Thursday, March 20, 2014

1979 International Scout II Traveler

The Scout first appeared in 1960, six years before the Ford Bronco and 7 before the Chevy K/5 Blazer. By the late sixties, these three were big competitors in the SUV market. The Scout II arrived in 1971, and updated it to better compete with the larger and more comfortable Blazer. It remained basically unchanged until 1980, the last year for Scouts, when it gained rectangular headlights. Travelers, like this one, had a longer wheelbase than standard Scouts, and were available with the soft top shown here or a large fiberglass roof.

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