Scored a 1977 Scout II in Mexico!

Discussion in '"International" Harvesters' started by chris san diego, Jan 19, 2020.


  1. chris san diego

    chris san diego Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2003
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    I scored a 1977 Scout II in Punta Cabras, Mexico! I was camping during the Baja 500 at about race-mile 280, just north of Ejido Eréndira. Each Baja race is a huge event stretching for hundreds of miles and it lasts for days. We usually head down and find a spot along the race course to camp and watch the different classes of racers fly by: motorcycles, buggies and trophy trucks. This time, we set up camp along a sandy stretch of beach and we had a couple days to kill before the race started. So we rode our dirt bikes and peeled our 4x4s in the sand dunes. The second day, we hired a local Panga fisherman to take us out for reds & rockfish. After catching two coolers full, we were invited to a fish fry at a local pad overlooking Punta Cabras. The house was amazing, owned by an American with roots in Baja. I peered into the garage, and low and behold, there before my eyes was a 1977 Scout II. It was teetering on a few pieces of firewood, no wheels because someone broke into the garage and took them in 2013. It was sitting like that for six years! Long story short, I finally drove down there with a set of wheels and bought it!! The drive back north was slow and steady with one trailer tire going flat over miles of dirt roads before I hit pavement. It was built December 7, 1976, originally Winter White with Wood Grain. Take a look! 20190530_scout-ii-1977-1.jpg 20190530_scout-ii-1977-2.jpg IMG_20191221__scout-ii-1977-1.jpg IMG_20191221__scout-ii-1977-2.jpg IMG_20191221_scout-ii-1977-3.jpg IMG_20191221_scout-ii-1977-4.jpg IMG_20191221_scout-ii-1977-5.jpg IMG_20191221__scout-ii-1977-6.jpg vehicle built 1976.JPG
     
    MrKenmore, kdsmit and Rudy like this.
  2. kdsmit

    kdsmit Binder Driver

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2015
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    345
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Delton,MI
    Nice find!
     
  3. RZScout

    RZScout Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2019
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Sacramento. CA
    Sweet!
     
  4. Erik Morton

    Erik Morton High Wheeler

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,128
    Likes Received:
    1,210
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Denton, MD
    Gorgeous!
     
  5. Sco(u)tt

    Sco(u)tt Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2004
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Fresno, CA
    Score!! Interesting how the "Scout II" is on the tailgate and not in the customary location on either rear quarter panel. The license plate has also been relocated to the left side of the tailgate from the center. Possibly so it's visible with a potential spare tire carrier on a custom bumper.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2020
  6. Ricky B

    Ricky B Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2012
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Cochise County, Arizona
    You happen to see a white Traveler around that area when you were there? The Policia Estadal boys stopped by my shop in Punta Banda about eleven months ago when they saw my orange '76 Traveler parked across the street. Three trucks of policia in fact. Asked for my paperwork and after some nosing around in and under my truck, they finally pulled out a phone and showed me a pic of a white one that was stolen from an American guy who lives Erendira. Unfortunately, this was 3 months AFTER it was ripped off. Which translates into it's now residing on some remote ranch somewhere....and will probably never be 'seen' again.....
     

Share This Page