Scout, one of the first American civilian
off-road sports utility vehicles was introduced by The International Harvester,
American motors & Corporation in 1960. The main features of the Scout
include a convertable hard top or soft top, solid doors, and a spacious
pickup-like bed, including bucket seats, better instrumentation and heating
systems, optional rear seats etc. These features made Scouts possible
to be driven comfortably in cold or wet weather and also gave and elegant
look than the function-over-form Jeeps. Launched in two variants named
Scout 80, 800 A and B , all Scouts were available in two door models either
in full (SUV style) or half ( pick-up style) cab configurations. It was
manufactured from 1961 to 1980 near New Haven and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The "Champagne Series" Scout was a high-option Scout offered
in the Scout 80 and later Scout 800 models.