Originally produced by International Harvester in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Scout series competed with the likes of Jeep, Land Rover, and Ford back in its day. The Scout II was the successor to the Travelall — a post-war consumer automobile designed in the early 1950s and served as a precursor for the future category of sport-utility vehicles.
The custom Scout II seen in the gallery above, is set to hit the RM Sotheby’s Auction in Arizona later this month. The vehicle has received a slightly aggressive makeover, covered in a rich military-green coat. The SUV combines it’s military heritage with the vintage two-tone vibes from the ’70s. Sitting under the hood is a Vortec L96, GM’s 6.0-liter V8 crate engine which boasts 360 horsepower and 380 feet of torque. Check out the full gallery above to see what car collectors expect will go for anywhere between $70,000 – $90,000 USD on January 18th or 19th.
RM Sotheby’s Auction
2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016