In all this rush to overpay for boxy old 4x4s, the International Scouts seem to have managed to stay relatively out of the mix. That isn’t to say that nice old Scouts are cheap, but the Scout is still obscure compared to vintage Broncos or Land Rover Defenders. However, the folks at Iron and Resin know cool trucks, and that is why they teamed up with New Legend to build this badass 1976 International Super Scout II.
Now, all that stuff about Scouts not being expensive is easily proven here. The Legend x Iron and Resin collab is currently for sale, and the price is surprisingly low.
Iron and Resin and New Legend know cool when they see it
The folks at New Legend are well versed in rescuing old decrepit Scouts and transforming them into something worthy of praise. This 4×4 collab started life as a plain 1976 Scout II. The build transformed this run-of-the-mill-Scout into a one-off conjuring of the rare Super Scout II.
According to Silodrome, The original Super Scout II was released by International Harvester in 1977 as a light-weight, off-road racing-focused version of the Scout. These racing Scouts had fabric doors, a fabric roof, and several other features designed to keep it light and nimble.
What is an International Scout II?
The Scout II drops in 1971 as the last major iteration of the International Scout. The Scout 80 was first released in 1961 to compete with the Jeep CJ. By the early 70s, the 4×4 SUV market was raging, and the competition was fierce.
There was a pile of different Jeep models, the Ford Bronco, Chevy Blazer, Land Rover Defender, Toyota FJ, etc. The Scout II had its work cut out for it.
While the Scout II was plenty popular throughout the 1970s, it hit its peak in the second part of the decade when the Super Scout II came out and won the ‘77 Baja 1000.
The New Legend x Iron and Resin Super Scout II
This killer Scout was built with the experts over at New Legends at the helm. Instead of erasing the history of this particular road-worn Scout II, New Legends made a point to keep all the bumps and bruises front and center for the rebuild.
This Scout II restomod got a freshly tuned 345 cubic inch V8 paired with a crisp, low-mileage T-19 4-speed manual transmission. A serviced Dana 20 transfer case was installed and fitted with new U-joints for years of dependability.
They went on to rebuild the radiator, give it all-new hoses, rebuild the steering box, and bolt on a new 30-gallon fuel tank. New ball joints and wheel bearings were also fitted to the newly-serviced front axle, and the rear axles were rebuilt with a Detroit Trutrac limited-slip differential and new brakes. It also got an all-new premium Deaver suspension kit. Needless to say, don’t let the crusty paint fool you; this Super Scout II clone is ready to roll.
Iron and Resin stepped in with the impeccable interior work using a custom buffalo and waxed canvas interior. The front seats are original mid-back seats that were reupholstered, and the carpets were removed to ensure that the interior is easy to clean.
The dream duo also added a custom hardtop dome with waxed canvas removable soft sides and rear panels. A 5-point roll cage was added for safety, and it works in conjunction with an FSR rooftop tent.
How much does this dream Super Scout II cost?
The list of details stretches on forever, but what you see here is a purpose-built “Super” Scout II, built by professionals as badass as possible. The work is done with quality and care, not to mention impeccable taste.
Silodrome notes that the asking price for the truck is a shockingly reasonable $35,000. That is basically a base model 2021 Bronco (if you could get one). Compare this to the restomod vintage Broncos or Defenders, and you’ll see a fine deal starring back. Long live the Scout, and may it never get too expensive for regular folks to enjoy some vintage 4×4 action.