The Midas Edition absolutely screamed “the 1970s.” It took everything in its bag of van conversion tricks and threw it inside this very special Scout II. Both front seats were actually swiveling swing-out buckets with lifting armrests. Overhead, each side had its own tinted (purple) pop-up sunroof. Between the front seats was a digital clock and airplane-like reading lights. You could even get the dashboard trimmed in woodgrain instead of the standard reflective swirl design.
A handful of different exterior color combinations were available that included saffron yellow, metallic green, milk chocolate brown, root beer brown, and a special order Maroon Wine. More often than not, the outside rarely matched the interior color scheme that ranged from burnt orange, to gold, beige, dark brown, and green.
Those spectacularly resplendent tones were awash on everything from the shag carpet to the plaid seats, plaid headliner (yes, plaid headliner), and doors adorned with diamond tucked vinyl door inserts … with plaid and shag panels. Midas even customized a Traveler model (basically a more extended version of the Scout) in the same manner.
In recent years, International Harvester vehicles have seen a spike in popularity. Three Bring a Trailer auctions over the last few years seem to exemplify that, with one selling for $64,000 in February 2021, another for $43,000 in August 2021, and a third selling for $44,000 in October 2022.