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1939 Transparent Pontiac Up For Auction

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The Pontiac Deluxe Six "Ghost Car" has an exterior built entirely out of Plexiglass in 1939 for display at the New York World's Fair so visitors would be all, "WHOA -- cars don't run on wizards?!" But seriously: do they or don't they? Because one guy told me it was fairies and I called him a dirty liar but now I'm starting to second-guess myself. "It actually is fairies." DAMMIT!

Fully operational, today the Pontiac has 86 miles on its odometer, apparently driven on its white rubber wheels - another show car touch.


After making the rounds as a promotional car following the fair, the Pontiac joined the collection at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., where it remained until 1947. Afterwards, it passed through a long succession of private owners before being purchased by a collector in the early 1980's.

It has been appraised at a price between $275,000 and $475,000, which is about the same amount that GM spent to build it in today's dollars.

Wow, what a great opportunity to own a piece of American history. "American history? That's not American history -- I want Lincoln's stovepipe hat!" Hoho, I don't realize I was dealing with such a discriminating collector! Will you settle for a boogie I chiseled out of his nose on Mt Rushmore?

Hit the jump for a couple more shots.

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Transparent 1939 Pontiac to Appear at Auction [foxnews]

Thanks to Bradley, who used to have a clear bicycle but forgot what tree he chained it to. Tough break.

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