Scarab (German: Scarab ) was an American automobile brand which was built by the Reventlow Automobile Company in Los Angeles ( California ) only in 1958. Founder and owner of this company was the racer Lance Reventlow, the son of heiress Barbara Hutton department store.
The two-seater roadster with fiberglass body was intended only for racing, but had a street legal. The chassis consisted of a steel tube frame in which a De Dion rear axle was suspended. The front wheels were independently suspended. For driving a top -driven V8 engine from the Chevrolet Corvette, from the 5572 cc displacement caused a power output of 385 bhp moved ( 283 kW). The car was equipped with magnesium wheels.
Only three copies were sold, then the interest in this construction was gone again.
- Scarab two-seater
- John Gunnell: Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975. Krause Publications, Inc. Iola, Wisconsin ( 2002). ISBN 0-87349-461 -X
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