OT. Was the Stout Scarab ahead of its time?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: OT. Was the Stout Scarab ahead of its time?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 10:55 pm:

You may have never heard of Stout vehicles. I haven't.

Ron Schneider of Milwaukee bought and restored a 1936 Stout Scarab. It is believed only a handful were made. Many say that the car was ahead of its time and seems to be a minivan prototype.

Ron Schneider of Milwaukee, owner of Leonís Frozen Custard, with his 1936 Stout Scarab. The car is the brainchild of inventor William B. Stout, who also dreamed up the first all-metal airplane and a folding house.

With its unique styling and forward-thinking ideas, the Scarab was very avaunt-garde for its day The inventor incorporated the fenders and flushed window glass into the body to make the machine streamlined and noiseless as it drove. It also used lightweight materials for better efficiency.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/was-the-scarab-an-original-minivan-1435675078
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The Scarab is more practical than the 0bamamobile.
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