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 Post subject: Bohman & Schwartz Cord Phantom Corsair
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:31 pm 
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The 1938 Phantom Corsair, a prototype commissioned by Rust Heinz, scion of the Heinz ketchup fortune,
was built on a Cord front-drive chassis. Plans for series production never materialized, due to Heinz's death
in an autombile accident in 1939.

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The Corsair was a crowd favorite at Amelia Island in March, 2009,
shown in a class dedicated to the cars of Bohman & Schwartz.

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 Post subject: Re: Bohman & Schwartz Cord
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:41 pm 
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Fantastic car!

Here's a clip from the 1938 movie "Flying Wombat": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpUHvXIX ... r_embedded

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 Post subject: Re: Bohman & Schwartz Cord
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:42 pm 
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And a period picture:

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 Post subject: Re: Bohman & Schwartz Cord
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:29 pm 
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The "Flying Wombat," a fictional car, has a major role in 1938's The Young In Heart,
a comedy with Paulette Goddard, Billie Burke and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Heinz's creation got plenty of publicity and buzz posing as the "Flying Wombat."

Thanks for the cool clip; fascinating how they "loaded" the showroom with them!

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 Post subject: Re: Bohman & Schwartz Cord
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:36 pm 
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BuickBoy57 wrote:
The "Flying Wombat," a fictional car, has a major role in 1938's The Young In Heart,
a comedy with Paulette Goddard, Billie Burke and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Did you notice how roomy the interior appears to be? It is said the Corsair could easily accommodate 6 persons.

BuickBoy57 wrote:
Thanks for the cool clip; fascinating how they "loaded" the showroom with them!

Indeed! One-off car? You wouldn't think so. ;)

Here's a short clip of the Corsair in Motion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z8HtjTg ... re=related
Impressive car... Very impressive.

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 Post subject: Re: Bohman & Schwartz Cord
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:41 pm 
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Quote:
Did you notice how roomy the interior appears to be? It is said the Corsair could easily accommodate 6 persons.

The buck that they used in shooting is true Hollywood; RHD (the car is LHD),
the windshield (no split) is way too high, and it looks like you could wear a tophat inside.
Not at all like the real car; it was nigh on to impossible get a good look at the actual interior.
Also, the twirling chassis (check out the double-sided whitewall tires) has rear wheel drive and,
apparently, no front springs.

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 Post subject: Re: Bohman & Schwartz Cord Phantom Corsair
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:01 am 
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Much nicer with a bit of color, just like woman with a tan..


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 Post subject: Re: Bohman & Schwartz Cord Phantom Corsair
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:15 pm 
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robgeelen wrote:
Much nicer with a bit of color, just like woman with a tan..

I prefer the sinister black paint job.
Did you notice the differences in the front end?

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 Post subject: Re: Bohman & Schwartz Cord Phantom Corsair
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:13 pm 
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It is not only the different front ending or the "tan" of the car, it was completely rebuilt in 1951 by Graf Goertz (the guy with the BMW 507!). Obviously it should suit the 1950's taste. Later, in 1972, it was restored to its original condition, as we know it today.


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