The Phantom Corsair is a concept car from 1938 that was designed by Rust Heinz of the Heinz 57 Ketchup fame, and Maurice Schwartz from Bohman & Schwartz Coachbuilding Company,Pasadena, California.The resulting design was amazing, aerodynamic and certainly bred from unconventional thinking. The chassis was from a Cord 810 and large enough to seat six individuals. To propel this rather large vehicle, a Lycoming V8 engine was fitted that displaced 289 cubic-inches and provided 190 horsepower allowing the Phantom to reach 115 miles per hour.
This was meant as a production vehicle. Heinz had hoped to sell these for $12,500, which was a very large fortune to most individuals at the time. Unfortunately, Heinz passed away in 1938 and the plans for production died with him. Only one example was ever produced.
This vehicle has played a starring role in the Doris Day and Frank Sinatra's motion picture 'The Young at Heart' (1955).
The '38 Phantom Corsair has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|Black||Silver HW logo on right side||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Grey||White Line 5SP||18534||Malaysia|
|Metalflake Blue||White "Hot Wheels" logo on door||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black||Whiteline 5SP||18534||Malaysia|
|1999||FAO Classic Collection||Metallic Purple||Unpainted metal||Clear||Black||RR||23323||Malaysia|
|099||2000||Mainline||Metalflake Burgundy||White "Hot Wheels" logo on door||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||White||Whiteline 5SP||27066||Malaysia|
|099||2000||Mainline||Metalflake Burgundy||Gold HW logo on back.||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||White||LW||27066||Malaysia|
|205||2001||Mainline||Metalflake Brown||Black, Silver and Gold tampo. "Hot Wheels" logo on back right wheel cover||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Gray||Whiteline 5SP||53734||China|
|235||2002||Mainline HW Side Show 5-Pack||Metalflake Green||Black, Yellow, Red, White and Orange tampos, Flames and HW Sideshow logo on sides, 'Flame Breathin' Betty Alive' on hood||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted||Yellow interior||Gold 5DOT||54446||Thailand|
|2002||Halloween Highway||Black||Ride Of The Driving Dead||Unpainted / Metal||Purple tinted||5DOT||54320||Malaysia|
|Metalflake Black||Blue silver and white pirate tampo on side. Skull and Crossbones on hood||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Blue||SB||57219||Malaysia|
|Metalflake Light Blue||Police, "Hot Wheels" logo, roll patrol symbol, squad 13, 4.arv.03 on back wheel cover||Unpainted / Metal||Light Blue tint||Black||5DOT||China|