The International Harvester Scout
1966 I-H Scout Half-Cab (sometimes referred to as a Scout Pickup)
Available in both 2WD and (mostly) 4WD, the Scouts came with four-cylinder engines, then sixes and eights, with the four cylinder option making a comeback in the fuel-crisis Seventies. Even a diesel engine (sourced from Nissan) was available in its last years. It was for naught as I-H made the decision to end production in the 1980 model year, citing low sales figures, and their belief that the market for these types of vehicles was slowly disappearing in the face of high fuel prices. If only they could have seen the near future, but of course, they couldn’t. Chrysler bought the rights to the Scout model name a couple of years ago, but hasn’t slapped it on anything. Yet.
Hopefully it will be a vehicle worthy of the name.
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