I had a 79. Daddy bought it new. I bought it when I turned 16. Gave it back to him and he eventually gave me some $ for it. The week before he passed in 2011, mama told me to take that truck home. I told her that I didn't need it, give it to 1st cousin's son. They got it back on the road and eventually sold it. I'm not really kicking my ass, I some what wish I had kept it. That straight 6 was an awesome motor.That's a difficult question to answer, never owned or wanted a car. I would take a late 70's or 80's, F-150 4x4, 4 speed w/granny and a 300 straight six though. Oh, sure I'll take one with a 460, if I get gas money too. LOL. Had a chance to buy one of those knew I could not afford to drive it even when fuel was a lot cheaper. . 1978 F-150 351M, 4x4, red, chromed out, Hurricane wheels with 33's, Dream Truck. Something like this, prefer red though. View attachment 103971
Bought it in 2000...Sold it a few years later.when did you have that?
I am not a car guy...a truck or SUV for me. I wish I had my brand new blue 1978 International Harvester Scout ll back. Pro: It was a hoss & would go anywhere! I loved to hear that engine rumble. Con: panel rust. I traded it in for a new white long bed 4×4 1986 Ford F250 when trucks were really trucks. Con: persnickety Windsor carburator. I'm loving my current 2018 long bed Tacoma w/ absolutely no repairs whatsoever. Cons: I am kind of squeezed in like a sardine in the driver's seat.
you can buy ONE car, what are you buying?
I guess I should have said, but yeah money is no issue.
I used to tell my kids that if everyone had a Scout, nobody would text and drive because it took both hands on the wheel to keep it on the road. Mine had a lot of play. But you are right, that engine sounded great.Gas was relatively cheap then. Loved the way that engine rumbled.