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For Sale: 25th Annv. 58′ Scarab Sports Racecar

25th Anniversary 1958 Scarab Mk I Commissioned by Richard Reventlow in 1983 *25th Anniversary 1958 Scarab MK I at speed History of the Scarab’s The 1958 racing season was expected to be particularly competitive as revised European¬†regulations left all big-engined racing cars obsolete for major international races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Many of these cars were not ready for retirement and found their way into the hands of American racing drivers. The young heir to the Woolworth fortune Lance Reventlow decided to build his own car instead. He had toured various European factories in 1957 and concluded that he had seen nothing that could not be done better in the United States. ¬† To ensure his new machine would be up to the challenge, Reventlow had his chief mechanic Warren Olson hire the best designers and builders from the California Indy fabrication world. Among them were former […]