Automotive History Outtake: The 1935 Stout Scarab Reappears Fifteen Years Later As The 1949 Nash Airflyte

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(first posted 5/26/2012)    Bill Stout’s rear-engined aerodynamic Scarab “mini-vans” were brilliant, and way ahead of the times(and too expensive) for the mid-thirties. But Nash decided all the Scarab really needed was a long hood and conventional front engine to be good enough for 1949. Not so, as it turned out.


CC 1950 Nash Airflyte: Did Somebody Say Bathtub?  Tom Klockau

Getting Passed On The Right By A Speeding Bathtub Nash