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International Harvester Scout II – NW 18th & Johnson, Portland (OR)

June 1st, 2010 by Emir

I don’t know too much about these little utes but their muscular looks, short-wheel-base, huge tires and questionable ride quality have always fascinated me. Of course, I would always feel more comfortable around a Defender, Wrangler or a Gelaendwagen. Their lean aesthetic and purposeful/functional design epitomize off-road vehicles as far as I’m concerned. But in spite of their misleading design (muscular off-road vehicle with a few soft curves), I’m sure these Scouts have something to say. Like a small dump truck that’s being forced into a car body…

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  • Love ‘em. Have a ’72 myself.

  • Oh! I had forgotten aout these, the first off road car produced in the USA during the early 1960′s. Many car parts remain available and I am told there is a strong fan base that ensure this little beauty remains on our roads.

  • Seems like SUVs have evolved to a state where many may have forgotten some of the pioneer SUVs such as the IH Scout, which is one of the first production American civilian off-road sport utility vehicles. It is good to know this make is still much appreciated.

    Regards,
    Gordon Mclnnes