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Heinz, heir to the Heinz 57 fortune, was a young designer who had the to put into reality his car of tomorrow, known as the Phantom Corsair. on a 1936 Cord Westchester with a Granatelli modified 192 supercharged Cord motor, the was constructed by Maurice Schwartz of Schwartz Body Company. in a wind tunnel, the radical body incorporates modern such as a climate control and crash padded dash. It in the 1938 movie The Young at where it was called the ‘Flying Originally intended to be produced in numbers for $12,500, the project with Heinz’ untimely in 1939.

The Phantom Corsair was designed by Heinz of the Heinz 57 Ketchup and Maurice Schwartz of Pasadena, Schwartz was one of the primary individuals in the Schwartz Coachbuilding Company. The design was amazing, aerodynamic and bred from unconventional Its smooth surface was void of boards and separate fenders for the curvaceous body to gracefully undisturbed from front to

The chassis was from a Cord 810 and enough to seat six individuals. To this rather large a Lycoming V8 engine was fitted displaced 289 cubic-inches and provided 190 allowing the Phantom to reach 115 per hour. Drum brakes on all corners were necessary to the vehicle and keep it in the drivers


This was meant as a production Heinz had hoped to sell for $12,500, which was a very fortune to most individuals at the Unfortunately, Heinz passed in 1938 and the plans for production with him. Only one was ever produced.

This has played a starring role in the picture ‘The Young at

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2007

Corsair Making Rare Out of Museum for Amelia 2009

Coachbuilder Bohman Schwartz’s Labeled Both Monstrosity

The Phantom Corsair, a one-of-kind at the future of auto design in the late thirties by Rust of the H.J. Heinz family empire, will make its way to the annual Amelia Island d’Elegance, March 13-15, The vehicle will be on display of the National Automobile Museum Harrah Collection) in Reno,

‘There are certain what I to call ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ designs and the Corsair easily falls that category,’ says Warner, founder co-chairman of the Island Concours d’Elegance. this car came out of Bohman it was called outrageous and futuristic at the time. It’s a 70-year-old and still generates a buzz it goes, and still defies today; just as it did when it out of their Pasadena shop in

Not Another One Like It In The World

The Corsair was ahead of its time and a number of innovative design The streamlined look from to bumper gave the Phantom a distinct aerodynamic advantage the car to reach nearly 120 m.p.h. was impressive for a car its size back in There were several features in the car such as hydraulic bumpers, covered driving climate control system, and

interior crash padding. its stint at the 1939 World’s it moved on to a new career in Hollywood as the sinister ‘Flying Wombat,’ in the O. Selznick production, ‘The in Heart,’ which starred legend Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Schwartz built the Phantom for an estimated $25,000, and Heinz had to build a limited number for $12,500 per car, but his untimely shortly after its completion any production plans. The vehicle was sold to the famous comedian Shriner and was displayed for a time at the Springs (Florida) Museum ending up in the hands of famed William Harrah, who restored the car to its

original configuration and displayed it as a car in his vast collection. Bohman performed work for many of elite and customized a number of including Duesenberg, Cadillac, and They remained active ceasing operations in the early

‘There will never be one like it,’ Warner of the Phantom Corsair. ‘I’ve wondered what it would be to drive that car around imagine the looks you would It’s going to really people when it appears on the field and it will probably be one of the photographed cars throughout the

Source — Amelia Concours

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