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  Scarab Mk II Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1959
Numbers built:2
Designed by:Chuck Pelly
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 07, 2008
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Chassis: 003
Featured is the second Scarab Mk II constructed, which is also referred to as the Scarab Mk III. It was originally fitted with the three-litre Offenhauser engine for just the one race. According to Chuck Daigh it was "100 pounds heavier than the Chevrolet and had 100 bhp less." With the V8 installed the car was successfully raced alongside its sister Mk II by Harry Heuer's Meister Brauser team for several more seasons. Today this exceptional racing car is part of the fabulous Collier Collection. For the 2008 Monterey Historic Races, John Morton was handed the 'keys' and he did not disappoint. The highly experienced American racer won his race handsomely often powersliding the Scarab out of the corners. In the opening laps he had to fight off the ex-Phil Hill Ferrari 412 S that Chuck Daigh had beaten almost half a century earlier.

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Last known location Revs Institute for Automotive Research
Appearances

2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
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2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races

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