Designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone, Lamborghini Marzal is a concept car which made its debut at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show.
Although it ultimately remained a one-off – though the general shape and many of the ideas would later be used in the Lamborghini Espada – the Marzal is one of the definitive cars of the post-War coachbuilding industry that was dominated by the ever-expressive italians.
The Phantom Corsair was a marvel of futuristic design when it was shown publicly for the first time in 1938. The uniquely laid out body gave it seating for 6 but only 2 doors and 2 windows either side, giving it a beautiful, clean profile and leaving it still looking futuristic, even 70+ years later.
The prototype automobile was designed in 1938 by Rust Heinz (of the H. J. Heinz family) and Maurice Schwartz of the California based Bohman & Schwartz coach building company.
One of the 4 originally drafted, the Mercer was built by Turin coachbuilder Sibona-Basano.
In 1963, when ex-Chrysler design chief Virgil Exner was commissioned by Esquire magazine to pen so-called “revival cars,” the Mercer was the only one selected by the American Copper Development Association to serve as a showcase for its wares.