The ‘Vette Set: Inside the National Corvette Museum

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
1958 Scarab Sportscar Racer #003
In 1958 Lance Reventlow — heir to the Woolworth fortune, racer and raconteur — wished to compete against the European manufacturers on their own circuits. Working with Warren Olson in Los Angeles, Reventlow built eight Scarab race cars specifically designed for European endurance races. Scarab #003 was fitted with a 283-cubic inch Corvette engine, which was eventually modified with a longer stroke for more power, bumping displacement to 339 cubic inches.

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