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.