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The greatest Art Deco Rear End on a Minivan,,, EVER!... [PIC]

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Rich Sufficool
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The 1936 Stout Scarab, arguably the first minivan. looks like it was designed by Erté. Although deemed kinda ugly at the time (much like the Chrysler Airflow), it was quite and innovative design with its unitized body and rear mounted Ford V8 and is now revered for its styling. I love this little Brooklin model. For its age, they did quite a nice job in replication.

Scarab 010
Scarab 005 001
Scarab 003
Scarab 008
Scarab 014
Scarab 031
Scarab 009 001
Scarab 027 001
Scarab 012

 


   
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Jack Dodds
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I have this one.  It's a homely little bugger but you can't help but like it.


   
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Harv Goranson
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Neo also made one with finer detail (sorry, no pic yet). It is silver and looks like the one I saw in person.

1936 Stout Scarab pic1
1936 Stout Scarab pic2
1936 Stout Scarab pic3
1936 Stout Scarab data

 


   
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Ed Davis
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Rich, nice model of an unusual, but innovative, vehicle. I think this forum is the only place I have scene one, model or full size.

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Inverness, Illinois, USA


   
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Brooklin used to make nice and original models, back in those days.

To my chagrin, their prices have more than doubled and their models look like warmed-up-ones. Crying  


   
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Bob Jackman
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Been in my collection for a long time and never fails to get comments from those who see it.


   
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John Merritt
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These models are excellent. I have this dark blue and a silver one as well from Brooklin-I wasn't aware of the NEO version. I have seen one of these a few years ago at the 2018 EyesOn Design Show at the Edsel Ford House.

Here's a couple of photos of that one.

1936 STOUT SCARAB (7)
1936 STOUT SCARAB (5)

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
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Karl Schnelle
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Same one AGAIN!  (I couldn't be left out...)  I love the scarab on its nose! (Nashville, 2013)

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Mark Sweeney
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I think they are just so cool.


   
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Harv Goranson
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@karl Check your date Karl.


   
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Posted by: @mg-harv

@karl Check your date Karl.

Oops - typo fixed!


   
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