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1979 Scout II Traveltop

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Tell us about your Scout:

When I was in Junior High, I had to walk buy the local IH dealer in my town to get to school. I would always ogle the IH Scouts, Travelalls and pickups in their tiny gravel lot. I liked them all, but loved the Scout 800s the best. I went by that dealer to see the new Scout II (actually Scout 810) when they first came out. As soon as I got my first job out of college (1979), I visited that dealer to purchase a new Scout. There was a 79 Scout II Rallye on the lot that I wanted more than anything. It was painted Dark Brown Poly with a Winter White top. It had the deluxe russet plaid interior, A/C, cruise control, AM/FM radio, swing away tire carrier and rear step bumper. Unfortunately, I discovered that the Scout was far too expensive for someone with a starting salary of $17,000.00/year! I had to wait until 1984, after the Scout was no longer manufactured, to buy my first Scout. I picked it up for $3,500.00! I've had two Scout II's since then. The first and the one I have now (purchased when I was 27 yrs old) were nearly the same - a 79 Scout II Rallye in Dark Brown Poly with a Winter White top, A/C, cruise control, AM/FM radio, swing away tire carrier and rear step bumper. The first one had tan vinyl seats and rubber floor mats and the one I bought nearly 40 years ago had the deluxe russet plaid interior. I still love Scouts.

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B Payne
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Oklahoma City, OK

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