It’s ironic that, on the very cusp of the SUV revolution, International Harvester stopped production of its Scout, a line of truly sporty and utilitarian vehicles. Unlike so many of today’s tufted and frilly trucks that, aggressive images notwithstanding, are rarely used to go any further off-road than a mall parking lot, the Scout was a basic, yet brilliant, concept. In its day, it was the de facto American Land Rover in terms of its possibilities, abilities and attitude. Today, it’s something of a 4X4 icon.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2005/07/05/collectible-classic-1961--1980-international-harvester-scout