The History of the International Harvester Scout

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The name International has become synonymous with tractors, trucks and, of course, the legendary Scout. While the company itself has closed shop, leaving other companies to pick up production of its vehicles, International Scouts for Sale are still very much sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. You can’t deny the impact that International Harvester has had on the automotive industry, the Scout or even the sturdy International trucks were not the first products turned out by the company Farm equipment was actually sold before any of the Scout models.

International Harvester started in the agricultural business, but in 1907 the company started producing its first civilian vehicle. It was the birth of the International wagon After 1907 International started to make light trucks, this put them on the map along with the larger companies like Chevy, Ford, and Jeep.The last year for any International Scout For Sale was in 1975. It was a great run.

The first International Scout For Sale entered the picture in 1961 with the introduction of the Scout 80. Made to compete directly with the Willys Jeep, the Scout had many of the same features that the Jeep possessed. There were some minor changes from year to year after the introduction of the Scout 80

With the introduction of the Scout 800, came the availability of rear seats, as well as bucket seats in the front, and improved heating. The next model was the 800A in ’69. This model was more comfortable then earlier models, and had a V-8 engine available as an option The Scout II was revealed in 1971 replacing the 800B.

With a struggling economy, internal problems inside the company and a worker’s strike in 1979, International plunged into financial crisis. The strike lasted nearly six months and cost International Harvester nearly $600 million. International Harvester sold its IH logo and the name in 1984, this was the end of the company as we know it.