SCOUT IT OUT
TFLtruck’s Andre Smirnov came across this amazing International Scout 800 resto-mod at the Overland Expo West in Flagstaff earlier this month. The $100,000 truck comes from the guys at New Legend 4×4, based outside of Des Moines, Iowa. The shop specializes in turning old Scouts, Jeep Grand Wagoneers, and Land Rovers into brand-new dream machines.
So let us count the ways this Scout 800 turns into six-figure dream machine: A meticulously restored Scout 800 body and interior, right down to a cool jump seat in the rear cargo area and a sub-woofer integrated into the cargo bed. The robust chassis comes from a current model Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JK. And …
DROP IN AND DRIVE
The true kick-in-the-pants? The first-ever 2.8-liter Cummins Crate turbo-diesel designed specifically for use in the aftermarket upgrade/resto-mod world. Yep, this Scout’s 500-pound engine is #1 of 25 Cummins’ oil burners produced to test the market. It pumps out 161 hp and 267 lb-ft. of torque. On the trip to Flagstaff, Arizona for the expo, the New Legend guys averaged 25 mpg on the highway. By comparison, a stock Jeep Rubicon has an EPA highway rating of 21 mpg.
Check out Andre’s walk around video below and keep watching to catch a glimpse of New Legend 4×4’s Scout II resto-mod outfitted with the V8 from a Corvette.