The Stout Scarab was an aerodynamic masterpiece that featured a rear-engine layout, flow through ventilation, concealed running boards, and modular seating. This particular example is the second Scarab created.
The Scarabs were produced in very limited numbers, with only nine examples built. Part of their rarity was due to their $5,000 price tag per vehicle, an incredibly steep price in the post-Great Depression era. However, Scarabs did find homes with some of America's industrial giants. Scout Scarabs resided in the garages of the Wrigleys (chewing gum), the Dows (chemicals), the Strahanans (Champion Spark Plugs) and the Firestones. Mr. Stout was a close friend of these pioneers as well as Henry Ford.
The car shown was once part of the famous Harrah's Collection in Reno, Nevada. It was purchased by the current owner in 1983, and has since had a ground-up restoration. The work included complete mechanical restoration as well as a new woven wood headliner.