If you had a chance to attend the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, you noticed a lot of builds that were painted in various shades of orange. This restomod 1979 International Scout is no exception. The trend rolls on. Orange is the new black!
International Harvester, a company that mainly manufactured machinery for agriculture and construction vehicles, made the original Scout starting in the 1960s. The Scout wasn’t known for longevity and performance. It was created as a competitor to the Jeep. Early models featured a fold-down windshield.
Velocity Restorations is known for frame-off modified restorations, modernizing vehicles with today’s creature comforts and driving reliability. 1,500 hours of meticulous labor went into the orange Scout.
“We are really proud of our International Scout,” said Brandon Segers, owner of Velocity Restorations. “We found this model in a Texas oil field. We stripped it to the bare metal, and started the frame-off restomod process. Every nut and bolt is brand new, the powertrain is improved, and it looks stunning.”
The Scout received a host of modern upgrades. It is powered by a 6.2L 376ci LS3 that puts out a screaming 430 horsepower. It has a Dana 44 axle and 6-inch lift kit for extra reliability off-road. Nitto Grapplers mounted on beadlock wheels were added to handle the dirt. We can’t forget to mention the front and rear sway bars, you know, just in case you want to go fast in the dirt.
The interior is accented with a custom dash featuring Dakota Digital gauges. You can connect your tunes via a Bluetooth stereo system. The original Scout didn’t come with heating and air conditioning. Velocity Restorations wanted to make sure the occupants of the restomod Scout had their climate of choice inside.
The Scout is painted with custom orange and black PPG paints and graphics. It can be in your driveway for a price tag of $229,000.