America's First Ever Transparent 'Ghost Car'

America's First Ever Transparent 'Ghost Car'

It was the first ever transparent car in America.

This incredible plexiglass Pontiac is the work of General Motors in collaboration with plexiglass manufucatures Rohm & Haas.

Built around the chassis of a 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six, it was first displayed at the Highways and Horizons pavilion at the 1939-40 World’s Fair in New York.

Fast-forward to 2011 where it was sold at RM Auctions' St. John's auction in Michigan on July 30 for a cool $308,000 - which isn't too bad when you consider that it would cost $25,000 to build it from scratch.

There's no doubt whomever has the pleasure of driving it, will be the envy of the town - although it's transparent design might not be the best car to get in on with your partner.....

All photos by Aaron Summerfield for RM Auctions.