1946 Stout Scarab Experimental news, pictures, and information
In 1946, William Stout updated his 1936 Scarab design and built this experimental two-door sedan, the first fiberglass-bodied automobile. The car features innovations such as a rear-mounted Ford V-8 engine, four-wheel independent air-ride suspension, and a wrap-around windshield. In 1953, Owens Corning and General Motors produced the first fiberglass-bodied production automobile - the Chevrolet Corvette.
The Ford V-8 engine delivers 90 horsepower, and the wheelbase measures 135-inches. The cost to build this experimental vehicle cost $100,000.