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  Scarab F1 Offenhauser
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1960
Numbers built:3
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 10, 2015
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Chassis: 001
The first of three Scarab Formula 1 cars built, chassis 001 was used by Reventlow and Ginther in the European rounds of the team's Grand Prix campaigns. It was subsequently rebuilt with one of the Chevrolet V8 engines left over from the sports car program. In this guise it starred in the 1962 Bruce Kessler short 'The Sound of Speed.' Both Daigh and Reventlow can be seen throwing the very potent Scarab around Riverside. The movie even appealed to non-car people and was America's entry in the short feature category of the Cannes Film Festival.

Some time after Reventlow's untimely death in a 1972 plane crash, the ill-fated Formula 1 car was sold on. It eventually ended up in the hands of American historic racer Don Orosco, who also owned one of the Scarab sports cars for many years. He completely restored the car and fitted it with a conventional three-litre Offenhauser engine. In this guise he raced the car very successfully against strong competition in Europe for many years. More recently he tracked down the team's original transporter and had that also painstakingly restored. It has since been raced extensively on both sides of the Atlantic.


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