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1980 International Scout

In case you haven’t heard, the Volkswagen Group has announced the formation of an all-new lineup of electric SUVs and pickup trucks to be marketed under the Scout brand.

The new trucks are , and will likely be retailed via a direct factory-to-consumer sales model, and not though existing dealer networks.

But what about the Scout brand? If you’re old enough, and your memory is sharp enough, you may recall that International Harvester sold a spunky off-road vehicle dubbed Scout between 1961 and 1980. Movie buffs may recall that an International Scout was driven by Burt Reynolds in the feature film .

The Scout was available only as a two-door model, but a similar 4-door model, Travelall, was also built by International between 1953 and 1975. Think Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and you’ll understand the relationship between the Scout and Travelall.

Fun fact: Swiss luxury coachbuilder Monteverdi build a pricey SUV dubbed Safari, which was based on the Scout. You can . For those interested, we have assembled a number Scout and Travelall ads for your consideration. Let us know what you think.


1961 Travelall

1961 Travelall Ad


1964 Scout

1964 Scout Ad


1964 Travelall

1964 Travelall Ad


1966 Scout

1966 Scout Ad


1969 Scout

1969 Scout Ad


1969 Scout

1969 Scout Ad


1977 Scout

1977 Scout Ad



1978 Scout II

1978 Scout Ad


1980 Scout

1980 Scout Ad

International Scout Gallery

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Written by: on November 9, 2022.


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