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Cars August, 5 2011

1939 Pontiac Plexiglass ‘Ghost Car’

For the 1939 New York World’s Fair, General Motors’ Pontiac built a Deluxe Six bodied in Plexiglass. The ‘invisible’ Pontiac was credited as the first transparent car in America, as the whole car’s Plexiglass body was fabricated by the company that brought the material to market in 1933, Rohm & Haas.

The ‘ghost car’, resembling preserved bodies showing the muscles and skeleton, was sold at RM Auctions’ St. John’s auction in Michigan on July 30, fetching $308,000 USD. It proved good appreciation for a domestic oddity that cost $25,000 USD to build when new.

Check out the car in more detail after the jump.

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