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The Phantom Corsair


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Photograph courtesy of Phantom Corsair

Rust Heinz (yes, of the H.J. Heinz food empire) and Maurice Schwartz of the Bohman & Schwartz coach-building company brought the storied Phantom Corsair into existence in Pasadena, California, in 1938, and the curves they designed were more than show: The aerodynamic six-seater coupe could reach a speed of 115 mph. Because of Heinz's death, only a single car was produced—and while it's valued at $3 million to $4 million, the oddity is not for sale. You can behold the beautiful weirdness in person, though, at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance classic-car show in Amelia Island, Florida, from March 13 to 15. Ian Daly



The Phantom Corsair makes an appearance in 1938's The Young in Heart.


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