1980 International Scout II Traveler 4x4 Midas Edition Rare For Sale
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1980 International Harvester Scout II Traveler 4X4 Midas Edition US-specs Rare 1 of 298 made...
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1980 International Scout II Traveler 4x4 Midas Edition
•Rare Midas Edition Scout, one of only 298 produced.
•Collectable final model year for the Scouts
•Sun Yellow exterior with brown and tan body stripes, white top
•345 V-8 engine with upgraded four-barrel carburetor
•Chrysler’s A727 three-speed automatic transmission and 3.31 gearing
•Dana 44 front and rear axles plus a two-speed transfer case
•Saffron Yellow (code 4417) exterior with Tan Cruiser Package, white top and a plaid brown cloth interior
•Vintage air-conditioning, power steering and power brakes, discs in front
•Swivel front bucket seats and Digitar overhead clock display
- Many Binders have passed through our Classic Car’s garage door but this example is one of the last models International made before it gave up on its light truck lines completely.
- This Scout II Traveler 4x4 Midas Edition has the rare swivel front bucket seats, roof-mounted luggage rack and swivel front bucket seats with folding armrests.
- From 1977 to 1980 International Harvester contracted with Midas Van Conversion Co. of Elkhart, Indiana, to build special luxury models to be offered through its dealers. However these vehicles were only offered for a short time, making them very rare today.
- The Midas Van Conversions had the typical custom van touches – shag carpet, brown plaid highlights, funky cosmic root beer graphics, overhead digital displays, swivel seats – applied
The Scout line for 1980 had a bright new face, featuring a new grille flanked by modern rectangular headlamps. Power steering became standard equipment along with a smaller diameter steering wheel.
Made in October 1979 at International-Harvester’s Fort Wayne, Indiana factory, this Scout is finished in Sun Yellow in 2011 with a brown and tan paint striping scheme and a white top. Its paint and trim are in overall great shape.
- The Midas Edition interior is all factory original and will take you back to the days of plaid and shag. You will be hard pressed to find anything like this Scout!
The Scout’s bodywork is solid and straight, its bumpers and cargo area are in good, original order. The rear hatch lid is heavy but opens and closes easily enough.
This Scout rolls on Firestone FR380 white stripe radials, size 235/75R15 at all four corners. Each tire is mounted to a factory wheel with front locking hubs. The wheels are in good, original order while the tires are in very good condition.
- Under that front-hinged hood is a 345 CID V-8 engine upgraded to a four-barrel carburetor.
- Backing this motor is Chrysler’s A727 three-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case. This Binder has a 3.31:1 rear end. Four-wheel drive power is routed through Dana 44 front and rear axles.
- Driver convenience features includes working vintage air-conditioning, power steering and power brakes, discs in front.
- Inside, it has those previously mentioned front bucket plaid Midas seats that swivel with fold-down armrests. The front and rear seats are upholstered in a brown plaid pattern that is in very good, original condition, as is the matching brown carpet and brown headliner.
- The headliner comes with reading lights for the rear passengers and separate overhead cargo lights along with an overhead Digitar overhead clock/alarm between driver and front passenger The instrument panel has a full array of gauges but the temp, fuel speedo/odo are inoperable.
- While the inner door lines are in good, original order and a factory AM/FM stereo rounds out the interior.
In 1980, the final year of production for the Scout, the grille was a very distinctive design, available with black or silver, a one-piece grille with square headlights, made of ABS plastic. Both grille color options had imprinted chrome trim around the headlights and an “International” name located on the left side. Starting with late 1974 Scout IIs, disc and power brakes were standard features. Early 1974 models had disc brakes as a rarely selected option. A three-speed A727 automatic made by Chrysler was optional.
Competition to this Scout in 1980 included Chevrolet’s K10 Blazer, Dodge’s Ramcharger, Ford’s Bronco, GMC’s K10 Jimmy, Jeep’s Cherokee Laredo and Plymouth’s Trailduster.
Binder fans and truck collectors, this one is worth checking out in person. If you’re seeking something other than a classic Blazer or a Bronco 4x4, this one could be your ticket! Stop by our Classic Cars today to check it out for yourself!
This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 12,103 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!?
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