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69 Scout 800a Aristocrat

1969 Scout 800A – Aristocrat

The International Harvester Scout is an off-road vehicle produced by International Harvester from 1961 to 1980. A precursor of more sophisticated SUVs to come, it was created as a competitor to the Jeep, and it initially featured a fold-down windshield. The Scout and second-generation Scout II were produced in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as two-door trucks with a removable hardtop with options of a full-length roof, half-cab pickup, and/or soft top.


This International Harvester Scout is reportedly one of 2,500 Aristocrat models produced for the 1969 model year and has been with the seller since 2009. The truck is powered by a 304ci V8 mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission and was repainted under previous ownership as well as receiving several other cosmetic modifications. Mechanical work will need to be carried out before it is put back on the road according to the seller. This 800A is offered with a line setting ticket, a set of badges, and a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name.

The Aristocrat models originally featured a two-tone scheme, though this truck was repainted dark blue under one of its previous owners. A number of exterior photos in the gallery show dings, scuffs, and areas of fading around the bodywork. Rust is also noted in the floorboards, rocker panels, right rear fender well, and a corner of the removable hardtop.

The factory stainless steel roof rack and bumpers remain in place along with OEM rally-style wheels. The truck should have its suspension rebuilt, tires replaced, and brakes refreshed before being put back on the road according to the seller.

The blue interior shows rips, discoloration, and other wear throughout. The steering wheel, door mirrors, and interior grab bars are not correct according to the seller, and a CD player has been mounted in the dash. Dynamat has been laid under the cargo floor carpet as well as in both doors. The 5-digit odometer shows 82k miles, with total mileage unknown.

The 304ci V8 was factory rated at 193 horsepower with 272 lb-ft of torque and sends power through a 3-speed automatic transmission and selectable 2-speed transfer case. An updated alternator and extra fuse block have been added recently. The seller mentions a leak coming from the transmission.

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