“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
I love it.I would sell your sole to own it.
Shit, sell the whole shoe and get some accessories.
Biggest problem is all the safety regs - Air bags, roll over protection, 5 mph bumpers........
I would love to have an old Scout! But not that particular model. Convertibles are not Wisconsin friendly, for six months of the ear.
They had removable hardtops.
That would make it much more Wisconsin friendly!
I would want the pickup version.
The price will kill your wallet.The "after the sale" problems will kill your soul.
Red cars ain't my thing. Do they come in Woodland camo?
Learned to drive in one of that vintage, my father also had a Scout II that I wish I had now
Seriously, don't you know the Ford has decided to change to building all EV's...because their customers have demanded it!There customers have demanded it, haven't they?
"We will tell you what you want"-Government, Big Business, and your Bitch Ex-Wife
I had a Scout II with removable hard top. As ghostsniper alludes, it is the high cost of parts which were simply dreadful. That's even if you could find the parts. But she was a helluva lot of fun while it lasted. Among other offroad highlights, I liked going into the sand dunes and pretend to get stuck. I'd sink her right down to the hubs. Then the predators would come down to offer a tow for $50. I would blast out right in front of them.
And keep the pricing reasonable! The new Bronco has way too many bells and whistles and costs one arm and half a leg.
One of the many things that I liked about my Scout 800, which was a faded version of the red, above, was the Dana transfer case setup. Different to the others: Instead of one lever to engage 4WD, one to select Hi / Lo, it had two levers: One for the front, one for the back, Lo forward, Hi backward, N in the middle. It allowed selection of 2WD, Lo range for times when you needed to creep, but didn't need 4WD. It was an exceptional vehicle in almost every way, including the way the top leaked when it rained. Wish I still had it.
Granddad had one of those. Tough little bugger. (Both pops and the Scout)Blizzard of 1978. We managed to dig out and go to our truck shop. Pops rolls up in his Scout. He says something seems wrong. Not going as good as he's used to.We discover that the scout has a broken rear axle shaft. Take it apart and go to the IH Dealer.The parts guy makes the comment "Oh, you'll get the 'shaft'!"I thought pops was gonna have a stroke when he heard the price.