The IH Scout
As in, International Harvester Scout. The one you see with your gorgeous brown/hazel/blue eyes is the 80 Scout, probably from around 1961. The Scout was suppose to be International Harvester’s answer to the Jeep – fold down front window, rough terrain vehicle, two removable doors. In fact, that’s exactly what the Jeep had, but the Jeep could carry a heavier payload.
This little doggie sold for about $1700, much cheaper than the Jeep in those days, but the Scout’s days were numbered. The 80 morphed into the Scout 8000 in 1966 (the year of The Mayor), and although the engine ramped up to 111 hp, Kaiser introduced the V6 to the Jeep and blew the Scout to smithereens , performance wise. As for sales, funnily enough, the Scout outsold the Jeep throughout the 60’s and 70’s.
What happened to the Scout, you ask. Maybe your momma stole it.
Whoa, that was totally uncalled for.