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You know, that would be a cool car to restore, esp, if it keeps all the scarab parts. I saw a kit converted scarab car in San Jose one time, was purple coloured, but super beat up, I like the rear fenders too. 

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How much do you think it would cost to have it restored if you couldn't to it yourself?

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That car spent a great deal of time in Wisconsin and Minnesota and has a lot of rust.  I think Charles is very close in his estimation cost to restore this car.  At the time of this post, this Scarab is at $9,100.00 with 1 day and 17 hours left on the auction.  My guess is that the car will end up selling for between $11k and $12k. 

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1 hour ago, Patcon said:

The real question is what is a properly restored Scarab worth?

Good question, Charles.  Does anyone know of any sales of correctly restored full turnkey Scarab-built conversions in the last few years

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2 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

I wonder why they decided on a beetle as their namesake/brand image?  Fast doesn't come to mind when I think of a June bug.

 Worse yet, it's a dung beetle. The ancient Egyptians held the Scarab (dung beetle) in very high regard to the point of worship. Don't know and can't imagine why.

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Probably because you can get into some "serious dung" with that much power in a little car like that!  :wacko:

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$17

2 hours ago, Patcon said:

So is a pristine Scarab worth $50k plus?

$17k is a lot more than what I expected this Scarab to sell for.  I was thinking $12k at the most. With all of the rust, it's going to require tens of thousands of dollars to restore this car - perhaps $30k or more. There's no guarantee that it will be worth $50-plus when finished.   

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4 minutes ago, lonetreesteve said:

$17

$17k is a lot more than what I expected this Scarab to sell for.  I was thinking $12k at the most. With all of the rust, it's going to require tens of thousands of dollars to restore this car - perhaps $30k or more. There's no guarantee that it will be worth $50-plus when finished.   

 Yeah, but it's a SCARAB! Just kidding. You speak the truth. IMO someone paid $10,000 extra for the name and a V-8. To each his own.

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I agree it went higher than I thought it would, but it is an authentic numbered factory scarab as opposed to the kit you could buy from them and create your own.   i think it helped that there were 2 buyers that really wanted it at the end of the auction.

There are not many around & few that survived complete.    Although there is a very nice one just north of me in the Springdale area ...

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On 8/14/2016 at 10:59 PM, S30Driver said:

I agree it went higher than I thought it would, but it is an authentic numbered factory scarab as opposed to the kit you could buy from them and create your own.   i think it helped that there were 2 buyers that really wanted it at the end of the auction.

There are not many around & few that survived complete.    Although there is a very nice one just north of me in the Springdale area ...

Please tell us more about the Scarab that's near you - is it also an authentic numbered car?  Do you have any pictures of the car by any chance?

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A good friend of mine bought the car. He doesn't know how much it's worth either. However, with so few original cars left with all the parts and docs, in restored condition, it should bring a hefty price. 

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It is owned by Scott M, a very private gentleman who moved up here, with his extensive Z car collection last year from the Dallas area.  He is a good friend of @jfa.series1 and was a major member of their Z car club in Dallas.  Jim A probably knows that car fairly well.  I believe it is an authentic numbered car.

Myself & Zup have had the pleasure of visiting with Scott on three occasions.  Next time we go over there, I will ask him for permission to take a few pictures of the Scarab & post them here.  He has mentioned that he will join the discussions here, and would be a valuable member.

 

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