Looks like the car Ghost Pontiaс Plexiglas 1939
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Visitors to the pavilion Highways and Horizons General Motors at the world exhibition in new York in 1939 were shocked presented a novelty — the Pontiac Plexiglas, fairly new at the time of the material. The model was called the Pontiac Deluxe Six Plexiglas and it was America's first transparent car in full size.
All screws and fasteners of the car has been chromed for greater clarity, and create wow effect.
"Car-Ghost," as he was nicknamed, appeared at the world exhibition in new York in 1940. The second "car Ghost" was made for the exhibition the Golden Gate Exposition in 1940 the same year, held on Treasure island near San Francisco.
The first "Ghost" was made on the chassis of Pontiac Deluxe Six, in cooperation with the German company Rohm & Haas, which ten years before had developed the Plexiglas.
Using drawings for a four-door sedan, Pontiac tourism, the company Rohm & Haas constructed an exact copy of the car chassis made of plexiglass. Creating exhibit for a cost of $ 25,000 — an astronomical figure in those days.
The second piece, for the exhibition the Golden Gate Exposition in 1940, was placed on a chassis eight-cylinder models of Torpedo Eight.
After appearance at the world exhibition "Pontiac Ghost" several years was used for promotional purposes and displayed at the Smithsonian Institute. However, by the end of the 40-ies of the car's design was deemed obsolete and exposure changed.
It later resold several times, dealerships Pontiac, and then a unique car was bought by collector don Barlup.
Connoisseurs of automotive history, the claim that "Pontiac Ghost" is the first transparent car in America.