1973 International Scout II 300 HP with Chevy 5.3L LS Conversion Classic Truck

  • Make: International Harvester
  • Model: Scout
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Rallye Chevy LS Conversion
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 69000
  • VIN: 3S8H6CGD19658
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 2006 5.3L Chevy LS series LM7
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Irvine, California, United States



1973 International Scout II 300+ HP Convertible with Chevy 5.3 LS Conversion (LM7 2005 Suburban) CALIFORNIA SMOG EXEMPT! Compete RestoMod

This is one of a kind, and can be used as a daily driver... Hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars invested to build. Complete body off restoration, custom 300HP+ EFI chevy LS (LM7) conversion - Almost all the components on this truck are brand new, it has a full custom aluminum fuel tank that allows the use of a factory GM in-tank fuel pump and sender, full custom 304 stainless exhaust, all new Ni-Copper brake lines, 2.5’ Rough Country lift kit, absolutely ZERO rust on the entire truck (body and chassis) - Genuine Recaro speed seats (made in Germany). Painted in period correct bright metallic green (Porsche Cayman R, Peridot Green)


Comes complete with build photos, and history. Anything scout charges $17k starting + Motor and Trans for this conversion!!

Currently located in Irvine, Southern California - The Scout has a very cool story, it’s had one owner since 1973 - From the factory it came with an 4.2L inline six with manual transmission, and was used as farm truck most of its life. Primarily used in Northern California (Sacramento area), the owner past away and it was left to the family in San Francisco, subsequently they had no use for it and later sold it. I have most of the original maintenance documents since the late 70’s. The Scout was originally orange but unfortunately was repainted red at some point during the 90’s. My initial intention was keep it, have it restored, and use it as a daily driver here in Southern California, hence the enormous amount of effort to restore it. I have gone above and beyond a regular build as you can see by the details.

The reason for selling - Circumstances and priorities change, the wife and I have decided to downsize everything, so that we are able travel for the next year and plan for a baby... therefore very reluctantly she must go to a new home!

Please bear in mind it DOES NOT come with a roof, so is being sold as a convertible. It’s a rare factory rear wheel drive scout, (great for cruising up and down PCH, great MPG! It can easily be converted to 4x4 if its a necessity for the new owner)... If I were to keep it there are some other tweaks/modifications I would do. i.e. Anything Scout autometer gauge conversion (original gauges are not hooked up), a custom six point DOM 1.75’ roll cage, custom front and rear bumpers, weld in new rear leaf carriers to shift the rear axle back an inch (or do a quick fix of 6deg wedges), re-fit the manual windows and door trim panels, Delete the Suburban factory fuse box with wiring harness modifications for cleaner look, add a stereo…. Having said that, as it stands, the scout is very usable, runs and drives very reliably. Plus above all gets SO MUCH ATTENTION EVERYWHERE, PEOPLE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call or text (949) 463 0ONE83
The Scout is also advertised locally and I reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time.

Here are the build specs. -



  • Engine - 2005 Chevy LM7 300HP LS series Gen III (69k miles Suburban)

  • OEM ECU mapped with VATS removed (front O2 sensors and MAF in config)

  • Anything Scout weld in motor mounts

  • Cold air intake

  • Tru Ram LS1 Corvette cast stainless headers (Top of the line)

  • FULL Custom stainless 304 exhaust system, with center Y pipe

  • New OEM AC Delco spark plugs

  • New OEM AC Delco Ignition leads

  • New OEM Water Pump

  • New OEM Fan Assembly

  • New OEM Serpentine belt

  • New OEM Belt tensioner and idler pulleys

  • Anything Scout LS Radiator (WIZARD) and Stainless Shroud (Top of the line)

  • New AC Delco Fluids (Oil and Coolant)

  • New fly by wire 2007 GM Accelerator Pedal

  • New Custom welded aluminum fuel tank (utilizing factory drop in pump)

  • New GM in-tank LS fuel pump

  • New custom aero fuel lines and fittings


  • GM factory 4L60e transmission (60k miles)

  • Custom driveshaft for application

  • Custom HD transmission mount

  • New AC Delco trans fluid filter

  • Original Dana 44 Rear Axle

  • Anything Scout LS Trans Shift gate

  • Anything Scout LS Trans Shift Kit


  • Anything Scout front disc brake conversion

  • New OEM Front Brake Discs

  • New OEM Front Calipers

  • Completely new Ni-Copper brake lines w/fittings (front and rear)

  • New OEM brake booster

  • New OEM master cylinder

  • New GM brake proportioning valve

  • New IH e-brake cable


  • New Anything Scout LS high pressure steering line

  • New Anything Scout Borgeson steering joint

  • New rebuilt PSC Steering gear box

  • New AC Delco power steering fluid

  • New Anything Scout HD drag link

  • New Anything Scout pitman arm


  • LED HD headlights

  • Rare 1974 Grille with original stainless inserts (painted green)

  • Rare stainless front quarter window frames

  • Bushwacker Fender Flares

  • New OEM Windshield

  • New Anything Scout Windshield rubber

  • New Anything Scout Side Marker Lights w/seals

  • Original 1973 Rear Tail Lights

  • New OEM Door Handle Seals

  • New OEM Wiper arms and blade conversion

  • New OEM Anything Scout window felts

  • New OEM Anything Scout Door Seals

  • New IHParts ABS glove box liner

  • New Anything Scout HD Rockers

  • New IHParts Rear Quarter Panels (Both Sides)

  • New IHParts Floor Pan (Both Sides)

  • Interior finished with Upol Raptor liner

  • New Anything Scout Accelerator pedal Bracket

  • New IHParts passenger seat base

Suspension / Wheels & Tires

  • New 2.5” Rough Country Lift Kit (SUA Leafs and shocks)

  • New Anything Scout HD Peanut shackles front and rear

  • New CPT weld in rear HD leaf hangers (not fitted)

  • New Crager Soft 8 - 15x10 gloss black steel wheels

  • New Falken WildPeak Mud Terrain Tires (33x12.5)

On Mar-27-19 at 09:25:33 PDT, seller added the following information:

Due to the overwhelming interest in the Scout, here are a few answers to the common questions.
Q: Does it come with the window regulators and original door glass?A: Yes I have all the original window mechanisms and glass, I also have many other parts that will go with the sale:
Q: Can you source a (hardtop) roof?
A: I have a couple of leads for the new buyer to procure a roof, however I'm unable to determine or guarantee color or condition.
Q: Does it have an OBD2 connection?A: Yes it has a fully functional OBD2 port and has no codes in the PCM.
Q: Can you send me a video of starting and running?A: Yes please text or email me and I will send you a video of the truck starting and running. 949 four six 3 zero 1 83
Q: Does the truck have a push button start?A: Yes it has a genuine Honda S2000 push button start, that is only operable when key is in ignition and turned to on.
Q: Does the truck have original lap seat belts installed?A: No - my intention was to have harnesses off a custom 6-point roll cage.
Q: How many original miles on the body and chassis?A: Mileage on original tachometer reads 44K - I have no way of telling if that's the original tach however.
Q: Do you have all the receipts for new parts?A: Yes I have a folder full of receipts (new and old that I was given at time of purchase)
Q: Is there anything that is missing that you recommend for purchase?A: Besides the items I would buy/do if I were to keep it, the only additional items it would require is, new hood release cable, 90deg heater control valve and water temp sending unit (both can be purchased from anything scout for $70)
Q: Is there a glove box liner?A: Yes its a brand new IH Parts ABS plastic glove box liner.
Q: Has the truck had a recent alignment:A: Yes