When in the world did this come out? I’m not much of a car person but I can’t peel my eyes away. Where did it come from? Who designed it? When?
Well, I’m here to tell ya, it’s Rust Heinz of the ketchup fortune. It’s true. He started designing cars in Pasadena, California with one called the Comet, a delivery vehicle for the Heinz Company.
There’s no doubt he had the future in mind when he designed this one—the Phantom Corsair—in the 1930s. That aerodynamic body has no running boards or separate fenders aaand can reach speeds of 120 miles per hour. It has a custom interior with a padded dash and climate control. I mean, 120 miles folks.
The Phantom Corsair, love that name, had a role in the movie “Young at Heart” and Heinz was going to sell them for $12,500. Whew! Lot of money for those days. How sad that his dream didn’t come true … he died in a car accident in July 1939.
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