Saturday, January 5, 2013

Early Batmobile ? The Heinz Phantom Corsair - 1938

Phantom Corsair, Hotwheels, Malaysia, 1998 

Sometimes a car is so ahead of its time it really deserves to be treated as a gem. The Phantom Corsair was one of these. It is a Concept Car from 1938. It is a six-passenger Coupe that was designed by Rust Heinz, the heir to the relish and ketchup fortune who died in a car accident at 25. Clearly the dream of a young man, the audacious car was unlike anything anyone had ever seen, among the boldest cars of its era and a big draw at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. Read more here :

The real car - archive pics
Phantom Corsair, Harrah collection, Reno, Nevada

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