You Will Not Find a More Beautiful Custom Scout For Sale

New Legend brings the iconic Scout into the 21st century without compromising its old world charm.

If the Willys Jeep is the granddaddy of American off-roaders, overlanders, and SUVs, the Scout has to be the next generation. The Scout was less military-spec and more a trusty farmhand with a family-friendly interior. The two-door off-roader was still as spartan as they come, pared down with basic mechanicals and characteristically temperamental electrical work. Owning and driving an all-original one today, like most old off-roaders, takes, well, patience. Luckily there are outfits like New Legend who bring the iconic American SUV into the 21st century without compromising its old world charm.

The LSII-One that’s now up for sale is a prime example of New Legend’s expert work. The fully-restored Scout wears a coat of custom Ceylon Green and Creme Brûlée and to fight off stereotypical Scout rust, it gets a poly-urethane protective bed coating on interior and underside and new weather stripping all-around. There are hints this isn’t entirely classic — the new roof rack, LED light bars and headlights — but that’s only the tip of the green and creme iceberg.

Under the hood there’s a 6.2-liter GM V8 good for 430 horsepower, which sends all that twist through a six-speed automatic, Atlas II Twin Stick Transfer Case, a Dana 44 Front Axle with Electric Locker from a Jeep Rubicon and a G2 Dana 60 Rear Axle with Detroit Lock. It all sits on a new Outrider chassis with four-link coil suspension setup like a Jeep JK, sporting more than three inches of lift with an AEV kit.

The interior gets a much-needed upgrade in the form of heat and sound deadening to make it bearable as a daily driver. And not just any daily driver. This was the first Scout New Legend owner Sean Barber restored to use as his personal daily driver — the restoration that started the business. So if you have $165,000 to spare and wants a not-so-original (but beautiful nonetheless) Scout in your stable, New Legends #001 is the one to get.

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