1979 International Harvester Scout IIS

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Lots of Scouts on the island!

Let's take a look at the others before we admire today's street survivor:

1979 International Harvester Scout IIS

First, this '72.

1979 International Harvester Scout IIS

Another '72.

1979 International Harvester Scout IIS

Yet another '72.

1979 International Harvester Scout IIS

This '76.

1979 International Harvester Scout IIS

This '77 Traveler.

1979 International Harvester Scout IIS

And this final-year '80. OK, now on to today's truck!


1979 International Harvester Scout IIS

This truck, built during the next-to-last year of Scout production, lives just around the corner from the super-clean '64 Galaxie 500 convertible we saw last weekend. It appears to be a daily driver. Who needs cup holders and faux wood dash trim?

1979 International Harvester Scout IIS

Some might say that Alameda- which is quite urban, completely paved, snow-free, and lacking in any hills of any sort- isn't the kind of place where a Scout makes sense. We disagree, however; a Scout always makes sense!

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