The 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...

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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