1977 International Scout II Traveler Custom

The International Scout, made by International Harvester from 1961 to 1980, was a popular precursor to today’s SUV. With a long wheelbase and powered by a variety of optional engines, it was a popular alternative to its competitor, the legendary Jeep. The Scout II, which, despite its name, was actually the fourth design generation of the Scout.

The Scout II proved to be a fierce competitor both on the road and the highly popular off-road racing circuit. Jerry Boone drove one specially modified for the rigors of competition in the legendary Baja 1000 in 1977. Finishing the run in under 20 hours and nearly two hours ahead of his competitors, Boone finished 1st in the production 4×4 class and cemented the Scout II as an off-road icon.

RM Sotheby's will be offering this example at their upcoming Arizona auction between the 18-19th January 2018. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Patrick Ernzen ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.