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November 28, 2016

Was the Scarab an Original Minivan?


Ron Schneider of Milwaukee bought and restored a 1936 Stout Scarab. The car, so radical and expensive for its time (about $5,000, which would be about $85,000 today), didn’t catch on.
I paid $12,000 for one, and bought another for parts, then began a two-year restoration. Once done, I drove the Scarab across country twice. Along the way, I found Bill Stout’s grandson, living in Phoenix. I asked if the car was like what he remembered as a boy. He said it was, down to the finger and nose prints on the windows, from people wanting to see inside. - - WSJ

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 28, 2016 11:02 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Can't read the article but I like the ride. Do a google image search.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 28, 2016 3:10 PM

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