The primary-gen Scout was in manufacturing from 1960 to 1971. The SR-2 package deal appeared in 1970 for the Scout 800A, an up to date Scout 800 with a redesigned entrance finish, fortified drivetrains, and an elective 4.4-liter (266 cubic inches) or 5.0-liter (304 cubic-inch) V8 engine. Regardless that the Scout SR-2 arrived at dealerships as a promotional particular with a Traveltop (laborious roof) from the manufacturing facility, Worldwide Harvester initially supposed the SR-2 as a V8 roadster with a white Whitco soft-top roof.
Furthermore, the SR-2 package deal consists of Flame Purple paint, white racing stripes on the rocker panels, and chrome Rally-style wheels wrapped in Goodyear tires with white letters on the sidewalls. It seemed as sharp as classic vans might get, however the advertising and marketing division had different plans in thoughts.
Octane Press provides that the Worldwide Harvester advertising and marketing division thought that 1,000 Scout roadsters could possibly be a troublesome promote, so that they determined to make the Whitco tender prime an elective function at dealerships.