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1936 Stout Scarab information
Event : Palm Beach International Concours d'Elegance
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This car is known as 'Car with a Bar' and is the winner of the Palm Beach Intl. 2006, 2006 AACA Junior, 2007 AACA Senior.This car is one of probably nine that were built by William Stout, an aeronautical engineer in Dearborn, MI. It was sold to a French publishing magnate and spent its entire life in France, supposedly used by General Eisenhower in North Africa and then by General DeGaulle. It was then used by a circus to house monkeys until Philippe Charbonneaux, a French automotive designer, bought it in the early sixties for his museum.

Not only did it have a unit construction body made out of light aluminum, it featured the famous Ford flathead V8 engine placed at the rear driving the rear wheels via a Stout-built three-speed manual transaxle. It has a 135-inch wheelbase, 4-wheel independent coil spring suspension, and the most spacious cabin of any American car as the result of no running boards and no drive shaft tube. This $5,000 aerodynamically vehicle was well ahead of its time.

William Stout was Father of Aviation and designed the Ford Tri-motor airplane for Henry Ford.