1958 Scarab Roadster
Scarab Roadster. Brighton Motorsports is proud to present the opportunity to purchase a true milestone car, the first true recreation of the race winning 1958 Scarab built by Lance Reventlow, and campaigned to victory by driver Chuck Daigh at the 1958 Riverside International Grand Prix, beating the Ferrari driven by Phil Hill. This is car #1 (Chassis 1958-08-001C) produced by Kansas based Scarab Motorsports LLC - modeled after the aesthetic specifications of the original, but with modern day safety improvements, as follows: Body Handcrafted aluminum body built for exacting detail; wire edged where appropriate Hood and door latches, hinges and pins as original. Rear bumper with license plate mount Lexan headlight covers Frame Tig welded 4130 Chrome moly steel; powder-coated chassis black Drive shaft safety loops Suspension and Brake Components Corvette C6 uprights & hubs Custom upper & lower control arms Coil over shocks and springs Wilwood 4-piston brake calipers with 12.19" x 1.25" rotors (front & rear) Stainless steel brake lines Differential - Winters quick change, independent rear suspension Adjustable Pedal Assembly with brake bias adjustment Line lock parking brake Electrical System & Components Headlights & taillights with turn signals Complete wiring harness Horn Aluminum battery tray with battery cables Cockpit Stewart Warner gauges as original Custom-made, aluminum vintage style racing seats with exposed aluminum back 5 point racing harness driver and passenger seatbelts. Aluminum transmission tunnel and drive shaft cover Aluminum rear cockpit panels Dash mounted mirror Fire Extinguisher - Hand held Steering Wheel - 4 spoke original style with quick release Switches - As original Windshield - Lexan with side windows Other Fuel cell with sending unit, hard line and braided steel fuel lines with connectors Aluminum radiator with overflow tank Electric radiator fan Steering system - Rack-and-pinion steering system Race-approved safety steering column and quick release steering wheel. External racing gas cap Tires and Wheels Tires - DOT approved street tires Wheels - 16 inch knock-off, original style Halibrand 5 hole Kidney Bean. This beautiful machine is powered by a 383cu.in. Small Block Chevy, topped off with a Hillborn fuel injection system that has been upgraded to modern computer control. There's also also electronic ignition by MSD. The transmission is the tried and true Muncie, (with separate lever for reverse) turning a Winters Quick-Change differential out back. Car #1 is painted in the striking Blue and White livery originally designed by the famed Von Dutch. When equipped with period disc brakes and an iron cylinder head engine, this Scarab has been approved by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association for its vintage track events. Far more than an artfully crafted collection of automotive components and sheetmetal, the true visionary genius of this design can only be understood by direct experience. With a brash exuberance rooted in lusty power and precise control, this legal for the street racecar will grab your soul and never let go. This is a rare opportunity to own an aluminum bodied Scarab! Call 480-483-4682, or stop by Brighton Motorsports in Scottsdale Arizona for a test drive.
Price - $ 149,500 OBO