Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Schwinn Black Phantom 1951

1951 Black Phantom
The Black Phantom was Schwinn's top of the line, The Cadillac of Cadillacs. The Cantelever frame and Knee-Action Front End Schwinn became so famous for is present in this model as well, but the optional equipment seemed endless if the money was right. Most of these models came equipped with the Model D New Departure transmission, but could be upgraded to the two speed Bendix Aviation transmission shown on this model. The front wheel brake along with the duck bill fender, train headlight, tail light and rear reflector were other optional features making this model the one to have. If there was enough money left over after all these items, a Whizzer Motor Kit could be attached making this a motorized vehicle. This particular model features a New Old Stock Leather Whizzer Seat found in the attic of a retired Whizzer dealer, probably the only one left