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Pontiac Deluxe Six

Built in 1939 by General Motors and chemical company Rohm and Haas at a cost of $25,000, it was the first transparent full-sized car to be made in America.

Billed as a vision of the future, it was made for the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair, where it became a sensation at General Motors’ ‘Highways and Horizons’ pavilion; and it continues to cause a stir today.

Just two were ever made and this model, which has a three-speed manual transmission, and is thought to be the last of its kind.

Once their respective showcases had closed, both ‘Plexiglas Pontiacs,’ or ‘Ghost Cars’ as they were sometimes known, toured the nation’s dealerships. The 1939-40 Deluxe Six is the only one known to survive.


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