1938 Phantom Corsair

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A photo of Ray Russell's Gadabout from 1944. The front of the Phantom Corsair can be seen behind the car. When the photo was taken, the Phantom Corsair was owned by William Stroh, a friend of Ray. Photo courtesy of Hemmings Daily.
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The Phantom Corsair is a Concept Car from 1938. It is a six-passenger Coupe that was designed by Rust Heinz, a member of the H. J. Heinz family, and Maurice Schwartz of the Pasadena, California based Bohman & Schwartz coachbuilding company. The design was a departure from contemporary car design and it did away with many features, common at the time, that were eventually abandoned by mainstream designers.[1]


In 1938 The Phantom Corsair was featured in The Young in Heart comedy as the "Flying Wombat" automobile.


William Stroh of Grosse Point, Michigan owned the Phantom Corsair from circa 1943-1945. Willam was the third owner of the car.


The car is currently being displayed at the Harrah Collection at National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.

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