The 1970s was a particularly good decade for cars in many respects and if you’re after a vehicle from this era that has been thoroughly bought well and truly into the 21st century, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better candidate than this 1970 International Harvester Scout 800 which is being auctioned on Bring A Trailer. With the current bid under $30k, you’ll be able to get your hands on an icon of the road without having to break the bank.
This 1970 International Harvester Scout 800 on Bring A Trailer is a resplendent looking machine that will be the ideal companion for all the road trip adventures you’ve got planned this summer and beyond. This superb looking steed represents somewhat of a steal if the auction ends with the price under $30k (as it currently is) and for any one after a vintage road worrier with a contemporary twist, look no further.
Powered by a304ci V8 mated to a four-speed manual gearbox and a dual-range transfer case, you’ll be impressed by the powerful performance of this 1970 International Harvester Scout 800. It has been repainted in a muted and stylish green, and additional alterations to the original include the addition of power steering, a dual exhaust system, aftermarket wheels, fender flares and luxurious custom upholstery. The carburetor, oil pump, and water pump have been rebuilt, and the fuel system was refreshed two years ago so the performance it offers now is actually better than when brand new.
The 1970 International Harvester Scout 800 is a mighty functional machine with the addition of black fender flares and an array of additional exterior equipment which includes the likes of a rear receiver hitch, roof rails, windshield wipers, aftermarket bumpers, and fog lights – all of which combine to make this one adventure ready machine. The fantastic condition of the vehicle is remarkable given its age and the fact it has been almost entirely overhauled both inside and out makes the fact you’re likely to get it for sub-$30k all the more amazing.
Boasting Eagle Alloys 15″ wheels which have been wrapped in 33″ x 12.5″ Thunderer Trac Grip mud-terrain tires, and a front axle that is equipped with manually locking hubs, no terrain will represent a challenge for this fantastic looking Scout. It has a power-steering system which has been added, and the steering box was reportedly upgraded with a larger unit from a Scout II to make it handle like a dream whenever you fire it up.
Though some motoring purists would perhaps like the original interior intact, there’s no denying that this 1970 International Harvester Scout 800 on Bring A Trailer has been given one thoroughly impressive interior overhaul. It has two-tone bolstered bucket seats with headrests, matching door panels, black carpeting, and a painted dash. An aftermarket head unit and power port have also been fitted to enhance the overall comfort of the machine when out on the open road.
With current bidding currently standing at just $27k, some lucky individual is going to get their hands on a remarkable looking and performing machine with this 1970 International Harvester Scout 800. Restored to a wonderfully high standard but retaining its old-school charm, it’s safe to say we’d love this to be our next set of wheels here at Coolector HQ.