The Scammell Scarab was a unique British military vehicle with a single front wheel mounted on a pivot. This particular wheel design allowed the vehicle to turn in any direction and easier maneuverability in tight spaces. A 6-cylinder engine powered the wheel, and it could achieve a top speed of 25 mph.
The Scarab was a good haulier and could carry as much as 3.5 tons of goods and supplies, which was especially useful during World War II. While the single front-wheeled vehicle was retired in the 1950s, it’s still remembered for its unique design and innovation that allowed excellent maneuverability.
Photographs by Surry Vintage Vehicle Society.
2001 LONDON to BRIGHTON COMMERCIAL VEHICLE RUN