This nice and clear press photo, shows us one of the nine Stout Scarab’s which were built before WWII by William B. Stout who was a very forward thinking individual. Which one of the nine this is, we do not know as each one was a bit different. This Detroit area press photo is dated April 4, 1938, and may help any Scarab enthusiasts pin down exactly which car this may be. Of the nine prewar cars built, it appears that possibly five of them have survived and all were equipped with a rear mounted engine.
Previously we have done a post on a later 1946 Stout Scarab, which was the first one built with a fiberglass body. Take a minute and look back on it, as the post contains two videos that are quite interesting along with more information. The Old Motor photo.