people trapped in a fire. That is a very noble thing for a truck to do (and the brave folks who drove it). So the Traveler has lots of cool stuff in it and on it. All kinds of vintage radios and blinking lights plus a working winch up front. Equipped with proper wheels and tires makes this one pretty unstoppable in the down and dirty. Of course it has a hi/lo transfer case a trailer hitch and its share of bumps and scrapes. But it has no rust to speak of. We think this will be a bargain and you won’t be able to build anything like this for the price. Buy it, benchmark the service needs and address any non-functioning issues they head for the hills. Click here for the listing. Photography courtesy of Shadow Man.