|1935 Stout Scarab|
1935 Stout Scarab (front view)
William B. Stout
(1880-1956) is remembered in aviation for his part in the design of the famous Ford
Tri-Motor "Tin Goose" and in automotive circles for the Scarab, nine of which
were built. His credo "Simplicate. Add lightness" was reflected in the Scarab
design by eliminating running boards (allowing a wider body interior), placing the engine
in the rear and incorporating a smooth airflow body, based on unit construction (no frame
Specifications: engine water-cooled V-8; bore 3-1/16 in., stroke 3-3/4 in., displacement 221 cu. in., modified to 100 hp. Suggested price new beginning at $5,000.
Accession no. 1996L01.