Scarab Mk. IV (1963 Nassau Trophy Race) - 1:43 Scale Model Car by Spark
- 1:43 Scale (approximately four inches in length)
- Resin body, features no opening parts
- Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base
- Limited edition of 500 pieces
Lance Reventlow's Scarabs were championship-winning heroes of American sports car racing in the late 1950s, but an ill-fated venture into Formula 1 in 1960 spelled doom for the upstart company. Scarab's final sports racer, the mid-engined, Buick-powered Mark IV, was completed in 1963, but was sold to John Mecom as Reventlow made the decision to close up shop. Mecom immediately replaced the Buick mill with a Traco-built 327 Chevy and put the nimble spyder on a boat to the Bahamas. In the capable hands of A.J. Foyt, the Scarab Mark IV would bag the coveted Nassau Trophy during 1963 Speed Week, showing its heels to top-rank factory competition from Ferrari and Shelby.
The last Scarab, winner of the 1963 Nassau Trophy Race, is now the subject of a brilliant 1:43-scale resin replica by Spark. Though very compact, it nonetheless contains an impressive amount of detail. The cockpit features a full compliment of switchgear and beautiful perforated racing seats. Outside, its beautiful blue finish is complimented by finely hewn race wheels and detailed sponsor decals. A compelling footnote in sports car racing history, Spark's 1:43-scale Scarab Mark IV is limited to 500 pieces worldwide.