1978 International Scout Traveler V8 Convertible 4x4 "Survivor"

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:International Harvester
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Blue
Engine:345 V8
Trim:Convertible Hatchback
Number of Cylinders:8
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1978 International Scout Traveler V8 4x4 Convertible Survivor

Very rare, highly optioned, Traveler up for auction. These longer wheelbase Scouts (118") rarely come up for sale. The Traveler was the only produced between 1976 and 1980 and was the only International model to win the prestigious 4x4 of the year award. Not only are the very stable on the trail but the top comes off and makes one of the coolest convertible trucks around. International only produced ~37k models in 1978 but most of those we're the smaller Scout II's.
This is a very nice, original, one owner Traveler. I've had many in the past and they are difficult to find that are not totally rusted out. The Traveler had been in storage under cover and it’s in unbelievable condition. I purchased from the grandson who inherited it after his grandfather past away. I have excellent documentation from the original line ticket to the original owner’s manual and even have a journal that was kept with oil changes and misc. maintenance records. I also have the Service manual for it which also has original notes in it…it’s all very cool and you just never see vintage stuff like this anymore. It was ordered and purchased primarily for towing a travel trailer. It has its original 345 with the very desirable square bore manifold. The Holley 4bbl carb was just rebuilt and it runs perfect. New valve cover gaskets. Automatic 727 tranny shifts firm and works great. Power brakes & power steering are in good condition. It starts up every time without effort! Does not smoke and you can hardly hear it run because it's so quiet but it does have nice dual exhaust. The odometer shows 1923 and the previous owner is very confident that the mileage is 111923. All mechanicals/gauges/lights work great (including the fuel gauge…bonus). It has rare factory AC (needs to be charged) & factory cruise control. The original paint is the very cool and unique "I call it Tiffany" blue. The body is in very good condition without any damage or evidence of ever being in a wreck. It only has two small areas of rust: The lower front fender rocker has small trace of bubbles but not bad at all and the other area is the two front body mounts but they can be bought from Scoutparts.com for $55 ea. (
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