1971 International Harvester Scout 800 “V” Model

1971 International Harvester Scout 800

Condition: Used
Make: International Harvester
Model: Scout
Type: Convertible
Trim: 800
Year: 1971
Mileage: 48,218
VIN: *********9772
Color: White
Engine: V8
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Buckeye, Arizona, United States

Description for International Harvester Scout 1971

1971 International Harvester Scout 800 “V” Model, Convertible, V8 w/ Manual Trans, Arizona Rust Free, “Barn Find” Vintage SUV

Up for auction is this super rare and desirable 1971 International Scout 800 “V” Model. This “Barn Find” baby Scout was rescued from the Arizona desert where it had sat for over a decade. Its perfect rust free and damage free body will make a great candidate for a nice restoration. This is the LAST year of production for this body style! The mileage only reads 48,218 and it very well could be the original mileage based on the evidence of the rest of the vehicle.

If you've done your research than you know that these 800's “V” Models are truly the Scout to have especially when they have the sought after V8! This is the Scout that the early Bronco's wished we're never born! The 800's we're the true SUV that started it all and others tried to copy. The majority of these baby Scouts were the 4 cylinder models and although they we're great off-road vehicles, they were severely underpowered and tough to drive on today's modern roads and highways. The coveted “V” model is the one to have! Not only is it the most desirable year and best looking model, but has the big V8 power to back up the reputation!

This Baby Scout is very complete. It has the V8 backed by a manual trans. There is no info on the non-running motor but this is the way you want to find these 800’s. Take a look at how straight and solid the side panels, rocker, fender lips and floors are! Not one sign of beginning cancer. The driver’s side floor has a small crack and looks like it was high-sided from underneath by something that caused the crack but no visible rust anywhere. The top comes off easily and makes into a sweet convertible and looks way better than a classic Bronco because there are no silly door frames that get in the way of the smooth lines of this true convertible!

Hagerty Insurance recently said this about International Scouts: “International Scout SUVs are up by 85 percent" and that "vintage SUVs are going to be the next big trend in car collecting. “Hagerty Observes Significant Shift in Allure of Vintage Sport Utility Vehicles”

Hagerty also values this particular restored model at over 30K and that’s not surprising considering that the more common 4-cylinder versions of this model is currently pulling consistent low 20’s in price in the market today.

With new paint, rebuilt driveline, new interior & wheels /tires….this is a $30K Scout all day long! Don’t let this opportunity pass by of owning a great investment and not to mention a solid restoration project! Clean AZ title signed & notarized.

Thanks for the Interest and happy bidding!