1980 international scout For Sale

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US $15.000.00
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Traveler Midas
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Walland, Tennessee, United States
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SD133 Diesel
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4-Wheel Drive
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Description 1980 international scout

1980 International Scout II Travler Midas Edition Diesel

It just doesn't get any cooler than this in vintage SUV's. This a special Midas Edition Vehicle and the last year the Scout was made. This is the Traveler version that is longer than a regular Scout II and has the Fiberglass Top rather than steel. This Scout has been rescued and restored for using as a daily driver or weekend camping trip. I don't restore trailer queens. I don't see the point if you want to use it. This Scout was used on a farm in KY and I purchased it from the original owner who's Son lived in Johnson City, TN. This Scout sat for many years because the sheet metal in the floors and rockers were gone. The old man just went out and started it every so often to keep it running.  He wanted to fix the floors but never got the time to do so. From the floors up it was in excellent shape being stored in the dry. 

Engine - A very good SD33 Nissan Diesel Engine with low mileage. All the maintenance has been done with fresh fluids and hoses where it was needed. New battery. After about 3 cycles with the glow plugs she starts up with little smoke even sitting for a bit.  I added a Pyrometer so you can keep an eye on exhaust temperature and not fry this excellent motor. No matter how much you push it, it does stay running cool. A new 2.5" Exhaust has been installed from down tube to the back without a muffler. You can't help but like the sound of a diesel. 

DriveTrain and Suspension- It all is factory and works well, Transfer case is easy to shift, axles have all been rebuilt and painted. The Traveler has a new Rough Country 2.5" Lift Kit with new shocks and bushings. The front has the heavy duty CPT Shackle Conversion. The suspension is all brand new. 

Brakes - New brakes front to back including the brake lines both hard and soft. New rotor, pads and shoes.  Upgraded to Hydro Boost with excellent stopping power since the factory setup never really worked. Every diesel Scout needs a hydro boost. 

Tires - New 33" BFG AT2 KO on original polycast wheels. They ride like a dream. New lug nuts. Free rotate and balance from Discount Tire. There is an original spare wheel with cover in the rear. 

Sheet Metal and Paint - There is zero filler in this body and most of it has the original paint on the body. A ton of work has been done repairing all the sheet metal. As you can see from the photos the floors, outer and and inner rockers, cab corners and much more have all been replaced to factory new. Everything was coated under to prevent more rust in the future. The bed liner was color match to the vehicle with the main goal to keep as much originality as possible. I did not try to take out every spot and minor dent but all the gaps are excellent. The paint scheme and stripe kit can not be reproduced and in my opinion the best thing about this edition. The Fiberglass top has been resprayed with bed liner and I don't think it has ever been removed. The rear door need a little guidance but latches closes and locks. The Scout appears to have never been wrecked or even get a good size dent. 

Interior - The interior carpet was not something that could not be saved. The seats and everything else is there in the original fabric. You can decide if you want to keep the bed liner as is or perhaps find a matching carpet or floor liner. All the gauges work. The radio works but there are no speakers hooked up in the door or the rear but the wires and holes are there. The courtesy lighting needs to be reconnected. The headliner is in great shape in the original fabric also. The front doors have new weather stripping and open and shut perfectly. Doors lock. Dash pad is excellent. Heater core is new. All the under dash AC is there but not working or charged. 

Other -The gas tank is solid steel 33 gallons. It was cleaned and a new sending unit added so the fuel gauge would work. All the lights work correctly. The front winch is great with remote included.  One of the hard top sliders needs a latch. All the glass is in great shape except the windshield has a crack, but I could not force myself to pull it with that original International Logo on it. The side windows both roll up and down. The vent wing are mostly in good shape but the driver has a break in the upper corner metal that does not hurt operation. 

This Scout drives great on the road and does not wander. It is easy to drive but if you haven't had a diesel from this era, you will need to get use to driving it. These engines have a ton of torque but not horsepower. It won't set any 0-60 records. Those 4 speeds are there for a reason and you have to get the most out of each one. The magic is when you drop it down in 4 Low. This Scout will go anywhere and look good doing it. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am sure I have missed something so don't hesitate to ask. $1000 immediate deposit via PayPal. Thanks for looking and good luck!

The sale is subject to the following conditions and representations:

Buyer will send Seller full payment via cashiers check or personal check. Once the funds are

cleared and verified, Seller will mail the clear TN title. Seller will then communicate with the

Buyer for pickup arrangements. The vehicle will not be release until funds are verified by the

local bank. For a personal check or cashier check this can take up to 14 days.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The

seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects

herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made

on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or

representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of

any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to

have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that

judgement solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral

statements about the vehicle.

All shipping charges and fees are the responsibility of the Buyer. Any damage to the vehicle

during shipment is the responsibility of the Buyer.

All sales are final. No returns, refunds, or exchanges.

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