Bringing Automotive History Back to Life – Getting Lucky Part I [Video]

Welcome to the Getting Lucky video series

Merry Christmas from TFLcar! For those of you who weren’t already aware, there’s a new car in the TFL family. But it’s not just any car – Its a 1962 International Harvester Scout 80. Back in the late 1950s, International Harvester – the forerunner to the modern Navistar International Corporation – started designing a competitor to the Jeep CJ. Now known for commercial trucks and buses, back then their result was the International Harvester Scout. What makes this car so significant is that you can consider this to be the precursor of modern SUVs. Join us for Getting Lucky Part I – the first in a series documenting the story behind this amazing barn find.

Earlier this month, TFL’s Tommy Mica took the now-running Scout for a quick spin and explained, in brief, the story on how the car came into his possession. As with any classic barn find, the car itself is an interesting piece. However, what’s even better is the story behind the car’s existence. As it happens, the story of this International Harvester Scout 80 spans the decades, from years of use to sitting in a barn, shielded from the light of day for over 20 years.

Watch the video above as we head to Lovell, Wyoming to learn the story of this classic Scout and the family who owned it. Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow on YouTube for more videos in the Getting Lucky series, as well as more videos on your favorite cars!


Getting Lucky Part 1 - International Harvester Scout 80
1962 International Scout Harvester sees daylight for the first time in over 20 years. [Photo: TFLtruck]